KMA was established by Kate Meads following over 20 years of practice in the public and private sectors. During this time she discovered there was a lack of knowledge and understanding about how occupational therapy can help improve peoples lives.
Our work helps people of all ages with all kinds of physical, mental or developmental conditions to develop, regain and maintain their living and working skills. We work in a wide range of environments and use a person-centred, recovery focused approach to occupational therapy.
KMA was set up with four main objectives:
Our service philosophy and delivery model strongly reflect these objectives:
- ethical rehabilitation processes and practices;
- collaboration and consultation with key parties;
- maintaining dignity;
- developing trust through confidentiality and respectful relationships;
- excellent ethical and clinical reasoning skills;
- outcome-focused assessments and recommendations providing achievable and sustainable goals.
KMA have a nationwide network of multi-skilled, experienced occupational therapy consultants who specialise in mental health, vocational rehabilitation, learning disabilities, physical rehabilitation and education. We work with success in mind because we know how to optimise a person’s functional capacity in which ways will enable them to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
Meet the team
The KMA team are professional, highly experienced, friendly and caring. We’re here to help in any way we can.
MClinEd, DipCOT CDMP
Kate is the founder of KMA and a leading expert in the world of occupational therapy. She is a recognised thought-leader in the assessment, analysis and treatment of occupational function and performance. Kate was appointed a Director of the International Disability Management Standards Council Board in 2016.
BSc (OT) Hons, CDMP
Clinical Operations Manager
Shelley facilitates and coordinates the partnerships between all our case stakeholders to deliver a best-in-class service. She’s also responsible for the development and coordination of referrals and contracts, service development, one-to-one specialist assessments and occupational therapy treatment plans.
Business & Finance Dip, PRINCE2
Karen is our Practice Manager with a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of robust business processes. Karen oversees all our business management including the practice team and office administration. Karen ensures the smooth and efficient running of the KMA Head Office in order to provide a high-quality service.
Sarah is our Referrals Co-ordinator and is here to help the team focus fully on clients' needs. She is responsible for all initial enquiries to KMA, co-ordinates referrals through to completion and drives communication between all stakeholders. Sarah is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of ongoing intervention and works closely with case managers, solicitors and insurance companies.