PG Dip (Occupational Therapy)
Coverage: South East England
Zoe qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2005, and has gained her clinical experience working with varied client groups including acquired brain injury, orthopaedics, long term neurological conditions, dementia, and oncology. As a Case Manager she works with an equally varied range of clients, including individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, or other complex injuries such as amputation. Zoe uses a holistic, client centred approach in case management, to maximise independence, function and quality of life. She has also developed specialist skills in managing and supporting clients with complex social situations and cognitive impairment.
In her clinical roles, Zoe would review clients with long term conditions during the acute hospital admission to ensure provision of specialist seating, pressure care and continence management in the context of the client’s current needs. This entailed liaison with community health care professionals such as MS nurses, social workers and district nurses. In accordance with guidelines Zoe acted as a Key Worker for stroke clients and their families providing emotional support, education, onwards signposting to rehabilitation services and the facilitation of case conferences.
Zoe has developed specialist seating assessment skills for clients with neurological conditions and has liaised with wheelchair services and seating companies to set up specialist seating systems in the hospital and community. She has problem solved complex manual handling cases providing specialist equipment and training to family and professional carers.
Throughout her career, Zoe has attended courses to develop her knowledge and skills and is committed to continuing professional development. She has provided a variety of different trainings to therapists and the wider MDT and has provided regular supervision and mentoring to occupational therapists within her team.
Zoe is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM).