Area of Expertise: Occupational Therapist
Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, HCPC registered and a professional member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy
Sandy graduated in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She has a passion for neuro-rehabilitation, specialising in this area from the start of her career. She has worked in the UK since 2006, gaining a breadth of experience ranging from acute hospital, specialist inpatient and community-based rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, research and specialist case management.
While in the NHS, she chaired a pan-London Neuro Navigators group and was selected to represent Community Rehabilitation for the London Neurosciences Strategic Network, focusing on integration of neurological care and the development of standards.
After starting her private practice in 2014, Sandy has continued to advocate for collaborative inter-disciplinary team working and best practice in neuro-rehabilitation. She attends courses and conferences regularly, keeping abreast of the latest research. She is HCPC registered and a professional member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy, including independent practice and neurological rehabilitation specialist sections.
Sandy has particular interest and expertise in working with young adult clientele who have complex neurological conditions, requiring a particularly sensitive and skilled approach to breaking down the issues to address re-engagement in life roles and vocation after injury.
Sandy is also experienced in critically evaluating clients’ rehabilitation potential and support needs, also completing medico-legal expert work. Her aim is to empower clients to maximise independence within their abilities, while establishing the appropriate level and nature of supports to enable them to achieve this.