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Mike Cowan-Jones

Occupational Therapist

  Solihull | within 2 hours travel time.


  • Independent practitioner in health & disability training, including Moving & Handling
  • Wide variety of clinical experience including acquired brain injury
  • Work with all ages in rehabilitation and enablement
  • Expert witness experience in the medio-legal process

Key Skills and Specialisms

  • Qualified Manual Handling Trainer with refresher updates.
  • Management qualification and experience in private rehabilitation
  • Senior Risk Assessor
  • Registered assessor for Royal College of OT courses.


I am a highly experienced practitioner working with children, adolescents, adults and older people. I provide moving and handling training in a wide variety of settings including the NHS, undergraduate therapists and nurses and to independent care providers, receiving consistently positive feedback.

I have experience in working alongside other rehabilitation professionals to ensure the moving and handling process is integrated within therapy for individuals. I work sensitively to introduce moving and handling approaches with clients and their families and find ways to help individuals maintain choice and control.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Full Membership of Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • HCPC Registration
  • Member of W Midlands and National Back Exchange

Previous Clinical Experience

Independent Practice: Providing clinical rehabilitation, training and medico legal services

Derbyshire Children’s Services: Paediatric OT for home environment adaptation, equipment and moving & handling.

Oxfordshire Country Council: Specialist role managing care resources and provision

Central Bedfordshire Council: Moving & Handling and Single Person Care advisor. Assessing for and providing assistive equipment & adaptations

East Riding of Yorkshire Council: Developing reablement services and provision of assistive equipment & adaptations.

Surrey Social Services: Moving & Handling Advisor

Staffordshire Social Services: Paediatric OT for equipment and adaptations

Barnet Social Services: Specialist Advisor for Moving & Handling, equipment and adaptations.

Solihull Social Services: Senior Risk Assessor

Locum work as a clinician with all ages within Social services

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust: Head OT. Developed skills as a trainer.

Good Hope NHS Trust: Senior OT in community clinical services.

Warwickshire Social Services: Community care, assistive equipment and adaptations.

East Birmingham Health Authority: Basic Grade OT rotation experience.

Maintaining Excellence

Mike is committed to maintaining his skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd including the following areas:

  • Annual Safeguarding update training
  • Maintaining CPD and professional registration.

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