Mrs Kate Neal
Specialist Occupational Therapist
BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
I have worked as an Occupational Therapist since 1993 and have been part of Spire Parkway for over 16 years. I have extensive experience from my NHS years prior to joining Parkway including Trauma and Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Burns and Plastics, Neurology.
I have also worked privately specialising in both adults and children with additional needs ranging from acquired brain injury to children with fine motor problems. I specialise in bespoke splinting, both dynamic and static and work closely as a multidisciplinary team with the physiotherapist and hand surgeons. I have an interest in Rheumatology, including joint protection techniques and self-management strategies.
As an Occupational Therapist, I like to think that I consider a person as a whole, using a client centred approach.
I have an active role in the pre-operative assessments of clients and work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure a safe admission and discharge home. This includes patients with complex needs, supporting people with additional needs ensuring equity and implementation of reasonable adjustments, ensuring good practice.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Kate Neal at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Parkway Hospital.
I love my work as an Occupational Therapist, the challenge and complexities, but also understanding the smallest of things can make a dramatic difference to a persons life. A gadget or a splint can enable someone to play the guitar or ease the pain of day to day activities. I try to play tennis and pretend I am fit by attending the gym. As well as my interest in hands and brains (after all they work together!) I help with a local charity to promote understanding of Autism. My biggest challenge of course is bringing up two teenage children.