Allyson Ballard - Occuptional Therapist
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2003. Since this date I have worked as an Occupational Therapist within hospital, community and clinic based settings, within the NHS, Ministry of Defence and private sector. Throughout my career, I have gained valuable experience in the assessment, treatment and preparation of reports for clients with complex needs.
I currently hold the roles of Co-Director of the company Specialist OT Rehab and Lead Occupational Therapist within the Complex Trauma Team at DMRC Headley Court. Specialist OT Rehab is a private Occupational Therapy service offering private rehab to clients within their own home. Within this service I specialise in Amputee rehabilitation. I have been working as a senior occupational therapist at Headley Court for over five years. Headley Court is a military rehabilitation unit that injured service men and women from the UK, Ireland and Estonia attend. The complex trauma department treats musculoskeletal injuries that are complex in nature. These include combat injuries such as blast and gunshot wounds, amputations (unilateral, bilateral and triple) complex fractures, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, peripheral nerve injuries, and severe scarring and burns. I have had experience working with advanced prosthetic technology including the Genium, the X3, c-leg, BiOM, KXO6, Bi-bionic, Sensor speed as well as a working understanding of TMR and osseointegration.
Additional to my Headley Court role, I practice as an Expert Witness to complete jointly instructed medico-legal reports for the court.