Jo Howard

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Specialising in: Elderly care, falls, rehabilitation, equipment and aids, moving and handling, cognition, seating and neurological rehabilitation including Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinsons (PD) and stroke.

Locations covered: Wimborne, Ferndown, Broadstone, Poole

As an Occupational Therapist I believe that by nature we are empathic and sensitive professionals. As an experienced OT I am able to draw upon previous experiences, some professional and some personal to help me to help others in sometimes very difficult and sometimes life changing situations.

Jo has been qualified for nearly 20 years and I have gained a huge amount of experience in different areas within this time including orthopaedics, stroke and neuro rehabilitation, elderly rehabilitation and falls, long term conditions community team and more recently an acute assessment unit.

Jo works for Medulla 2 days a week. The rest of the time she works for the NHS, currently within an acute assessment unit, where she provides a holistic rapid screening and assessment service to patients to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital. She is able to carry out holistic assessments including some physiotherapy and basic nursing skills. She can plan and implement treatment programmes and evaluate intervention. She has a sound and up to date knowledge of Moving and Handling skills, equipment and is confident to demonstrate in a patient’s home in order to help family and carers where necessary.

Most of her experience as an OT, since she qualified, has been working with the elderly and demonstrates her commitment to offering the best possible service for older people. She has a vast knowledge of long-term conditions having worked within the Long-Term Conditions Team within for 5 years.

Jo Howard

HCPC number: OT40485

RCOT member: BT0227101