About the Author

Neurological Occupational therapist

I am Laila and I’m a clinical specialist  qualified Occupational Therapist and the founder of HT Neuro Rehab in, London, a very reputable Occupational Therapy service. I am genuinely passionate about what I do; to me, it is a vocation and as well as my clinical work, I organise training for private occupational therapists in London. The student support includes helping those that want to learn more about the profession or if the profession is a career match. Additionally, I train students on clinical placement annually. 

I constantly strive to stay up-to-date with new innovations in the field and I’m registered with the Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT).  To find out more about what I do, please visit my website here or get in touch here.

My work is very much about helping people to regain their independence and I’ve had many different patients over my years as an OT.  I help those with orthopaedic conditions, brain injuries, major trauma, accident and emergency cases and I also help retrain upper limbs as well as general rehabilitation.  Additionally, I am highly trained in PDoC (Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness) and Functional Neurological Disorders (FND).  This blog is for people looking for Occupational Therapy and for those wanting to know more about the role of an Occupational Therapist.  I hope you find it useful.


My training,  Professional Certifications and Teaching Experience 


Teaching experience 

 Burnout management for clinical staff 

PDoC study day for Multidisciplinary teams (MDT) 

New Care Act and implications in healthcare provision 

Therapeutic Moving and Handling 

Preceptorship and mentoring for clinical staff 

Upper limb retraining 

Posture management and 24/7 hour positioning 

Future of OT at South Bank University

Wheelchair assessments


Practice Educators’ Courses

Clinical supervision for students, assistants and trained therapists    

24 hour postural management for complex neurological conditions for RCOT neuro groupm at Queen Square Hospital. 

IDT implementation of MT whitin a Neuro rehab setting,   Stockholm, Sweden. 

University,  specialization training and professional registrations 

Bsc Hons Occupational Therapy at Brunel University, London 

MOCA – Montreal cognitive assessment. certified assessor 

Complex posture management for neurological conditions PostGrad at Oxford Brookes, Oxford. 

Hand Therapy B.A.H.T. Level 1 at NES training  

Pulmonary rehabilitation for complex patients – “If you can’t breathe, you can’t function. Pulmonary rehabilitation for complex neurological patients”

Sensory training – “Function from the Bottom Up: Addressing the Sensorimotor components of Daily Occupations” 

Certified in Equality and Diversity 

CIEHF DSE Assessor    

Wheelchair assessor – Hybrid Wheelchair Service Provision at International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP)  

Neurological Rehabilitation and Specialisations

Facial Oral Tract Therapy (FOTT)

Bobath at Queen’s Square Hospital

Functional Neurological Disorders at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Cognitive Rehabilitation at Braintree Training (braintreetraining.co.uk)

Fugl Meyer, 

The Wessex Head Injury Matrix (WHIM)

Nottingham Sensory Assessment

Rivermead Behavioural Memory (RBMT),

Cognitive Assessment of Minnesota (CAM)

Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDoC)- Specialisation

PDoC training at Regional Hyper-Acute Rehabilitation Unit                      


An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to the Management of Patients in Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability                                         

Spasticity Management – A Multidisciplinary Approach at Queen’s Square            

Posture Management for People with Complex Disabilities – at The Oxford Centre for Management                                                    

The JFK Coma Recovery Scale Revised: Clinical and Research Applications training by Jo Giancino at Holy Cross Hospital   

Recent advances in the assessment, diagnosis and MDT management of people with Disorders of Consciousness (DOC)           

Hand therapy and Rehabilitation 

Evidence base theory for Upper Limb interventions at Royal London                                                           

 Saebo Certification – Royal Leamington Spa Hospital                                         

Bioness for Upper Limb  H200 

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Technology for upper limb retaining such as Bioness H200, ARMEO, E-Link and FES (including Microstim)



Orthopaedic and Rheumatology  thermoplastic splinting 

Neoprene splinting 

Plaster and fiberglass hand cast splinting 

Neurological thermoplastic splinting 

Other  clinical skills 

Mental Capacity and DoLs Assessment 

Falls Assessment and Prevention                                           

Diabetes       Management                                                                                

Dementia Awareness                                  

Mobility Assessment for Blue Badge

Makaton stages 1-4 

Pain Management  



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