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Veena Benawra

DipCOT Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for adults with complex Neurological and medical comorbidities including Stroke, ABI, TBI, Progressive Neurological Conditions, Spinal Injury and Polytrauma . . .

About Veena

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Veena is a highly skilled, conscientious Occupational Therapist with a wealth of experience working with adults with complex neurological and medical comorbidities including Stroke, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, Progressive Neurological Conditions (such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis), Spinal Injury and Polytrauma following life changing accidents. Veena specialises in the assessment, treatment and evaluation of adults with neurological conditions and has a special interest in cognitive and vocational rehabilitation following Brain Injury.

Veena assesses and treats clients in a variety of settings including their home, local community and local amenities and the workplace alongside current and potential employers. Collaborative working with statutory, private, voluntary and charitable organisations is also part of Veena’s MDT toolkit.

Veena believes in client led therapy working together with the client, family and multi-disciplinary team to achieve targeted goals towards maximum function, independence and improved quality of life. She is a strong advocate for clients and believes in equipping a client with appropriate skills for self-sufficiency. Veena’s attention to detail and collaborative working style are strengths which ensure that a client’s needs are clearly identified and appropriate steps taken to address, evaluate and modify plans as appropriate throughout the whole recovery process.

Veena’s clinical experience spans both statutory services and the private sector. As an NHS clinician, Veena has worked in the acute sector, including neurological, medical, surgical, orthopaedic and oncology fields. Stroke clinical experience covered Hyper-Acute, Acute Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation Units, including 24-hour postural care, tone management and upper-limb rehabilitation. Veena also has experience working with Neurology patients in Intensive Care including Acute Strokes, Brain Injuries, Guillain Barrè Syndrome and Encephalitis.

In 1993, Veena established and lead the Occupational Therapy Service for an NHS Regional Rehabilitation Unit in Harrow, London and was responsible for treating the first complex neurological cases.

Veena’s experience as a Case Manager brings a sound knowledge base working with clients in the medico-legal sector, including complexities associated with joint instruction, Immediate Needs Assessments and the production of regular formal reports.

Veena is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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