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Veena Benawra

Occupational Therapist

  Berkshire | within 1.5 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Occupational Therapy
  • 23 years Occupational Therapy experience
  • Worked in the NHS and in Private Practice (including working with client instructions from Solicitors & Insurers - both Case Manager and as a Specialist rehabilitation OT

Key Skills

  •  Assessment, treatment and evaluation of clients with polytrauma following life changing events.
  • Assessment, treatment and evaluation of adults living with complex neurological and medical conditions.
  • Special interest in cognitive and vocational rehabilitation following a Brain Injury.
  • Postural and tone management.
  • Rehabilitation to aid recovery of upper limb function.
  • Experienced in the use of standardised assessments for cognition and vocation.
  • Vocational rehabilitation through job demands analysis and functional activities.
  • Client led approach to goal setting and treatment planning.
  • Minor home adaptations and equipment to aid independence.
  • Moving & handling skills to support family & professional carers.
  • Production of Formal Reports and confidential clinical records.
  • Multi-agency communicator and a strong advocate for clients.

Profile

Veena is a highly skilled, conscientious Occupational Therapist (OT) with a wealth of experience working with adults with complex neurological and medical co-morbidities including Strokes, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, Progressive Neurological Conditions (such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis), Spinal Injury and Polytrauma following life changing accidents.

Veena employs innovative approaches/activities to achieve client self-sufficiency - based on a sound knowledge of her clients and their goals. She specialises in the assessment, treatment and evaluation of adults with neurological conditions and has a special interest in cognitive and vocational rehabilitation following Brain Injury.

Previous Clinical Experience

Veena has extensive knowledge of working with adults following acquired and traumatic injuries both within the acute and community NHS Services and within the Private Sector. She has 23 years of experience in the comprehensive assessment, evaluation and treatment of adults affected by complex medical and neurological conditions. Veena is also very experienced in the management of chronic conditions and disabilities.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (DipCOT)
  • Full Membership of RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
  • Health & Care Professions Council Registration (HCPC)

Maintaining Excellence

Veena is committed to maintaining her 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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