Arm's Reach Occupational Therapy, Bristol (AROT) provides highly specialist stroke assessment and rehabilitation, particularly for people with a stroke-affected arm and hand. Referrals are accepted from all health care professionals, Case Managers, GPs and self-referrers. AROT follows local and national guidelines around Covid-19 risk management to maximise the safety of all service-users. Sessions are run both face to face and remotely. This means that if you live outside the Bristol area, or are self-isolating due to Covid-19, you can also use this service.
After running a specialised community arm and hand rehabilitation programme in the Bristol community for 2 years, the need for a dedicated post-stroke upper limb service became clear. I set up AROT to address this need. The service now offers a wide range of evidence-based therapies for low, medium and high-level functioning arms and hands. This includes running home-based Constraint Induced Movement Therapy programmes, which I have significant experience in.
I graduated with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2008. Since 2010, I then specialised in the field of stroke and neurological Occupational Therapy, both as a private practitioner, and for the NHS across the stroke pathway in London and Bristol.
I understand the long challenging road people face during post-stroke rehabilitation. I also believe that hard work, education, perseverance and motivation are key during recovery. I have great first-hand experience in creating a therapy environment which promotes these qualities, supporting people to maximise their recovery potential.
MSc Occupational Therapy (2008), London South Bank University
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