Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy in Sandyford


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, at hundreds of Nursing Homes and Daycare Centres throughout Ireland, and privately in your own home. We complete individual physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessments and interventions. And we provide individual and group exercise therapy and falls prevention programmes 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 contact Mark on 01-2137915 or to chat through your options!

Home Visits


Almost everyone would ultimately prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible providing that it is safe and manageable for those who are caring for them. This issue normally arises when someone has been debilitated through injury, illness or after an operation and has had a hospital or convalescence stay. The ideal scenario for almost everyone is to get home as quickly as possible and get on with their day to day lives.


This can sometimes become more difficult to achieve than expected especially if there has been a significant change in an individuals’ independence and mobility levels which negatively affect their ability to perform everyday tasks. Whether this is a short term or long term prognosis there is a considerable advantage to availing of therapy or recommendations in your own home. By being assessed in your home your therapist can provide you with rehabilitation programmes that are individualised and can be carried out safely.

If the change in you or your loved ones independence is likely to be long term then the likelihood of remaining in your home is greatly enhanced by adapting your home to allow the greatest level of independence possible. Fit For Life has the expertise and experience to provide you with the appropriate assessments, recommendations and follow up therapies to greatly increase your quality of life.


Depending on you or your loved ones situation we can send the appropriately qualified therapist to meet your needs and ensure that you receive the correct advice and recommendations in your own home.


To find out more or to book a home visit, please phone 01-2137915 or email!

Physiotherapy Home Visit


What Happens in a Physiotherapy Home Visit?

One of our physiotherapists will come to you or your loved one in your own home to carry out a comprehensive assessment of your current level of physical ability. Then a treatment plan is devised to maximise your rehabilitation potential including a home exercise programme that is designed specifically for you. Follow up treatments and a reassessment date are then scheduled in order to measure the effectiveness of your rehabilitation. Our therapists provide weekly updates on progress to family members if required with continuous consultation in relation to the best practice and probable outcomes.

Some of the more common reasons for patients availing of these services include:

  • Post-surgical patients e.g. knee or hip replacements

  • People who have had a fall with a significant injury

  • Clients who have suffered a stroke

  • Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease

  • People who have generally deteriorated due to a long illness or hospital stay​

Occupational Therapy Home Visit


What Happens in a Occupational Therapy Home Visit?

Our Occupational Therapist will carry out an assessment in your home taking into account any recent illness or injury. They will ensure that your living space is as safe as possible while enabling you to remain as independent as possible. In addition our therapist willassess you and any current specialised equipment (chairs, splints) to ascertain if they are suitable to sustain or improve your level of independence.

A detailed report will then be provided, sometimes recommending alterations to your living space (e.g. grab rails, ramps etc) or for specialised equipment or furniture. A follow up trial of equipment would often be arranged.


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:

  • ½ Day In-house Physiotherapy Services for Nursing Homes: ½ day weekly (3-4hrs)
  • Extended In-house Physiotherapy Service for Nursing Homes: e.g. 2 ½ days p/week
  • Private In-house Physiotherapy sessions: Individual residents can book private appointments with our physiotherapists weekly
  • Individual Physiotherapy appointments at our Sandyford Village Clinic
  • Individual Physiotherapy Home Visits – Our Physio’s travel to you and provide tailored physiotherapy to you in your own home.
  • Falls Risk Assessments
*All of these services are carried out by Chartered Physiotherapists, members of the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists).

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:
  • ½ Day in-house Occupational Therapy Services for Nursing Homes: ½ day weekly (3-4hrs)
  • Extended in-house Occupational Therapy Services for Nursing Homes: e.g. 2 ½ days p/week
  • Private In-house Occupational Therapy sessions: Individual residents can book private appointments with our occupational therapists weekly
  • Individual Occupational Therapy appointments at our Sandyford Village 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)

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