Occupational Therapist

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession concerned with aiding people with the activities of daily living. These include tasks such as cooking, cleaning, using the toileting/incontinence, personal hygiene, leisure activities, sleep/rest, social engagement, mobility, posture care, and pressure relief to name only a few. Occupational Therapists are there to help people to more fully engage in everyday life!

What do Occupational Therapists do?

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are experts in the activities of daily living, which they call ‘occupations’. Occupational Therapists understand how illness, injury, disability, or challenging life events can affect people's ability to do the day-to-day things that are important for them. Occupational Therapists know how to support people in reaching their maximum level of independence and autonomy, by both helping people to overcome their restrictions or adjusting their living environment to better suit their unique needs.

How can Phelan’s Occupational Therapists help you?

At Phelans, we stock a huge range of daily living aids, posture management supports, mobility aids and compression stockings in our Kinsale Road, Grand Parade, Blackrock and Stillorgan stores.

Speak to one of our highly qualified in-house Occupational Therapists, who will be more than happy to help you resolve some of the issues you or a loved one may be facing in your day-to-day lives.

Our Occupational Therapists will:

  • Help you to do the everyday activities that are important in your life including self-care, leisure, work/education, social participation and sleep/rest
  • Help you to maximising your function, independence, and daily participation in your life roles as a parent, student, friend, worker, volunteer etc. 
  • Take a client-centred approach that focuses on your own unique abilities, goals, and priorities

Once your particular needs are identified, our Occupational Therapists will help you chose the specific aids or strategies that are right for you. 

All of our Occupational Therapists are fully qualified and registered with CORU and affiliated with the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI).

For more information on Occupational Therapy, please visit: https://www.aoti.ie/what-is-ot/What-is-Occupational-Therapy