About us

Occupational therapy provides practical support to enable people to facilitate recovery and overcome any barriers that prevent them from doing the activities (occupations) that matter to them. This helps to increase people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.

"Occupation" refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure. British Association of Occupational Therapists www.cot.co.uk

At OT Partners we provide an occupational therapy service specialising in the assessment and treatment for people with a neurological diagnosis.  After an assessment has been completed we will work with you to identify realistic goals for therapy. Using individualised treatment programme, we aim to help you fulfil your goals and provide you with strategies to improve and maintain your independence and quality of life.

The impact of a neurological injury can be widespread with significant impact on a range of areas of everyday life.  At OT Partners we work in a holistic manner to address the issues that may arise as a result of an injury to reduce the effect of these difficulties. We can work with you in the clinic or in your own home.

Following a neurological diagnosis such as a Stroke or Head Injury, people can experience pain, contractures, weakness or spasticity in their arms or hands. We offer a community based hand clinic service, where we have specialist knowledge and skills in splinting and rehabilitation of the neurologically impaired upper limb. We are able to visit you at home or arrange clinic space at a number of facilities in London and surrounding areas.

Training, qualifications & experience

Hayley Hinton Bsc(Hons) Occupational Therapy

Hayley qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2000. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of neuro-rehabilitation settings in both the UK and New Zealand. She has worked in out-patient, inpatient and community settings, treating a wide range of neurological disorders such as Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Hayley spent 9 years working with clients who have complex neurological disabilities at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Here she specialised in neuro-rehabilitation working with people at different stages of their rehabilitation pathway. During this time she gained experience in working with complex postural needs and Disorders of Consciousness. Hayley progressed to working as a clinical specialist where her role included supervising, teaching and advising other occupational therapists as well as leading and developing the occupational therapy service.

Hayley has a keen interest in upper limb management including splinting and spasticity management, leading and teaching on splinting courses. Hayley has worked as a lead splint clinic advisor and part of a spasticity clinic.  She is trained in the use of Saebo products, Functional Electrical Stimulation and lycra garments.

Hayley is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists as well as the Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.

Clare Fundell Bsc(Hons) Occupational Therapy

Clare qualified as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Southampton in 2006. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings, including acute, community and inpatient rehabilitation.

For the past 6 years Clare has specialised her skills in the assessment and treatment of Neurological conditions at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, where she is currently one of the Clinical Specialists.  In this role, she works with complex clients at a variety of stages in their rehabilitation, ranging from those with disorders of consciousness to clients returning to independent living within the community. Part of her role is also to lead in the co-ordination and running of internal and external training of others in areas of specialist practice such as complex management of the upper limb through splinting and casting. Clare has had a number of pieces of work presented at recent Occupational Therapy Annual conferences, as well as UK Acquired Brain Injury forums.

Clare has specialist training in the use of Saebo products, Functional Electrical Stimulation and Lycra garments.

Clare is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists as well as the Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.

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Therapies offered


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If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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Wheelchair user access

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