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Suzanne Stephenson

Suzanne is a highly specialist Occupational Therapist with more than 15 years’ experience of working in the field of complex neurological and physical disabilities. Suzanne qualified in 1996 from St Andrews School of Occupational Therapy Northampton.

Key Areas Of Expertise

  • Experienced in the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological conditions, including stroke, acquired or traumatic brain injuries, Spinal Injury Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Brain Tumours
  • Experienced in upper limb rehabilitation
  • Special interest in cognitive and perceptual deficits post brain injury and their impact upon everyday function
  • Assessment of equipment to support independent living
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and development of return to work programmes


Suzanne is based in Devon and works for ILS in the South West of England. She can offer flexibility in treatment to suit the needs of the client, including evening and weekend appointments.

Professional Information

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy University of Northampton 1996

Membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)

Membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Career to date

Adult Treating Occupational Therapist - ILS Rehabilitation Solutions

Case Manager and Occupational Therapist - Independent Living Solutions

Community NHS Occupational Therapist - South Hams and West Devon Locality.

A Specialist Occupational Therapist working in a community rehabilitation team providing assessment, treatment and advice to patients and their carers with a wide range of acute, chronic and terminal conditions. This role provided Suzanne with extensive knowledge and experience in effectively meeting the needs of people with a range of Neurological conditions.

Lead Occupational Therapist – Plymouth Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.

Providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation programmes whist coordinating complex discharges from Hospital to home.

Senior Occupational Therapist - Acute Neurology ward Torbay Hospital.

Providing assessment, treatment and advice regarding management of a range of acute and long-term neurological conditions. Working in Intensive Care and with patients following Spinal Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Encephalitis and other major Trauma.

Rotational Occupational Therapist – Plymouth

A rotational post working in both acute and community settings including Acute Neurology, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Elderly Care and Stroke Rehabilitation.

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