- Brain injury (traumatic and acquired).
- Complex traumatic multi-pathology with brain injury.
- Cognitive and behavioural difficulties.
- Orthopaedic injuries.
- Neurological conditions including stroke, MS, MND, Parkinson’s and dementia.
- Associated mental health.
- Associated fatigue.
- Associated visual or hearing impairment/loss.
Clinical Currency Statement
As at May 2022, I am engaged in the role of Case Manager for Unite Professionals for an average of 80 hours per month.
Specific Injuries Experience
Amanda has significant experience in managing the ongoing care needs of adults suffering from traumatic and acquired brain injury. She carries a caseload of complex clients with a mixed range of injuries including catastrophic orthopaedic injuries as well as severe neurological and cognitive impairments. As an experienced Case Manager, Amanda has an in-depth understanding of the litigation process.
She is adept in managing the challenging cognitive and behavioural needs of a client in conjunction with the often-complex family dynamics surrounding them. Amanda has experience of using both agency care and directly employing support workers to provide care including very complex packages of care.
Amanda is comfortable commenting on the associated injuries that can often accompany brain injury. She has worked with many clients who have sustained severe orthopaedic injury, and supported those with significant psychological issues.
Amanda qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2006 and has worked across various settings from acute through to the community, giving her a great understanding of the pathway for patients following catastrophic injury. She has worked in many specialist areas although predominantly neurosciences. Whilst she has particular expertise in brain injury, having worked in this area since 2006, Amanda also continues to work with clients with orthopaedic and spinal injuries. Amanda has delivered specialised OT assessment, treatment, care
co-ordination, review and discharge planning to complex clients with various injuries prior to her case management career.
Amanda also has many years’ experience in community and reablement posts as a Senior OT where in time she led the team.
Amanda became a Case Manager in 2016 and moved to Unite Professionals in 2022. She is highly skilled in the assessment of complex cases with brain injury or orthopaedic injuries, to ascertain an appropriate rehabilitation and care pathway for the client and their family. This allows her to effectively case manage to ensure smooth transition between acute, rehabilitation and community integration phases. Her caseload throughout her case management career has consisted of a mixture of catastrophic injuries that are orthopaedic in nature and those traumatically brain injured individuals.
Qualifications and Membership
- PG Dip Occupational Therapy, London Southbank University (2006).
- British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).
- Member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Royal College of Occupational Therapy – Specialist Section – Trauma & Musculoskeletal Health (RCOTSS-TMP).
- Advanced Member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM).
- Case Management Society UK (CMSUK).
Care Expert Witness
Jacqueline Webb & Co Limited
Unite Professionals Limited
AMS Case Management
Complex Case Management
Enable Therapy Services
NHS Community Rehabilitation Team, Keighley
Senior Occupational Therapist
Support and Independence Team (Reablement), Calderdale Council
Various settings; Stroke Unit; Acute Assessment Team, Housing and Adaptations Team, Long Term Neuro Conditions Team, Rheumatology, Stroke Unit