- HCPC Registered OT 33915
- Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy
- Member of COTSS-NP
- Member of COTSS-IP
Corin qualified in 2001 from St Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy in Exeter.
She worked at University Hospital Birmingham for several years initially completing rotations in general/elderly medicine, hand therapy, neurology and neuro-surgery. In 2003 she worked in Stroke, Neuro-surgery and Nurology and developed an interest in acquired brain injury (ABI) diagnoses within a regional acute setting. She also developed experience working with individuals with spinal cord injuries both traumatic and non-traumatic who required surgical and conservative management. She supervised OT students and support staff. Her clinical case load included working with individuals in neuro critical care, inpatient and outpatient settings in a fast paced environment. Intervention included assessing for specialist equipment, home visits, standardised assessments and seating assessments.
In 2008, Corin joined The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust working as a senior OT assessing and providing intervention for individuals who exhibited behavioural, sensory, cognitive and physical impairments following brain injury. This was carried out both within the residential unit, local community and client’s home environments to optimise participation with activities of daily living, social integration, community access and vocational activities as a member of the mutli-displinary team.
Her role also included the supervision of and occupational therapist and therapy support staff and joint working with charitable trusts.
West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre: From 2009 – 2011, Corin had a long term locuming contract at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Service, Birmingham in the Specialist Clinics division. She worked alongside Consultant’s in Rehabilitation Medicine, highly specialist physiotherapists and Nurses in the Multiple Sclerosis regional specialist outpatient clinic.
Assessment and intervention was also provided with individuals with a range of complex neurological diagnoses including neuro-muscular conditions, brain and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries to assess their activity of daily living needs, equipment needs and consider fatigue management education. Specialist equipment assessments were completed with a range of private companies and rationales to secure for funding for bespoke equipment via continuing health care and charitable funding. Corin commenced working in private practice in 2010.
Various case management companies and legal firms: to assess and treat client’s with catastrophic injuries. This role often involves the assessment of major adaptation / equipment requirements and working with those to provide it. Intervention includes activities of daily living, community access, specialist equipment assessment and setting up graded unpaid vocational placements. Therapy is provided in client’s home environment, wider community and in care home environments on an individual basis and also as a part of a larger mutli-displinary team including support workers and bespoke packages of care.
This work has led to an understanding of the litigation process with regards to intervention and documentation required to assist clients to optimise their functioning.
Birmingham Neurological Rehabilitation Team: providing outpatient neuro rehabilitation to address client centred as a part of the multi-disciplinary team. The post was a short term locuming contract based at Mosley Hall Hospital, Birmingham.
Birmingham and Solihull CCG: carrying out OT assessments to enable elderly clients in emergency care home placement to return home. This involves equipment provision and liaison with local authority services for adaptation and care requirements.
Corin is an AMPS calibrated assessor and she maintains her continuing professional development.