About Emma Bracher
BHSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy 2003
Certified LSVT BIG® Therapist
Registered Occupational Therapist with Health and Social Care Professions Council
Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section for Independent Practice
Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section for Neurological Practice
I have over 16 years experience as an Occupational Therapist. After training in York, I worked both in the NHS and social services before heading to Brisbane, Australia. There I worked in a large private hospital, and specialised in neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation. I was involved in the development and implementation of the hospital's Parkinson's disease therapy programme, and worked alongside world-class neurologists and neurosurgeons.
I then went on to set up my own private practice, working with clients with a wide range of illness and disability in the community. This involved assessment and treatment of younger and older adults, including but not limited to falls prevention, environmental adaptation, activities of daily living, community access, cognitive impairment (including dementia), palliative care, manual handling and neurological rehabilitation.
I returned to the UK in 2013, and have continued to work with people with neurological conditions and orthopaedic injury within both the NHS and private sectors. I have a special interest in Parkinson's disease and brain injury, as well as arthritic conditions and amputation.
As well as offering therapy services I also work as an OT expert witness and produce medico-legal reports on care and therapy needs following catastrophic injury.
The ethos of my practice is to always provide a high quality occupational therapy service, to enable clients to optimise their function and improve their quality of life, whatever their condition or circumstance. I am passionate about working closely with families and carers, and recognise the importance of maintaining their health and well-being as well as the client’s.
You can see my Royal College of OT Independent Profile at RCOT Find a Clinician