Lania joined the Thrive Team in 2021 as an Occupational Therapist. She qualified at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1999. Lania moved to live permanently in the UK in 2005. She is a registered member of the HCPC and the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.
Lania has worked as an Occupational Therapist in various fields of practice both in the NHS and the private sector as a Rehabilitation Case Manager. She returned to practice as an Occupational Therapist in 2018 after a career break to look after her young children. Lania has most recently worked in the NHS in the community setting in the adult intermediate rehabilitation team. She worked in a private paediatric occupational therapy service in South Africa.
Lania started further training in Sensory Integration training in South Africa prior to moving to live in the United Kingdom and completed the SASI theory and test mechanics course.
Lania has completed the British Association of Hand Therapy Level 1 course.
Lania has a special interest in sensory processing and how it impacts activities of daily living. Through raising her own children with additional education needs, she has experience in dyslexia, dyspraxia, sensory integration dysfunction and communicating with multidisciplinary therapy services within the NHS and private sector, school teachers and SENCO as well as CAMHS.
Lania is passionate about the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing in adults and children and the impact of occupational therapy intervention can have on promoting health and wellbeing.
Lania is a mum of three school-aged children. She enjoys being creative, cooking, baking and spending time with friends and family. Lania has family who live in South Africa and Europe and she enjoys travelling to see them when she can. Lania enjoys volunteering to teach Sunday School at her church to primary school-aged children.
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