Kenny Thomson

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
BABICM Advanced Registered Practitioner Case Manager

Location:

Bristol

Areas Covered:

Whole of UK

SpecialisMS:

Brain Injury
Behavioural & Learning Difficulty
Mental Health
Amputations
Respiratory Diseases
Cerebral Palsy
Adult
Palliative Care

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • University of Canterbury Christchurch College, Degree in Occupational Therapy (1998)
  • HCPC – Member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council
  • RCOT - Member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • RCOT Specialist Section - Housing Group
  • BABICM – Member of British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Managers
  • CMSUK – Member of Case Management Services UK

EXPERIENCE

Kenny is an advanced BABICM case manager and has a substantial amount of clinical medico-legal experience with high value claims. He has been working in the field of catastrophic injury and private community brain injury rehabilitation since 2007. Prior to this Kenny worked in Mental Health Day Centres where he ran a number of different groups, and carried out functional and capacity assessments, transitioning into physical disability.

Kenny worked as a locum for numerous councils in Social Services providing equipment recommending minor and major adaptations, sling assessments, overhead tracking, safeguarding assessments for vulnerable tenants being exploited, wheelchair and vehicle adaptations and Telecare. Kenny worked for over two years as a locum OT with Gloucester City Homes (GCH)developing their in-house OT service for GCH residents in Gloucester, collaborating directly with residents in their homes, housing officers, the in-house building team, and local police, working with troubled tenants and county lines victims.

 

Kenny can provide comprehensive case management support for the following client group:

 

·        Traumatic Brain Injury for young adult men (walking wounded)

·        Men with dysexecutive and cognitive disorders and behaviours that challenge

·        Progressive neurological conditions which affect function and behaviour

·        Dual diagnosis of mental health and brain trauma

·        Substance and alcohol abuse

·        Amputees – lower limb amputations

·        Respiratory diseases

·        Cerebral Palsy - Adults

·        Palliative Care

·        Equipment provision

·        Major and minor housing adaptations

Kenny is a life-long learner, developing skills through continuous learning by peer networking with other brain injury case managers, and health and social care professionals. He also attends conferences relating to rehabilitate and workshops with leading Personal Injury Solicitors. Kenny is also a subscriber to OT News and Neuro Rehabilitation (NR) Times and is a member of The OT Hub as well as on-going reading related to brain and health matters in general.

PERSONAL PROFILE

Kenny has two grown up daughters, one in Bristol the other in Paris. They maintain close contact and keep him informed about what is going on in their lives. Kenny’s’ interests are wide ranging in art, film, theatre, travel and in particular dance, such as Argentine Tango and Swing/Lindy Hop, keeping him fit, active and socially engaged. In addition, Kenny is interested in approaches that compliment medicine to support health and wellbeing such as breath work and nutritional approaches, how food and natural supplementation affect brain health and physical health.

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