Based in: Oxfordshire
Clients: East and West Midlands and South England
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- British Association of brain injury case managers (BABICM)
- Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists
- Professional Member
- Specialist Section Independent Practice Member
- Health and Care Professional Council
- BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy at the Brunel University
- Post graduate Certificate in Postural Management with People with complex needs
Yana has experience in the following areas:
- Working with adults and children with neurological conditions including traumatic and acquired brain injury.
- Working with adults and children with spinal injury.
- Holistic children’s occupational therapist.
- Specialist in 24-hour postural management and wheelchairs
- Learning disabilities and difficulties.
- Manual handling.
- Risk assessments.
- Developmental assessments.
- Sensory assessments and recommendations.
Since graduating from Brunel University in 1998, Yana has worked in a variety of settings and utilises skills developed throughout her career working in community and clinical settings, with both children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, to provide a holistic and clients’ needs-led service.
As a case manager fo both adults ad children, Yana coordinates all areas of the rehabilitation programme with a client centred approach, sourcing and appointing appropriately qualified and experienced treating therapists. Yana can complete screening programmes in order to instruct multidisciplinary teams to work from a goal-based platform with measurable outcomes to increase independent function.
Having worked in many leading centres of excellence, such as Oxford Centre for Enablement, Royal Hospital of Neuro disability and Penhurst School for children with profound disabilities, Yana has dedicated most of her working career to working with clients with complex physical disabilities, specializing in neurology and in particular brain and spinal injury. Yana's most recent career challenge was to work in Children's Integrated Services in the city of Oxford successfully managing a large caseload of children with complex needs. In addition, she was instrumental in training and development of the multi-disciplinary team in management if complex disability.
Yana has successfully completed the comprehensive Community Case Management Services brain, spinal and catastrophic complex injury case management pathway training and is committed to attending regular seminars conferences and other training to update her knowledge and continuous learning.
Yana is married with two young children, aged 8 years and 10 years, one of which has spinal and sensory issues. They both keep her busy; they love singing, music, craft activities, the outdoors and she says, “… makes life so enjoyable.”
Prior to children, Yana loved travelling abroad and experiencing different cultures. She now enjoys travelling throughout the UK with her family in their T4 campervan and also attends various festivals too!
Yana loves being with people and therefore family and friendships are very important to her. She applies this ethic to her working role to enable a compassionate and conscientious approach.