Sue qualified as an occupational therapist in 1981, initially gaining clinical experience working in the NHS and moving into social services in 1982 to gain additional experience as an OT and also to work as a care manager. She is highly skilled at liaising and working with both statutory and private agencies and in obtaining a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation.
Sue’s clinical experience includes working with patients with complex injuries such as multiple fractures, head injuries, and orthopaedic surgery. Sue gained invaluable experience in a specialised hand injury unit, which dealt with conditions such as crush injuries, amputations of the fingers and arm, and nerve and tendon injuries including brachial plexus lesions. In 1996 Sue began working as a medico legal expert, she has prepared reports for both claimant and defendant and as a single joint expert.
Sue’s work as a case manager for WCM includes appointing and supervising support workers, assessing and assisting with the purchase of equipment and adaptations to the home specifically for the needs of the client.
Sue has gained considerable experience managing complex conditions and has extensive knowledge of assessing clients and planning intervention for rehabilitation.
Sue has increased her clinical experience by working as a volunteer with Headway and Action for ME; a charity which assists people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Limb amputees
- Joint replacement
- Visual loss and complete blindness
- Neurological disorders and mental health problems
- Knowledge of Social Services and NHS
- Skilled at communicating with clients and their relatives to establish goals