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 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.
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.
Following her studies at The University of Leeds and Monash University in Melbourne, Elizabeth qualified with an international degree in Psychology in 2016. In 2019, Elizabeth returned to The University of Leeds to complete an MSc in Cognitive Development and Disorders, due to an increasing interest in the brain and cognition. During her MSc, she completed research into visuospatial working memory in a Hippocampal Amnesic patient, the data of which is being utilised today in key papers in the field of memory.
Elizabeth has enjoyed part time Research roles since 2016 within education, the NHS and brain injury charities. Elizabeth has also completed research outside of work, and following her experience working at CAMHS of the long waiting lists on the Autism pathway, she completed a systematic review with a Psychologist colleague into therapeutic groups to treat ASC and reduce waiting times.
From 2017, Elizabeth completed two years working in a secondary SEN school with students with a range of learning, behavioural and physical needs, as both an LSA and Teacher. Here she supported students both academically and with their mental wellbeing.
Since 2019, Elizabeth has worked as in various Assistant Psychologist roles within the NHS. Here she gained skills to work with clients across the lifespan, having supported young people with mental health difficulties (CAMHS), Learning Disabilities and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ASC, ADHD), as well as adults and older adults following stroke, brain injury, and a range of neurological conditions. Elizabeth conducted Neuropsychological assessments (WISC/ WAIS) to assess for Learning Disabilities, and assessments for ADHD such as QB Tests and school observations.
Through Elizabeth’s work in education and mental health, she has developed a sound knowledge of safeguarding and managing risk in vulnerable individuals. As a result of Elizabeth’s education and work history, she has developed a strong interest in the field of brain injury and stroke, and supporting individuals to rehabilitate. Elizabeth’s psychology background has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of the loss, adjustment, frustration and anxiety that clients living with complex brain injury so often experience, allowing her to support MDT’s to positively impact clients’ mental and emotional wellbeing.
Elizabeth joined Green Owl Therapy as a Case Management Assistant in 2022 and since 2023 has been taking on Case Management cases for young people and adults, covering the Midlands, Yorkshire and North West England.
As independent healthcare professionals 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.
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