We know how hard it is to recruit and retain experienced wheelchair therapists.
Most services are not able to recruit on short term contracts during maternity and extended sick leave. This can cause frustration within your team, as well as for clients, who will have to wait longer as a result.
In these situations, Silver Fern Therapy can provide short-term clinical expertise to help you and your team get your waitlist back under control. Our contracts run week by week, so once you’re back to full staff, or have your waitlist where you want it, you can wave us goodbye!
Here at Silver Fern Therapy, we provide locum OT support with a difference. We supply our own van, ramps and plinth, and we don’t require clinic space because we can travel to your clients. We've had years of experience working with the majority of the NHS England and Wales product ranges and also with BEST - a popular software system for wheelchair services.
We have a number of pricing options to suit you and your budget. If you have the clinic space and the transport, we won’t need to supply our own, so we won’t charge you for it. Get in touch
to discuss your wheelchair therapy requirements further.
Are you a wheelchair therapist looking for work?
If you have at least two years' experience working in wheelchair services, we want to hear from you. We work with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehab engineers and clinical scientists to find suitable placements. We receive locum opportunities from all over the UK and are always on the lookout for qualified staff.
If you'd like us to find a place for you, complete the contact form below.
“John provided eight clinic days for us in 2013-14 whilst we were waiting for therapist vacancies to be filled. His clinical experience and product knowledge meant he was able to start assessing immediately. John assessed an average of six clients on each clinic day and provided comprehensive, written reports on each. I would be happy to use John’s services again and would recommend him to other services.
John also provided some clinical and product training for our team for active wheelchair users. He was able to describe and demonstrate how clinical presentation translates into a technical solution. John demonstrated the various adjustments and prescribing options available on active user wheelchairs and how they affect the function, pressure relief, posture and propulsion for the client.”
Tonia Welch, Service Manager
Wiltshire Wheelchair Service