Green Owl Therapy
Occupational Therapy & Case Management Services
Telephone: 01789 413960
Mobile: 07966 573317
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.
Please click here for full CV.
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 OT work with adults covering Staffordshire, The Midlands and surrounding areas.
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.