Private OT- South West Scotland and North of England

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About

Why choose my service?

 I have over 25 years occupational therapy experience working both in the NHS and the private sector. I have worked in hospitals, rehabilitation settings, a hand therapy clinic and in clients' own homes. 

I work with adults and have particular expertise working with older people, long term conditions and in hand therapy.

I am committed to life-long learning and undertake regular training to keep my skills up to date.

I am Bupa recognised.

How I Can Help You

  I offer a personal approach to help clients who may be experiencing difficulties arising from illness, accident or simply the challenges of growing older. I also accept referrals from Case Managers, Charities or other organisations. 

Some of the things I can help with include:

  • Recommending equipment or minor adaptations to make everyday tasks easier.
  • Rehabilitation to help regain or improve independence and confidence.
  • Helping prevent falls.
  •  "Future proofing" your home.
  • Finding ways to keep doing the things you value in your daily life, from basic tasks like getting dressed and preparing a meal to things you enjoy such as your hobbies, interests or holidays.
  • Learning to cope with the effects of a long term illness, for example fatigue management programmes.
  • Hand therapy programmes to fit your need

Professional Standards

So that you can be sure of the highest standards of service, I am:

  •  Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registration number: OT18468
  • A member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
  • A registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
  • Covered by appropriate professional indemnity insurance.

Too far away?

I am based in South West Scotland and also work in the North of England. I can travel by arrangement. I am happy to provide virtual consultations and assessments by telephone, Skype, FaceTime or similar methods. See details in My Services below...



My Services

Telephone and Virtual Consultations

  • Free initial 15 minute call to discuss your needs.  We can do the same via email or text if this is more convenient. 
  • Focussed half hour consultation for a specific issue- for example to provide guidance about equipment, but can be for any issue you wish. A list of recommendations to follow can be included.
  • Virtual assessment. A bespoke assessment using 'real- time' video technology such as Skype, via email using photographs or whatever method works best. This can be helpful to allow me to provide suggestions for equipment or adaptations. A written report will be provided.

There is no substitute for a face-to-face consultation but there are situations when it is not possible and one of these options may be helpful to provide the information you need.

 

Assessment Visits

A comprehensive assessment carried out at your home, workplace or wherever is appropriate for the issue you are looking for help with. Assessments typically last up to two hours and I will then provide a full report or a condensed list of recommendations as you prefer. The assessment visit may be a 'one-off' or we may agree further sessions, for example, to demonstrate equipment or to carry out a rehabilitation programme.

The cost of your visit will be provided in writing following an initial discussion by telephone or email.

Individual Therapy Programmes

A therapy programme for rehabilitation or to address an issue you choose can be agreed following an initial assessment. Each client has individual needs and preferences and I will make every effort to offer a programme that suits your needs and is at a convenient time for you. A mixture of face-to-face and virtual sessions, using Skype or similar can be arranged if you prefer.

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Please contact me directly with any questions, comments, or other enquiries you may have.

Ebby Sigmund

Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

+44 (0)7599 950850

Hours

My hours are flexible and every week is different. I aim to reply to all enquiries within one working day.