Barbara Ryan
BSc Occupation Therapy, RoSPA Level 4 People Handling & Risk Assessment Key Trainer’s Certificate

Manual Handling Advisor

My background is as an Occupational Therapist, and I’ve worked with adults and children with complex disabilities for 21 years.   I have been carrying out manual handling risk assessments and delivering manual handling training for the last 7 years.  I am passionate about person centred practice, and use my OT background to consider the therapeutic and social needs of my clients whilst ensuring that they and the people working with them remain safe.

The most fulfilling part of my role is to be able to solve problems to achieve the best outcomes for clients and their support workers.  As a member of the ACM team, I am finding my work very rewarding and interesting.   I enjoy being part of a close-knit team who work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive a high quality of care.