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Dorian Thomas

Occupational Therapy for physical & learning difficulties, mental health and brain injury

PG Dip Occupational Therapy

About Dorian

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Dorian has practiced in the field of Physical and Learning Disabilities since 2003 and has amassed a significant body of knowledge in the assessment and treatment of a broad spectrum of complex physical and cognitive presentations. His experience includes the assessment and management of Neurological conditions, including Cerebral Palsy; Mental Health conditions, including Dual Diagnosis (COD), depressions and bipolar disorder and spectrum conditions including Autism. He brings a very level-headed opinion to particularly complex situations and his enthusiasm and experience assist greatly in the maintenance and improvement of health for his clients.

Dorian places the client at the heart of their care and brings an evidence based approach to the most current assessment and treatment practices, providing clients with access to the most effective goal-oriented treatment programmes. His outgoing and friendly nature, coupled with his professional competence and confidence, enables him to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, families and the wider multidisciplinary team.

As an independent practitioner Dorian provides a range of services, including physical and cognitive assessment and treatment; complex postural assessment and 24hr postural management; training to family and carers and court reports concerning parental capacity.

Since qualifying in 1999 from Brighton University with a post graduate diploma in Occupational therapy, Dorian has gained clinical expertise in a range of Occupational Therapy settings, including acute medical services, treating patients in their recovery from traumatic episodes of illness and injury, and paediatric services treating children with physical and cognitive difficulties.

Dorian continues to work as a specialist Occupational Therapist at the Swansea Learning Disabilities Team, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, alongside his private practice through The OT Centre. Working at a senior level, he represents the Swansea Health Team at a planning and strategic level, including at The Complex Continuing Healthcare Panel and The Swansea Social Services Provider Forum, making strategic decisions for adult learning disability services in the region. Dorian recently completed a four year term at The National Occupational Therapists Specialist Section “People with Learning Disabilities” at the COT headquarters in London.

Dorian is registered with the Health Professions Council and is a member of the
British Association of Occupational Therapy
.

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