Sally Johns

  • HCPC Registered: OT 27569
  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy

Sally qualified from Derby school of Occupational Therapy in 1997. She spent three years working at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) rotating through a variety of clinical areas including Trauma and Orthopaedics, Hand Therapy, Neurosurgery, Elderly Care and Rehabilitation. She worked as a Senior Occupational Therapy locum for a year in Stroke, Neurology and Intermediate Care.

In 2003 Sally specialised in Neuro-rehabilitation working at West Park Hospital. She worked with individuals on a Stroke rehabilitation unit facilitating their return to independence with thorough assessment and treatment of physical, cognitive and perceptual skills.

Birmingham Neuro-Rehabilitation Team: Sally joined the Birmingham Neuro–Rehabilitation Team as a Senior Occupational Therapist in 2004. Here she worked in the community and client’s own homes providing a client centred, goal orientated Occupational Therapy programme to clients with a range of acute Neurological conditions including Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis.

University Hospital Birmingham: Sally returned to UHB in 2005 to a senior role providing Occupational Therapy to patients with an acquired brain injury in the early stages of treatment. This included early intervention on the Intensive Care Unit with patients who required specialist positioning and seating, splinting and low level work with minimally conscious patients. She made recommendations for rehabilitation and functional intervention as part of a Multidisciplinary team until the patient was transferred to a rehabilitation setting. She also provided support and training to the wider Occupational Therapy team with specialist seating, splinting and physical, cognitive and perceptual interventions.

She took on a Team Leader role in 2007 providing Occupational Therapy to the Stroke Unit. She developed the Occupational Therapy service in line with national standards and provided training and support to the wider Occupational Therapy team in order to provide an equal service to all patients admitted with a Stroke. She worked as part of a Multidisciplinary team and supervised junior Occupational Therapists rotating through the service.

Sally joined CJ Occupational Therapy Limited as an Associate Occupational Therapist in 2015.