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 too!
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 also 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.
Our training combines our clinical background with our experience and expertise developed through years working in healthcare settings. Training courses are run inhouse, in Sandyford and nationwide.
Fit For Life deliver evidence based training courses to promote best practice techniques and maximum independence for the Older Adults that we work with. We run our courses face to face with your care team taking account of your population and site specific needs. We also run training courses at our training centre in Sandyford Village. And in 2020, we developed innovative online training courses in response to demand and to promote best practice during the pandemic. Please see below or by clicking on the book a course button (top right) for all the information on these exciting new courses!
We deliver manual and people handing and falls prevention training courses for all the care team, clinical and non-clinical. And, our Exercise Instructor courses have been developed through our years of experience to enable attendees to upskill to deliver fun and effective group exercise classes. Whether you are a Therapist, Nurse, Activities Coordinator or Health Care Assistant, we have a course for you!
New Remote Interactive E-learning & Online Course!
We have been working hard over the past few months to respond to demand for our highly regarded Exercise Instructor Courses to be delivered remotely! We have developed innovative online remote courses and have had some great feedback from participants in 2020! The courses consist of a mixture of live sessions and self-directed online modules. We have updated the course content and are excited to enable you to complete our courses from your workplace or home! See below for a sneak peek of some of the online modules! And, check out the course bookings page and social media for course information and booking details!
Years of Experience
Empowered Older Adults
Trained Healthcare Workers
‘We have found Fit For Life a great service which we have used for many years. Our residents benefit from both weekly class and individual physiotherapy service which they provide. We at Kinvara House would be very happy to recommend Fit For Life’.
Kinvara House Nursing Home, Bray
'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, exercises 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.
Bridie McGroary Fletcher
Director of Nursing
Nazareth House Dublin