Fit for Life Therapists

 

A Fit For Life therapist is a member of the multidisciplinary team that has reached Fit For Life accredited therapist status and has met the exacting standards set by Fit For Life. They will have successfully completed all Fit For Life specialized training courses in areas including: age related physiotherapy, occupational therapy, physical & rehabilitation therapy, exercise therapy for older adults, falls prevention and advanced people manual handling. All our therapist are full practicing members of their respective Irish healthcare associations.

Fit For Life provide a multidisciplinary service at our Sandyford Village Clinic, and we provide home visits and assessments. We provide individual physiotherapy, occupational therapy and exercise therapy appointments onsite and individually to you in your home. We also run varied group exercise sessions for Older Adults, focusing on improving your endurance, strength and balance in a fun group environment. We can work together to tailor our service to best suit your specific needs. Why not call Mark on 01-2137915 or email info@fitforlife.ie to chat through our services options!

Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy involves evaluating, diagnosing and treating a range of injuries, disorders and disabilities in order to optimize the person’s mobility and functional capacity. Our chartered physiotherapists are graduate level healthcare practitioners specializing in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiac conditions. They provide a broad range of assessment and therapy services specifically developed for the older adult population.

Physiotherapy Services Include:

  • Individual Physiotherapy appointments at our Sandyford Clinic

  • Individual Physiotherapy Home Visits: Our Physio’s travel to you and provide tailored physiotherapy to you in your own home.

*All of these services are carried out by Chartered Physiotherapists, members of the I.S.C.P.




Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy is designed to promote health, prevent injury or disability and develops, improves or sustains an individual’s level of independence.

​The most common referrals for our OT services include:

  • Seating and pressure relief
  • Positioning and the prevention of contractures
  • Assisting activities of daily living (ADL’s) e.g. showering, eating, correct use of aids
  • Recommendations for environmental changes to assist ADL’s

Occupational Therapy Services Include:

  • Individual Occupational Therapy appointments at our Sandyford Clinic
  • Individual Occupational Therapy Home Visits: Our OT’s travel to you and provide tailored occupational therapy to you in your own home.
  • Falls Risk Assessments
*All of these services are carried out by Occupational Therapists, members of the AOTI (Assoc. of Occupational Therapists of Ireland).




Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession which involves the treatment or management of pain, disability and impaired movement by means of massage, myofascial techniques, joints mobilizations and exercise therapy.

Our Physical Therapists are graduate level healthcare practitioners, who work to restore full normal movement and to reduce or eliminate pain resulting from injury, infirmity and from medical conditions. Physical Therapy appointments are available for you at our Sandyford Clinic or in your own home.

*All of these services are carried out by Physical Therapists, members of the IAPT (Irish Assoc. of Physical Therapists).




Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy


A Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist (ARTC) is a graduate level (BSc, level 8 NFQ) healthcare practitioner specializing in musculoskeletal management, exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness. This therapist specializes in evidence-based assessment, treatment and advanced rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.

Your Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist will complete a comprehensive assessment of your presenting condition and contributing factors. This may include physical tests for range of motion, strength and specific special tests of the involved body parts as appropriate. Your ARTC will then develop, implement, review and progress a treatment and rehabilitation plan with you.

Your treatment plan may include manual therapies such as massage, myofascial/soft tissue release techniques, trigger point dry needling, joint mobilizations; and/or electro or thermotherapies or taping techniques. And it will almost definitely include a home rehabilitation and exercise program which may focus on developing strength, range of motion, improving your balance and decreasing your falls risk! We can arrange an appointment for you with our Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists in your own home.

*All of these services are carried out by Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists, members of A.R.T.I. (Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland) and BASRAT (British Assoc. of Sports Rehabilitators & Trainers).





Group Exercise Classes for Older Adults

 

Fit For Life have been delivering researched based group exercise therapy since 2001. Group exercise has been extensively researched and is highly recommended as an ideal form of physical activity, especially for the older adult. Fit For Life’s experience and expertise has led to the development of successful exercise intervention for older adults at all levels of physical ability. We deliver progressive, innovative and fun group exercise classes for older adults ensuring that benefits are gained by all who participate in our programmes.

