PERSONAL PROFILE

Rebecca enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle by cycling to work, running and hiking at the weekends. She is a football season ticket holder and strives to maintain a good social life with her family and friends. Rebecca is recently married and enjoys travelling and gaining new experiences with her husband.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Rebecca qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2010 and worked in the NHS completing rotations in medical, orthopaedics, surgery, stroke and other neurological conditions. Rebecca developed an interest in neurology and has worked in multiple acute stroke units and neuro-rehab units both in the NHS and privately. Rebecca worked for 3 years in a specialist neurorehabilitation unit working with inpatients, outpatients and in the community setting.

Rebecca is currently the specialist occupational therapist setting up the new neuro integrated care system for Frimley Health NHS Foundation trust. Within this role she is managing patients with complex neurological needs and providing rehabilitation within the hospital and community. In addition to this Rebecca works in the acute stroke unit in Frimley Park Hospital, assessing and treating people with a new diagnosis of stroke. Both of these roles require a wide range of assessment and treatment strategies.

As an occupational therapist, Rebecca assesses how her patients are able to manage with their everyday functional tasks. She will then provide rehabilitation and education to the patient to enable them to be a part of their rehab experience. Rebecca assesses the home environment, recommending equipment to make a patient as comfortable and independent in their home environment as possible. She enjoys working on holistic goals with patients to improve their independence in activities of daily living and their quality of life.

Rebecca is experienced in cognitive assessments, upper limb rehabilitation, splinting, seating and postural assessments and visual assessments. Rebecca enjoys working with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure the best outcome for her patients.

Rebecca has over eight years of experience working with complex neurological conditions such as:

  • Stroke,
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hypoxic brain injury
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Prolonged disorders of consciousness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Encephalitis and Meningitis