Emily qualified in 2000 from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Occupational Therapy.
Emily joined Independent Living Solutions in 2009 to provide case management and occupational therapy with a specialist knowledge for clients with complex difficulties following ABI.
In addition to her clinical work, Emily uses her client centred approach and communication skills to ensure she develops and maintains good working relationships with her clients and their families. She advocates strongly on behalf of her clients aiming to ensure that best interest and choice is paramount. Emily works with clients and their families to assist in maximising the client’s full potential in all aspects of daily life.
Case Management and Occupational Therapy with adults and young adults primarily with neurological conditions. Special clinical interest in functional goal attainment including vocational rehabilitation.
Southern England – as is practical and cost effective for the client.
Based near Brighton.
2009 – Present Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with ILS.
2007 – 2009 Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), West Sussex, senior therapist in charity run residential rehabilitation unit for adults with ABI. Established a successful vocational rehabilitation service. Treatment of Ministry of Defence Personnel.
2007 Queen Elizabeth Foundation, National Specialist College, Surrey, senior therapist working with young adults with ABI at the residential college.
2004 – 2007 Unsted Park Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre, Surrey, working up from Senior I to Lead Occupational Therapist, managing an Occupational Therapy department. Set up a 5 bed Transitional Living Unit for adults with ABI, Priory Team of the Year finalist in 2006.
2002 – 2003 Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, Putney, treating clients with ABI in long-stay and rehabilitation units. Augmentive & assistive communication devices and environmental control systems. Trained and gained experience in assessment of levels of consciousness (Sensory Modality and Rehabilitation Technique). Specialist seating (including foam carve and matrix) and splinting clinics.
2000 – 2003 Experience in elderly care, mental health day treatment, orthopaedics and Social Services.
Assessment and OT treatment of Brain Injured clients, Cognitive and work based rehabilitation. Neurological Rehabilitation with adults and young adults.
Emily is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in a varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions covering the following areas: