- Physical disability including complex orthopaedic injuries/multiple traumas.
- Lower limb amputations.
- Joint replacements.
- Bladder and bowel.
- Associated pain.
Clinical Currency Statement
As at June 2020, I am engaged in the role of Specialist Occupational Therapist for Kent County Council for an average of 60 hours per month. I also work as an Independent Occupational Therapist for an average of 60 hours per month.
Specific Injuries Experience
Jo regularly assesses adults in the community with a wide variety of physical conditions. She is experienced at completing holistic assessments, which include the consideration of the client’s housing, care, equipment and therapy needs. She commonly makes recommendations for major adaptations as well as minor equipment. She also completes specialised seating assessments.
She reviews care packages to ensure that these are continuing to meet a client’s needs as well as reviewing the moving and handling techniques and equipment used. She also provides training on moving and handling equipment to both informal and formal carers.
Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist Joanne has experienced working across a range of practices, from acute and sub-acute hospital settings within the NHS, to care provisions in the home and community for local authorities and in independent practice. She has specialised in palliative care, critical care and complex discharges.
During the entire course of her OT career, Joanne has worked with adults from age 18 plus, with a full range of physical and orthopaedic injuries/disabilities and long term chronic conditions. Working in the NHS she was involved in arranging the safe discharge of patients with orthopaedic conditions including total hip and knee replacements and upper/lower limb amputations. Joanne was directly involved in the care planning for their return home and making recommendations for future therapy and other needs.
Currently, she is employed by Kent County Council to assess the ongoing needs of adults with long term physical disabilities and chronic conditions requiring care, equipment and housing adaptations within their home environment and in the community. Part of this role requires her ongoing review of home care packages to ensure the most appropriate care is being provided, with an emphasis on moving and handling, and to improve the quality and delivery of care by the use of different techniques and/or equipment.
Joanne is skilled and experienced at assessing a person’s ability and the impact on their level of function and independence and making recommendations for care, equipment and further therapy needs and goals.
She has been working in independent practice since 2009 and prepared reports for numerous case managers and solicitors to recommend appropriate future therapy needs as well as care packages and equipment needs for their clients.
Joanne has worked as an independent expert witness since 2012 and has experience of attending experts’ meetings and case conferences and has undertaken Courtroom Familiarisation.
Qualifications and Membership
- BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (2005).
- BSc (Hons) Business Studies with Quantitative Business Management (2001).
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
- Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Royal College Occupational Therapists – Specialist Section – Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP).
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