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Nick Carter -

Based: Southsea, Hampshire

Nick qualified in 1992 from St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy with a Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

He has wide experience of working as a therapist both in the United Kingdom and the United States of America in varied settings and specialisms. He developed an early special interest and subsequent expertise in the realms of Neuro-Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Hand Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Nick has considerable experience of working with, leading and training multidisciplinary teams both as an Occupational Therapist since 1992 and Case Manager since he first joined Independent Living Solutions Limited (ILS) in 2002. He is Director of Portsmouth Headway.


Full time Case Manager and Occupational Therapist with ILS, specialising in work with adult brain injured clients. Nick is a Professional Mentor within ILS and is a Clinical Team Leader within the ILS Acquired Brain Injury and Vocational Rehab Services.

Locum Senior Therapist in Neuro-rehabilitation specialist units across the United Kingdom including Unsted Park Hospital Brain Injury Unit, Jackets Field Rehabilitation Unit, Phoenix Rehabilitation Centre and Aylesbury Community Brain Injury Service (Vocational rehabilitation).

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for Neurology, East Hants PCT, responsible for Occupational Therapy Service development, staff supervision and training.

Lead Therapist in an elderly rehabilitation unit in Portsmouth, treating clients with neurological, general medical and orthopaedic conditions. He then took over Lead Therapy role within the stroke unit, developing Occupational Therapy services for Portsmouth and East Hants.

Travelling Rehabilitation Therapist in several hospitals in the USA involved in treatment as well as student training and Occupational Therapy service development. During this period, Nick specialised in Neurology and Hand Therapy.

Occupational Therapist in Neurological rehabilitation, primarily with stroke patients in acute hospital wards in Portsmouth.


  • Registered with HCPC
  • Member of BAOT
  • Member of NANOT (National Association of Neurological Occupational Therapists)
  • Member of BAHT (British Association of Hand Therapists)
  • Advanced Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK

Clinical Interests

Assessment and OT treatment of Brain Injured clients, Cognitive and work based rehabilitation. Neurological Rehabilitation with adults and young adults

Areas of Work

Occupational Therapy and Case Management with adults and young adults with neurological conditions; Vocational Therapy

Geographical Areas Covered

Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset. (Nearest Airport: Southampton 17 miles)

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