The benefits of physical activity include staying independent if possible. We all know the importance of independence and we work with people as this becomes more challenging. We ensure that individuals achieve their own potential, providing support with personal goals and best practice interventions to achieve these goals.

A Fit For Life group exercise class will be:

  • Researched, designed and developed from years of experience and expertise

  • Measured – individual assessments are made prior, during and post 12 weeks block classes to measure progress

  • Able to cater for specific populations and medical conditions and for participants of different levels of ability or fitness

  • Fun, social, innovative and easily tailored to all participants

  • Delivered by a certified Fit For Life trainer

Why not contact us on 01-2137915 to find out when our next block of Group Exercise Sessions are starting in Sandyford!

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia: Group and Individual Exercise Therapy


We have developed programmes that are suitable for varying levels of cognitive impairment. Our aims and goals improve physical function, reducing the risk of falls and improving mood and levels of agitation. We introduce equipment with our programmes that have very positive results with this population, creating socially engaging environments, and positive stimulation.

We introduce programmes that combine endurance exercise, functional exercise and social games. What is important is that our therapists know the clients and provide meaningful activities that ensure a person-centered intervention. Thus, providing a specific session to the client’s needs and abilities.

Using this approach and having flexible programmes that can be adapted when required our therapists have the experience and know how to consistently deliver effective and engaging programmes.





Specialised Assessments, Manual Handling & Equipment

Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy involves evaluating, diagnosing and treating a range of injuries, disorders and disabilities in order to optimize the person’s mobility and functional capacity. Our chartered physiotherapists are graduate level healthcare practitioners specializing in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiac conditions. They provide a broad range of assessment and therapy services specifically developed for the older adult population.

Physiotherapy Services Include:

  • Individual Physiotherapy appointments at our Sandyford Clinic

  • Individual Physiotherapy Home Visits: Our Physio’s travel to you and provide tailored physiotherapy to you in your own home.

*All of these services are carried out by Chartered Physiotherapists, members of the I.S.C.P.




Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy is designed to promote health, prevent injury or disability and develops, improves or sustains an individual’s level of independence.

​The most common referrals for our OT services include:

  • Seating and pressure relief
  • Positioning and the prevention of contractures
  • Assisting activities of daily living (ADL’s) e.g. showering, eating, correct use of aids
  • Recommendations for environmental changes to assist ADL’s

Occupational Therapy Services Include:

  • Individual Occupational Therapy appointments at our Sandyford Clinic
  • Individual Occupational Therapy Home Visits: Our OT’s travel to you and provide tailored occupational therapy to you in your own home.
  • Falls Risk Assessments
*All of these services are carried out by Occupational Therapists, members of the AOTI (Assoc. of Occupational Therapists of Ireland).




Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession which involves the treatment or management of pain, disability and impaired movement by means of massage, myofascial techniques, joints mobilizations and exercise therapy.

Our Physical Therapists are graduate level healthcare practitioners, who work to restore full normal movement and to reduce or eliminate pain resulting from injury, infirmity and from medical conditions. Physical Therapy appointments are available for you at our Sandyford Clinic or in your own home.

*All of these services are carried out by Physical Therapists, members of the IAPT (Irish Assoc. of Physical Therapists).




Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy


A Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist (ARTC) is a graduate level (BSc, level 8 NFQ) healthcare practitioner specializing in musculoskeletal management, exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness. This therapist specializes in evidence-based assessment, treatment and advanced rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.

Your Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist will complete a comprehensive assessment of your presenting condition and contributing factors. This may include physical tests for range of motion, strength and specific special tests of the involved body parts as appropriate. Your ARTC will then develop, implement, review and progress a treatment and rehabilitation plan with you.

Your treatment plan may include manual therapies such as massage, myofascial/soft tissue release techniques, trigger point dry needling, joint mobilizations; and/or electro or thermotherapies or taping techniques. And it will almost definitely include a home rehabilitation and exercise program which may focus on developing strength, range of motion, improving your balance and decreasing your falls risk! We can arrange an appointment for you with our Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists in your own home.

*All of these services are carried out by Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists, members of A.R.T.I. (Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland) and BASRAT (British Assoc. of Sports Rehabilitators & Trainers).





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