- HCPC registered OT31990
- Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy
- Member of British Association of Hand Therapy
- BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 (2004 and 2006)
- MSc in Hand Therapy (2020)
Tina qualified in 2000 from St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy in Exeter. She worked at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, initially completing a rotation within Orthopedic Pre-assessment clinics, Neurosurgical Rehabilitation and Elderly Care. In 2002 Tina commenced a senior rotation including Rheumatology and Hand Therapy. In 2005 she gained a senior and team leader in these specialties.
Tina has 18 years’ experience working with acute traumatic hand injuries, surgery, including tendon injuries / repairs / reconstruction, fractures, nerve injuries, ligament injuries and repairs, soft tissue injuries and crush injuries. In addition, she has extensive experience providing hand therapy following elective surgery, such as tendon lengthening for tone, fusions, trapeziectomy, Dupuytrens disease, carpel tunnel release and joint replacements. Tina has experience in treating many rheumatic conditions: RA, OA, psoriatic arthritis, Gout, scleroderma, Lupus, JIA, and hypermobility conditions.
Tina offers advanced skills within hand assessment, wound / scar management, oedema management, sensory assessment and re-education, patient education following hand injuries and surgery. She also has skills within complex treatment planning, strengthening programmes and providing psychological support during recovery. Tina provides upper limb functional assessments to inform the recommendation of equipment to enhance functional independence within activities of daily living.
Tina has vast experience and extensive knowledge in assessing for both off the shelf splints and fabricating multiple types of splints (static, serial static, dynamic and neoprene splinting).Tina produces and executes hand therapy goals for each client which can include: increasing ROM; pain management; reducing oedema, for positioning and for functional purposes.
Tina regularly teaches, mentors and supervises students and junior staff within the Trust. Tina has worked within the private hand therapy sector to provide treatment and reports. She joined CJ Occupational Therapy in 2020 as a Senior Associate Occupational Therapist.