In her career spanning 26 years, Birgit has acquired a wide range of clinical, managerial, and training experience working in the NHS, educational, voluntary and private sectors. Her clinical experience ranges from long term rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient settings) to working in the voluntary sector, community rehabilitation and working in acute care environments.
Birgit is experienced in treating individuals with neurological conditions, mainly brain injury (traumatic and acquired), spinal injury but also medical and/or orthopaedic needs. Her expertise is in evaluating each individual’s needs and providing tailor made, goal focused and client centred treatment plans.
Birgit established her independent practice in 1998 and set up IRS in 2005.
Birgit has worked as a training consultant with Harrison Associated for many years, writing and delivering courses in neurological rehabilitation to postgrad OTs and OT assistants.
Birgit has also been working as a Case Manager since 2010, holding a case load of adolescent and adult clients, who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, trauma and often have complex needs. She works with clients and solicitors within the litigation process as well as deputies from the Court of Protection or clients with trust funds or individual funding.
Birgit is a member of British Association of OT (BAOT), Royal College of OT Specialist Section – Independent Private (RCOT- SS), British Association of Brain Injury Case Mangers (BABICM), Case Management Society UK (CSMUK). She is an associated member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (AMInstLM).
Birgit has been an active member of the Royal College of OT Specialist Section Neurological Practice (RCOT – NP, formerly NANOT), working nationally on the Stroke Clinical Forum and locally taking the role of Chairperson for the Oxfordshire Regional NANOT group for a number of years.
Birgit is also a member of Para Dance UK.