Area of Expertise: Occupational Therapy
Qualifications: Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Health Professions Council, BAHT and Occupational Therapist in Private Practice
Meryl is a Specialist Hand/Occupational Therapist having qualified in 1988, she has worked in the specialist filed of Hand/Upper limb since 1991.
Meryl has a broad range of experience with expertise in the areas of plastics, orthopaedics, rheumatology, burns, neurological conditions involving the hand and upper limb and has the key skill of splinting.
Meryl has held many positions throughout the UK as well as being involved in voluntary work in India and teaching in Malawi.
She is a member of The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and held a seat on the executive committee and the international conference organizing committee.
Meryl was awarded The Hand Therapist of the year in 2004 and poster prize at the joint conference with Hand surgeons in 1999. She published a joint paper with a leading hand surgeon and has had a report on “outcome measures” in The British Journal of Hand Therapy.
Meryl`s expertise has been sought in education having lectured at various venues to varied audiences, presented at conferences and taught on courses including those accredited by BAHT.
She has been involved with media work both with the BBC on Real Lives Reunited following her work with a bomb victim and featuring on an ITV documentary.
The Client is at the center of her work. Meryl believes that the hand/upper limb condition is best treated by focusing on the whole person: their circumstances, needs, pastimes and life style as opposed to simply treating the condition.
Meryl maintains her continued professional development both as a specialist hand therapist and an expert witness.
She is registered with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Health Professions Council, BAHT and Occupational Therapist in Private Practice.