Salma Khanam's profile

Salma Khanam Clinical Lead specialist, promoting functional independence at home.

Step Forward OT

As the founder of Step forward OT my core ethos embedded in my practice is to promote functional independence through bespoke and specialised treatment programmes.

As a clinician I provide holistic and client centred care, focusing on tasks of high value and importance to those I treat. I am able to provide comprehensive assessment and devise specialist treatment programmes for a variety of clients experiencing difficulty with everyday activities.

I currently work as a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, and manage a department of various specialist therapists working in the acute sector. Thus, gaining over 10 years working experience as part of the NHS. I have a vast range of clinical experience in the medical field which includes neurology, specialist seating, fracture management, home adaptations, physical rehabilitation, falls prevention, cognitive rehabilitation, acquired brain injury, palliative care and management of long-term health conditions. I also undertake environmental assessments and provide advice regarding equipment and home adaptations. I have knowledge and experience in additional areas such as pressure care, carers training, manual handling, ADL retraining, capacity assessments, memory problems, anxiety and depression, impaired mobility, spinal injury and other illnesses.

I have also worked as a clinical expert, therefore experienced in case management and devising complex treatment plans for clients alongside providing comprehensive documentation to case managers and solicitors.

I also offer coaching, supervision and mentoring to Occupational Therapists embarking on their career journey. I am committed to promoting stability, independence and wellbeing to all clients.

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Bsc Occupational Therapy

Contact Salma Khanam

Phone: 07769221697

Email: [email protected]




  • Adult 25 +
  • Young person (18-25)
  • Older person (65+)
  • Case Management
  • Coaching
  • Consultancy
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Supervision
  • Training
  • Human Resources
  • Other Business Services
  • Retail Development
  • Equipment/Adaptations
  • Wheelchairs/Specialist Seating
  • 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
  • Specialist seating expertise
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • 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
  • Brain or Spinal Injury expertise
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Sensory Impairment expertise
  • Carer Support
  • Armed Forces Rehabilitation
  • Help and support with pain or fatigue-management techniques
  • Depression and anxiety management
  • Mental health recovery and peer support
  • Stress-related support
  • Solution focused counselling
  • Therapeutic assessment, support and intervention for memory problems
  • Support with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias
  • Ergonomic Assessment/industrial/office/vehicle seating/equipment advice
  • Mental Health Assessment and Advice - work related
  • Graduated RTW plan/reasonable adjustments advice
  • 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
  • Manual Handling training for health and/or care staff
  • Single handed care reviews for Local Authorities or Care Homes
  • Reduction in Local Authority waiting lists
  • Assessments/support at GP surgeries
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Mentoring or supervision
  • Regular supervision for independent practitioners
  • CPD advice/HCPC Audit support
  • Coaching/Mentoring

Contact Salma Khanam