Ruth Ann Steel's profile

Ruth Ann Steel BA Hons Occupational Therapy PGCert Clinical Education MSc Interprofessional Health & Social Care HCPC Registered RCOT Member

Ruth Steel OT Ltd

I qualified as an an Occupational Therapist in 1999 and throughout my career I have worked with clients with temporary & permanent physical impairments. I have worked with patients in short stay, highly acute settings, but I also have extensive experience in rehabilitation, home assessments & the provision of assistive equipment and both minor & major housing adaptations. I consider myself highly competent to assess the manual handling requirements of impaired persons, including those living with long term conditions. I have worked widely in General Medicine and Care of the Older Person. Therefore I have experience with a great variety of temporary & permanent physical impairments & conditions, including Falls, Dementia, Respiratory & mobility problems, issues with Manual Handling, Oncology & Palliative Care.

Client Testimonials: "Ruth is absolutely brilliant.. She has helped my disabled wife to have a more normal life and has always been there for us when we have had problems" "Dear Ruth, I thought you would like to know how your wonderful help with the "Walker" has helped me so much that I can now trot around with it in confidence". "Dear Ruth, I am writing to say thank you for giving me back my independence... for providing me with the equipment and confidence to.. restore my independent way of life to me." "Dear Ruth, We would like to say a big thank you for all you have done to help my husband be more independent. Your help & advice and the quick way you have dealt with requests has been wonderful. We will miss your cheerful manner and kind way."

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Specialist in Physical Illness & Disability

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Phone: +447736546481

Email: [email protected]




  • Adult 25 +
  • Older person (65+)
  • Case Management
  • Consultancy
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Supervision
  • Equipment/Adaptations
  • Advice about access, bathroom &/or kitchen adaptations or equipment Home adaptations for independent living
  • Advice around specialist equipment or in modifying your home to maximise independence
  • Falls prevention
  • Telecare and Telehealth expertise
  • Assessments for Disabled Facilities Grants
  • Obesity, bariatric care and specialist equipment
  • Electric mobility scooter assessment/advice
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Long term conditions management in the community
  • Oncology & Palliative Care or Condition Management
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Carer Support
  • Support with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias
  • Ergonomic Assessment/industrial/office/vehicle seating/equipment advice
  • Job/role analysis of task demands
  • Career re-direction Assessment/Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA)
  • Graduated RTW plan/reasonable adjustments advice
  • Vocational Rehab (VR) ongoing input/treatment/job coach/work prep/work hardening/conditioning
  • OT Assessments and interventions on behalf of a case manager
  • Specific treatment interventions for a case manager
  • Case management after a catastrophic injury
  • Expert witness assessment/reports
  • Single handed care reviews for Local Authorities or Care Homes
  • Reduction in Local Authority waiting lists
  • Blue Badge assessments
  • Regular supervision for independent practitioners

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