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Thatcher House,
12 Mount Ephraim,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN4 8AS

T:01892 320334
F:0844 7741447
E:info@inclusion.me.uk

"...very professional and has a high standard of work when undertaking assessments"

".....thorough, knowledgeable and highly motivated!"

Claire Miller: Occupational Therapist

Private Occupational Therapist
Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire areas

“I qualified with a Bsc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from Coventry University in 1994. Since qualifying I worked for 5 years up to senior level within all departments of a busy District General Hospital, gaining experience within all OT departments, including Trauma & Orthopaedics, Medicine, Surgery, Community Reablement, Health Care for the Elderly and falls prevention. Throughout this time I worked as a specialist in hand injuries- creating graded rehabilitation packages, static and dynamic splinting to meet the needs of patients to attain their identified goals, maximizing strength, range of movement, tolerance and sensation.

Since 1999 I have worked within a Social Care and Health Service, where I work on a part time basis. I have ‘Train-the-Trainer’ accreditation in moving and handling of people, with the expertise to identify assistive techniques, equipment and support plans to ensure carers are safe and supported in their roles. I have a City and Guilds in ‘Preparing to Teach’ and 4 years experience with a local college, delivering safe moving and handling of objects and people courses. I am currently undertaking a project to develop and deliver a training package to 400 non Occupational Therapy Staff to assess and provide low level assistive equipment to community clients, thus supporting a key worker model, reducing paperwork/ duplication, freeing up qualified Occupational Therapists and experienced OT Assistants to focus their expertise on complex case work.

In my independent practice I focus on one off assessments to assess and meet the needs of clients in their own homes, leisure and place of work, supporting them to achieve their identified goals through alternative technique, assistive equipment, minor and major adaptation to the home or workplace and always working towards reasonable and practical cost effective solutions with a person centred approach to meeting outcomes. I have retained a special interest in hand injuries and rehabilitation, offering full assessments of the hand indicating the degree of functional loss and providing graded rehabilitation plans for supported rehabilitation in the home. I provide functional hand assessments/ reports for access support in education and educational allowances, using standardized assessment tools (including DASH, and DASH 17+ both recognized by JQC).

I am a trained and experienced Independent Mobility Assessor, providing eligibility assessments for a Local Authority Concessionary Travel Passes, and referral into statutory support services for eligible clients.”

Claire is a private Occupational Therapist covering the Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire & Cheshire areas.

To talk to Claire or to arrange a free consultation call 01892 320334 or email info@inclusion.me.uk.

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