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Dynamic occupational therapy services that improve quality of life

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About Us

Heads Up Therapies is a private Occupational Therapy company based in Manchester, but we work all across the North West including Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria. We specialise in working with individuals who have sustained acquired brain injuries and help to rebuild their lives by taking a unique and flexible approach to their rehabilitation.

We passionately believe in delivering therapy through meaningful activities that will maximise our client’s independence whilst being motivational.

Our ethos is to support clients on their rehabilitation journey, whilst helping them to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Rediscover their spark for life

Acquired brain injuries can have devastating, lifelong effects on an individual's cognitive, social, psychological and physical abilities. However, at Heads Up Therapies we attempt to see beyond the 'disability' and focus on the strengths, capabilities and positive characteristics to find and navigate an exciting path through the rehabilitation process.

We understand what it means to be holistic as we explore exactly what the person wants to achieve in their life post brain injury. That would mean re-establishing essential daily living skills, returning to vocational work or discovering new leisure opportunities. We recognise that everyone is different, and that one-size simply doesn’t fit-all in terms of occupational therapy.

We tailor our support to meet the needs of each of our clients.

  • We encourage activities clients enjoy and that give our clients purpose
  • Our therapy sessions are engaging, motivational, fun and transformative

We get to know what motivates and engages our clients and from there we can build therapy programmes that will not only work towards the client goals but also be fun. We know that a person who is motivated and engaged in therapy sessions based around activities they enjoy or perhaps used to enjoy will achieve better results in their rehabilitation journey.

Some examples of the activities we have worked on with our clients include:

  • Rock climbing
  • Wilder Things - Forestry skills
  • Archery
  • Quad biking
  • Skiing
  • Axe throwing
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Cooking and kitchen skills
  • Domestic skills
  • Music (learning and playing instruments, mixing, recording, music video production)
  • Podcasting
  • Photography

All activities are accessible, and risk assessed for individual client’s needs and abilities.

“I have worked with Heads Up Therapies for several years. Their innovative methods of engaging my clients in therapeutic activities has been instrumental in them making actual change to their lives. Heads Up Therapies are specialist in providing client focused therapy offering new and diverse ways to achieve positive change. My go-to team for positive change.”

Smart Steps Case Management

Nicola O’Donnell
Case Manager

Meet The Founder - Ryan Price

Ryan is an occupational therapist, who qualified from the University of Salford in 2014 with a 1st Class Honours Degree, he has since worked for case management and private occupational therapy companies before establishing Heads Up Therapies in 2016.

Learn more about Ryan