Meet Danielle Base, Head of the Gel Ovations training team and a Specialist Occupational Therapist and Moving and Handling Practitioner.
A Qualified OT (BSC Hons.), with many years of experience, Danielle is a registered OT with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
Danielle has worked in both health and social care, supporting people in hospital and community settings. In 2022 Danielle was Awarded Best Research Poster Award at the Society of Tissue Viability Conference, for her project entitled: ‘Preventative Strategies for Reducing Interface Pressure on Sling Users During Hoist Transfers.’
In addition to OT work, Danielle provides moving and handling training to Local Authority Community Care and Therapy Services, as well as for families, Personal Assistants, Care Agencies, Care Homes, and Hospices. Danielle is currently undertaking a research project comparing the pressure mapping results of different types of pressure relief cushions and pads.