Ireland's Leader in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Exercise for Older Adults
Since 2001 Fit For Life have designed and developed our services and training by listening to our clients and ensuring that the support and expertise we provide is immediately applicable in the day-to-day delivery of care. We are based in the lovely village of Sandyford, where we have a multi-disciplinary clinic and training course centre. We provide individual Physio/OT appointments at the Sandyford clinic and we run various courses here too. We also provide Home Visits to clients in the local area!
We deliver onsite Allied Healthcare Professional (AHP) services such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Group Exercise therapy and other therapies nationwide. We have a vast amount of experience providing weekly contracted hours in any or all of the therapies listed.
Most commonly Fit For Life provide a multidisciplinary service for a nursing home or daycare centre on a weekly basis. This usually consists of a mixture of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and exercise therapy (individual and group exercise sessions). We can work together to develop a weekly service that best suits your specific needs.
Fit For Life also have experience working in tandem with in-house therapists, assisting in setting up or remodelling current services and providing additional specialised training to qualified therapists in older adult care.
In addition to onsite clinical input Fit For Life offer a range of Training Courses in falls prevention, manual handling, positioning, cognitive screening and exercise instructor training.
We also provide support services for senior management and proprietors in the areas of pre-inspection audits e.g. falls, manual handling (including equipment) or assistance in complex individual cases.
Finally, we can provide support and expertise in all stages of new build or renovations including OT environmental assessments and sourcing and recommendations for specialised equipment.
Further details of all of these services are listed below but please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information or to book a training course for your team.
Physiotherapy involves evaluating, diagnosing and treating a range of injuries, disorders and disabilities in order to optimise the person’s mobility and functional capacity.
Occupational Therapy is designed to promote health, prevent injury or disability and develops, improves or sustains an individual’s level of independence.
Group Exercise Classes
We deliver progressive, innovative and fun group exercise classes for older adults ensuring that benefits are gained by all who participate in our programmes.
Our training combines our clinical background with our experience and expertise developed through years working in healthcare settings. Training courses are run in-house, in Sandyford and nationwide.
Audits & Risk Assessments
Our experienced team members can provide detailed, objective and time efficient audits and carry out best practice risk assessments.
Home Visits & Services
We've developed all of our services and therapies to enable you or your loved one to receive therapy at home and to make sure your home is safe and suitable for you.
‘We have found Fit For Life a great service which we have used for many years. Our residents benefit from both weekly classes and individual physiotherapy services which they provide. We at Kinvara House would be very happy to recommend Fit For Life’.
'Fit for Life makes a tremendous contribution to the physiological and occupation health of our residents. The program provides a comprehensive repertoire of interventions meeting the physical needs of residents with ongoing assessments, exercise programs, individual and group mobilisation activities. All of which is provided by a professional team who continually engage residents with clear goals & motivational programs that build on the strengths and abilities of residents which enhances their well being each day'.
'This course is brilliant, very useful for all activity coordinators or healthcare professionals about how important exercise is for residents and how to engage them in fun exercises’.
Exercise Instructor for the Older Adult Course participant.
Kinvara House Nursing Home, Bray
Bridie McGroary Fletcher
Director of Nursing
Nazareth House Dublin