BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MRCOT
Nicky is a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in Brain Injury. She is registered as an Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (regulatory body) and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Nicky has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 20 years, 17 of which have been specialising in the area of Neurology. She currently works part time for a specialist brain injury team based in Gloucestershire NHS services. Nicky has experience of working in both acute and community settings providing occupational therapy rehabilitation, advice and support. She has specialist skills in postural management, upper limb therapy (including constraint induced therapy), fatigue management, vocational rehabilitation and functional rehabilitation (including community assessment and integration).
Nicky has experience of group work and has set up a brain injury group working with a Clinical Psychologist which focuses on the cognitive effects of a brain injury and strategies to manage these in everyday life. She has also developed a vocational rehabilitation service and fatigue management service which includes a fatigue management group specifically for adults following brain injury. Nicky is an accredited SMART assessor and provides complex postural management intervention to patients in a low arousal state.
Nicky is committed to continuing professional development and her postgraduate training includes advanced physical rehabilitation, assessment and treatment of perceptual and cognitive dysfunction, vocational rehabilitation and ongoing accreditation as a SMART Assessor. Following her years of experience Nicky has a good understanding of the challenges faced by adults following brain injury and strives to provide therapy, advice and support to improve outcomes for individuals and their families.
Nicky is committed to client centred practice and is passionate about enabling adults with complex neurological difficulties to set goals to maximise their independence in all activities of daily living.