Adriana is a specialist neuro occupational therapist, passionate about improving the lives of individuals who have neurological conditions and disabilities. With over 25 years clinical experience, Adriana has developed a comprehensive understanding of the intricate connections between the brain, body, and behaviour. Adriana’s work involves assessing and addressing the unique challenges that arise from events such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries or the diagnosis of a long term neurological condition.
Adriana’s skills are in personalising treatment plans that focus on enhancing an individual’s independence and quality of life by addressing their physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioural and sensory needs. Her approach is without doubt holistic, working with the client and those who are significant to them, to set achievable goals, implement adaptive strategies, and provide ongoing support, ultimately helping them regain and maintain engagement in meaningful daily activities.
Adriana’s areas of expertise cover a wide range of specialist areas including cognitive rehabilitation, posture and positioning, upper limb management and splinting, emotional adjustment, fatigue management, vocational rehabilitation and transitionary living skills. She has experience of working in a range of settings both in acute and longer-term stages of the rehabilitation process including hospitals, rehabilitation centres and community settings. Adriana values collaborative working with clients and the wider professional team to overcome challenges, adapt to new circumstances, and lead fulfilling lives.