JBOT | Occupational Therapy, Life Experience & Creative Thinking.
Welcome to the JBOT website. Simple, practical advice for managing long-term health conditions.
The information on this website teaches a variety of self-management skills for people living with pain, fatigue and poor mobility. It’s also a place to find support and advice. The blog posts are also suitable for a variety of professionals, providing insight into the lived experience of disability.
The blog can only cover so much and it only represents a fraction of my knowledge as an Occupational Therapist and expert patient.
Many visitors to this site are happy to just read and learn. For those of you looking for more tailored support, I offer a range of services via video chat so you can reach me, as an OT without the hassle of leaving your home. One of the wonderful things about Occupational Therapy is that huge improvements can be made to quality of life with a totally hands-off approach. No poking or prodding, just 30 minute sessions via Skype or Google Hangouts.
Stay in the comfort of your own home with a cup of tea while we discuss self-management strategies, devise flare-up plans and more.
My specialist skill areas include living well with long-term health conditions, work place and lifestyle adjustments, accessibility, travel, adventure and innovative technologies. If you’re looking for an OT with life experience and a creative mind-set then please get in touch.
I am happy to communicate via email, phone, text, social media and Skype or you can simply leave a comment below. Even if you just want to say hello or let me know what you think of the site I’d love to hear from you.
I am an Independent Occupational Therapist & an expert patient with many years experience self-managing complex health conditions.
I began my working life in the sport and Outdoor Adventure industries. After being diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, I returned to study and gained a BSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Northampton, where I was named Changemaker Student of the Year 2016. This is in part to recognise my efforts as a volunteer for the HMSA, for helping to bring Wheelchair Basketball to the university and for my blogging and online advocacy starting in 2013. The final noteworthy reason was my final placement, which made me the UK’s first OT practitioner to work in the travel industry.
I finished my degree in September 2016 after 5 years, thousands of miles of travel, 57 nights in 4 different hospitals, 5 different A&Es (some more than once), 4 ambulance trips, countless hospital and GP appointments, 3 work placements, living in student accommodation, hotels and friends’ houses.