COT SS - Trauma and Orthopaedics

We promote best practice in occupational therapy within the specialty of trauma, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation of amputees.

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The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Trauma and Orthopaedics is a dedicated organisation for occupational therapists working throughout the United Kingdom and internationally in a range of areas associated with Orthopaedics and Trauma.

Members work in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Rehabilitation Teams
  • Social Care
  • Intermediate Care
  • Older People's Rehabilitation
  • Independent Practice
  • Upper and Lower Limb Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Critical Care


We work closely with other related organisations and professionals with a similar interest. We share and exchange knowledge, skills and ideas and provide access to resource material to promote research and evidence-based practice - find out more about our current research projects.


Join COT SS Trauma & Orthopaedics



The SAVE THE DATE study day on April 24th April 2017 has been cancelled.
We will be planning for a conference in October.

Monthly newsletter 


2016-2017 Membership Renewals due from 1st October 2016!

Please find new membership forms and kindly complete and return as soon as possible. Please all note amended membership fees for the coming year.
For any queries with membership, please contact Paul Marshall-Taylor:


Lower Limb Guideline Survey


Charity Association

Walkingwith the Wounded logoOver the last year the Executive Committee have been carefully considering which charity we would be best placed to associate with in order to carry out fundraising activity whilst promoting the OT profession & the work of our specialist section, especially as many of us already complete many different running events etc.

The College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section for Trauma and Orthopaedics are very excited to announce that we are now actively fundraising in support of Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) through 'Team COTSSTO'.

WWTW is an inspirational charity supporting our injured service personnel return to civilian life whilst overcoming complex physical & mental health issues. We therefore felt this was an ideal charity with which to associate our Specialist Section. Jade Cope, Lauren Porter, Phil Sheridan & myself (Sally Taylor) are now registered to take part in the Cumbrian Challenge in May 2015 which involves a 30km hike with 1500m altitude gain in 1 day. We are aiming to raise over £2000 for the charity & whilst each of us are undertaking separate fundraising events such as 10k's, half marathons, & Friday Cake bakes etc - we would really appreciate any support members were able to offer for this very worthy cause.

For more information on Walking With The Wounded & the Cumbrian Challenge please visit

To donate please visit


  • Phil Sheridan's feature article

Empower Magazine - Phil Sheridan

Please find below a link to an article written by Phil Sheridan who is the 4th team member for the Cumbrian Challenge which members of the COTSS TO are taking part in.

In the latest edition of Empower Magazine - aimed at active people with limbloss - Phil Sheridan has a feature article on page14.



Presentations from conference