10 August 2018
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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Helene Boonin at Spire include:
Specialist occupational therapy mainly treating upper limb conditions.Treatments include specialist bespoke splinting, hand therapy, scar management and joint protection techniques.
I am an occupational therapist with over 30 years experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with a variety of upper limb conditions including orthopaedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, arthritic conditions and acute trauma.
I have had extensive experience in thermoplastic splinting, performing functional capacity evaluations, hand assessments and workplace assessments. I have worked in private practice since November 2004. I currently offer my services at a weekly clinic at Spire Leeds Hospital. I am also a member of Independence Works panel of Occupational Therapists carrying out case management work. I have had over 12 years experience of medico-legal work providing occupational therapy and care expert reports for both claimant and defendants.
My main specialist areas are as follows:
Splinting: I offer a specialised splinting service. The splints are custom-made and can be provided for a number of different purposes such as protection, stretching or preventing contractures, following surgical intervention, supporting weakened joints, resting swollen or arthritic limbs or improving function.
Hand therapy: Following a detailed upper limb assessment, a tailored programme of hand therapy exercises and rehabilitation can be provided to improve range of movement, grip strength and function.
I also offer the following: scar management and teach desensitisation techniques, advice on specialist equipment to enable independence and I teach joint protection techniques for all rheumatological conditions.
My clinical skills are maintained by regularly attending courses, conferences, in-service training and through membership of my professional association and other special interest groups. I regularly update my continuing professional development portfolio using reflective practice. I am also a guest lecturer at the School of Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University.
Dip COT / University College Salford / 1982
Diploma in Occupational Therapy
BSc Hons / University College Salford / 1992
Batchelor of Science
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