Elinor qualified in 2001 as an occupational therapist and has 20 years’ experience working across health, local authority, private and medico – legal sectors. As a senior therapist she has wide clinical experience including medical, surgical, elderly, palliative care, orthopaedics, mental health, acute stroke rehabilitation, neuro surgery, neurology and community rehabilitation.
Elinor currently works independently through Krysalis consultancy, particularly within the medico-legal arena. She specialises in community neurological rehabilitation working with clients with life changing, traumatic and acquired brain injury and catastrophic injury, closely liaising with solicitors, case managers, statutory/third sector agencies, MDT and families. Highly accomplished in conducting standardised and functional assessments to identify physical, cognitive and executive impairments, Elinor uses a solution-focused approach to identify barriers to independence and assist clients to re-build skills and coping strategies.
She has many years’ experience assessing clients in their homes and local community, facilitating effective hospital discharge, devising individually tailored rehabilitation programmes, setting up independent living trials and minor adaptations and equipment to maximise independence. She is also highly experienced in providing moving and handling, staff training and family support.
Elinor also works as a case manager with Stokes case management so has an in depth understanding of the litigation process and is experienced in MDT coordination, assessing complex care needs, and providing detailed reports with recommendations. Elinor’s extensive clinical and rehabilitation background places her in a strong position to carry out her role as an expert witness, allowing her to comprehensively comment on a clients past and future therapy needs.
Having a sound underpinning knowledge of a client’s functional performance, including work-related skills and abilities, also allows Elinor to make extensive recommendations regarding clients’ future care needs and costs, including specialist equipment, in order for the claimant to resume their roles and responsibilities as far as possible. Elinor has undertaken Bond Solon training and is able to robustly demonstrate and defend the reasoning behind her recommendations within the courtroom, and work within relevant legislative frameworks.
Qualifications & Memberships
- BSc (Hons) Occupational therapy. Cardiff (2001)
- Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- British Association of Occupational Therapists - (independent section)
- British Association of Occupational Therapists - (neurological section)
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists
- Member of BABICM
- DSB checked