Cumbira Lancashire

PHILIPPA MARR – Put yourself in someone else’s shoes

Job Title | Senior Orthopaedic Occupational Therapist

Employer | Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

 Key Tasks…

My days are varied overall I handle pre and post operative education and assessment of functional ability. The main aim of my job role is maintaining/increasing independence and maximising quality of life.

Breakdown of Philippa’s Educational Route…


University of Liverpool

  • BA Hons Occupational Therapy


Birkenhead Sixth Form College

  • Foundation Year Health (awarded by the University of Liverpool)


Philippa’s Advice…

The most important skills for being an Occupational Therapist is communication and the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.


This was Philippa’s story.

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