Sue has 23 years’ experience as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings including acute and rehabilitation wards, social services, community rehabilitation and private practice. Her experience has provided a very broad range of assessment and treatment skills across many specialities including neurology, orthopaedics, lower limb amputation, dementia and mental health.
Sue is familiar with managing complex multi-faceted situations relating to manual handling, equipment provision, major adaptations, specialist equipment and housing. She regularly takes on a co-ordinator role between multidisciplinary and multi-agency colleagues. Sue takes pride in providing a comprehensive client-centred approach to ensure that the needs and goals of the client and their family or carers are addressed. She also has experience in situations involving mental capacity and supporting best interests.
Sue has carried out immediate need assessments following work-place and road traffic accidents, and worked with case managers to provide manual handling training and advice to support personal assistants. She enjoys long-term work with case managers to support clients to achieve their optimum level of independence within the most appropriate environment.
Sue has contributed to single carer projects, All Wales Review of Blue Badge Assessments and The Compliance with the Local Authority Verification Toolkit, she has also carried out regular face-to-face blue badge assessments. She regularly undertakes equipment reviews and enjoys researching new products, in order to challenge standard provision guidelines to find the right equipment to fit the client by providing evidence-based clinical reasoning.