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Emily Baxter

Emily is a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist and Moving and Handling Advisor with more than 6 years’ experience of working with disabled children and children with life limiting conditions.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Assessment of equipment and advice on techniques to assist with safer Moving and Handling for rehabilitation and independence of clients with complex clinical needs
  • Bespoke Moving and Handling Training of care staff and families in techniques and principals of safe handling
  • Bespoke advice and training to school staff on techniques for safer handling.
  • Experience of handling in outdoor environments


Emily is based in Surrey and works in the South East and surrounding counties. She can offer flexibility in assessment and training to suit the client, including evening and weekend appointments.

Professional Information

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Canterbury Christchurch University

Member of the College of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)

Member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Member of National Back Exchange (NBE)

Career to Date

Moving and Handling Advisor for ILS Rehab Solutions - Providing Moving and Handling solutions and training to clients at home.

Emily has worked as the lead Moving and Handling Outreach Trainer for a special school based in Kent for the past 2 years tailoring packages of training for schools, nurseries and those handling children across Kent and offering handling solutions to a range of students with complex needs.

Prior to that, Emily worked as an Occupational Therapist within Social Services providing comprehensive assessment and intervention for children with complex physical and health needs, including assessment of equipment and adaptations to homes to improve independence and enable care.

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