Green Owl Therapy

Occupational Therapy & Case Management Services

Telephone: 01789 413960

Mobile: 07966 573317

Katie Hanagarth

Katie qualified in 1998 from Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy in Oxford. She initially completed rotations in elective orthopaedics, stroke rehabilitation, trauma, orthopaedics, and acute medicine. During this time she successfully completed a Post Registration Development in the OT Management of Neurological Conditions course through Leicester University.

She later worked dynamically within the acute trauma and orthopaedic wards of a large acute hospital. She gained experience of working with adult and elderly trauma patients, as well as acute brain injury patients with additional trauma injuries and needs. Katie also has experience of working within A&E, fracture clinic, and medical admissions.

Katie has also worked within neuro rehabilitation, gaining experience of inpatient, outpatient and community based rehabilitation.

In addition to her medical based experience Katie has worked in Social Services which enables her to
have an understanding of eligibility criteria and what aids, equipment and minor/major adaptations are available via both statutory and private services.

 

She has also been a Disability Assessor, assessing clients who have applied for the Personal Independence Payment benefit. She has assessed clients with both mental health and physical impairments, writing detailed but succinct reports for the Department of Work and Pensions.

Since 2007 Katie has worked as a Case Manager holding a case load of adolescent and adult clients who had sustained trauma, and acquired brain injury.

She has overseen the rehabilitation of the clients, resourcing, and engaging the services of interdisciplinary teams.  She works jointly with statutory and private resources to meet care and equipment needs. She has produced Immediate Needs Assessments, interim reports and witness statements.

Katie works with clients and solicitors within the litigation process, and with clients and deputies working under the Court of Protection.

 

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Jane Dickson

Jane qualified with an Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2005 from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Initially, she worked within the Forensic Mental Health system in the Western Cape, delivering tailored interventions to adult and adolescent clients, within both private and state-funded domains, sourcing employment opportunities and enabling community re-integration.

 

Jane then moved to the United Kingdom, and worked within a community setting, providing support for adult clients in their own homes. Adaptations, reports, advice and major works assessments were part of the role, and client-centred interventions, focusing on immediate needs as well as long term therapy input, were provided.

She then moved into the field of community Palliative Care, where home visits and swift environmental adaptations and therapy interventions were required.

Having worked closely with the relevant Social Services Teams, Jane has a good understanding of local eligibility criteria and the services and adaptations available to clients.

Following this Jane started work in the community hospitals sector, where she gained experience working with adult trauma patients, focusing her energies on Orthopaedics, A&E, Medical Admissions, Adult Rehabilitation, Falls and the Intermediate Care Therapies directorate.

 

Jane has worked as a Disability Assessor, completing assessments with clients who have applied for the Personal Independence Payment benefit. She has compiled concise reports for the Department of Work and Pensions following assessment of clients with both mental health and physical impairments.

In 2016 Jane joined Green Owl Therapy for independent Case Management and OT work with adults covering Staffordshire, The Midlands and surrounding areas.

 

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Kirsty Dickinson

Kirsty qualified in 1990 as a Registered General Nurse from Foresterhill College of Nursing and Midwifery in Aberdeen. She practised general nursing. Following this Kirsty held a variety of nursing positions both in acute and rehabilitation settings.

 

Kirsty became a Case Manager in 2001 working for the government accident compensation scheme in New Zealand.  She managed a portfolio of clients with severe brain injury, spinal cord injury and severe paediatric injury; this included cerebral palsy and child abuse claims. Her role progressed to include service delivery management, managing a team of Case Managers.

Returning to the UK in 2007, she has continued as a Case Manager for adults with brain injury, spinal injury and poly-trauma injuries. She is also experienced in the management of young adults and adults who have cerebral palsy. She undertakes Initial Needs Assessments on a joint or single instruction basis. She provides a comprehensive case management service, implementing and coordinating rehabilitation to meet the injury-related needs of the client.

 

Kirsty has worked as a Care Expert since 2017.

 

In 2018 Kirsty joined Green Owl Therapy as a Case Manager covering Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

 

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Birgit Richardson-Rathje

Birgit qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1994 with an Honours degree in Occupational Therapy from St Andrew’s School of OT in Northampton. She has acquired a wide range of clinical, managerial and training experience working in the NHS, the private and voluntary sector, in long term rehabilitation, community care as well as acute care. In 2007 she also completed her post-graduation certificate with Merit in Neurological Rehabilitation.

 

Birgit enjoys engaging in continue professional development and attends courses and conference on a regular basis. As such she was calibrated in AMPS March 2018.

Birgit has worked as a training consultant with Harrison Associated for a number of years delivering and writing courses in neurological rehabilitation to postgrad OTs.

Her experience includes the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological conditions, acquired and traumatic brain injury, complex needs and the elderly. Furthermore she has worked in palliative care, providing Occupational Therapy interventions in acute hospital setting as well as in a privately funded hospice.

 

Birgit has been an active member of the National Association of Neurological Occupational Therapists (NANOT) , working nationally on the Stroke Clinical Forum and locally taking the role of Chairperson for the Oxfordshire regional NANOT group for a number of years.

Since 2011 Birgit has worked as a Case Manager holding a case load of adolescent and adult clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, trauma and complex needs. She is highly experienced in negotiating, implementing and developing goal directed client focus rehabilitation programmes for her clients. Birgit actively works with statutory, private and voluntary services to ensure the best outcomes for her client’s rehabilitation needs.

 

Birgit uses a client centred approach to build a good rapport and therapeutic relationships, and has successfully managed highly challenging clients and their families following traumatic brain injuries. She has a particular interest in neurological rehabilitation and is skilled in immediate needs assessments, complex needs assessments, rehabilitation, report writing and training.

Birgit works with clients and solicitors within the litigation process as well as with clients and deputies working under the Court of Protection.

Birgit also continues to work as an Occupational Therapist in private practice, treating individuals with a number of neurological conditions, mainly brain injury, medical and orthopaedic needs.

 

In 2018 Birgit joined Green Owl Therapy as a Case Manager covering the East and West Midlands, and North London.

 

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Testimonial

I am a case manager who required the assistance of an OT for a client of mine. He needed an assessment of his home following an RTA to ascertain whether any equipment and home adaptations were required. I have to say that Katie was professional, efficient, and extremely helpful. Her report arrived within one week of her visit and helped me to plan the next stage of my client's rehabilitation. I wouldn't hesitate to instruct her again.

 

Helen Clitherow RGN RSCN, Director of Revoco Case Management Ltd

As independent OT's and Case Managers we have an advanced DBS, are registered with HCPC, and are on the Register of Data Controllers with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) adhering to Data Protection rules and regulations. We are members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).

Katie & Helen are members of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section of Independent Practice (COTTSS-IP), and Katie is also a member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM).

We have full professional indemnity insurance via Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers.

 

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Registered Address: Office 5, Union House, 7-9 Union Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QT | Company Number: 10273716