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Rachel Swains -

Rachel qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Coventry University in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy.

Highlighted Areas of Experience / Specialism

  • Rachel has a specific interest in cognitive and perceptual deficits post head injury and their impact upon everyday function
  • She has experience working with those who have suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury.
  • Experienced in the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with stroke and acquired or traumatic brain injuries.
  • Experience in Acute and Community Rehabilitation, in a variety of contexts and settings.

Professional Memberships

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

HCPC Registered

Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)

Member of College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section in Neurological Practice

Member of College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section in Independent Practice

Member of Case Management Society UK

Career to Date

Occupational Therapist, ILS Rehabilitation Solutions

Independent Case Manager

Principal Occupational Therapist. Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, City Hospital, Birmingham - Led the neuro-rehabilitation occupational therapy team in the trust. Worked with adults diagnosed with stroke, acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other neurological and general illnesses. Provided assessments and periods of rehabilitation aiming for community integration.

Senior Occupational Therapist B.I.R.T (Brain Injury Rehab Trust, a private charitable trust), South Birmingham with a case load of clients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Carried out generalised and risk assessments, set rehab goals, instigated rehab plans and organised community integration.

Senior Occupational Therapist, Heartland’s Hospital, East Birmingham - working within inpatient and outpatient settings with patients with stroke and acquired/traumatic brain injury.

Senior Occupational Therapist and Basic Grade Occupational Therapist, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield - Basic Grade rotation covered areas such as surgery, palliative care and orthopaedics. The senior position was in stroke and neuro rehabilitation and general medicine.

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