Profile:Amie Hood

Amie Hood

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Amie Hood

Specialist Neuro Occupational Therapist
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Amie is a fully qualified, HCPC registered Occupational Therapist who qualified from St Loyes School of Health Studies in 2006.

Since qualifying Amie has gained over twelve years experience of working with people who have neurological conditions. Some of these conditions include strokes, acquired brain injuries, and long-term progressive conditions such as MS and MND.

Amie has worked in a variety of clinical areas, from acute hospital settings to slow stream inpatient rehabilitation and rehabilitation at home; this has enabled Amie to develop a comprehensive understanding of the long-term effects of neuro-disability on a person and the impact on their family. During her career Amie has worked for the NHS and social care services and in the last couple of years Amie has worked in independent practice. This variety has enabled Amie to develop and hone core occupational therapy skills and explore the vast array of resources and tools available to support clients throughout their recovery.

Amie’s specialist interest is posture management as this is fundamental to all other activities of daily living. She has experience of working with clients, both adults and children with their families to develop twenty-four-hour posture management plans. Amie has completed training in complex posture management and routinely updates her knowledge and skills to ensure her practice is up to date.

Amie can also provide assessment and intervention to support clients with returning to work and leisure activities, to manage fatigue, physical and cognitive difficulties and identify aids or adaptations that can increase independence. To ensure that clients are receiving the best care, Amie maintains her continuing professional development.

Amie is holistic and client centred in her practice and enjoys working with people, finding out about their strengths to enable her to provide a detailed and useful occupational therapy intervention which will increase the client’s safety, independence, and quality of life.

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