Expert Occupational Therapy Services in Cork

Cork Occupational Therapy Services Ltd. is an established company, providing services in Ireland for over 20 years.

It can be hard to complete the things we need to or want to do. This can be because of illness, injury, disability or unexpected life events. Occupational therapy is a health care service that helps you do the things you want and need to do.

Services

Our services can help both individuals and organisations. We provide assessments, intervention and support to individuals and organisations. We help people (their families, employers and organisations) achieve their goals. We promote participation, independence, function and safety.

We assess your health (psychological and physical) and your environments (social and physical). This helps us work with you to plan and achieve your personal or organisations goals.

We also offer consultancy occupational therapy services to individuals, organisations and employers.

We work with you to achieve your goals. We promote health, wellness and engagement in tasks.

Meet the team

Our small, but experienced team at Cork Occupational Therapy Services Ltd. have more than 80 years’ experience between us!

Abbie O’Meara

Abbie graduated from UCC in 2016 and moved to Australia where she worked as an Occupational Therapist in workplace rehabilitation, aged care, and community settings
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Abbie O’Meara

Helena O’Neill

Having qualified as an Occupational therapist from the London College of Occupational Therapy she went onto complete a Masters’ degree in Higher Education and Research at Trinity College Dublin.
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Helena O’Neill

Testimonials

Linda Horgan

Linda graduated as an occupational therapist in 1988. She has worked in areas of mental health, intellectual disability, physical disability, community care, education, and industry. She has worked in diverse cultural settings of Ireland, UK, Australia and Saudi Arabia, in contexts ranging from working in acute health settings, educational departments and community care.

She has post graduate qualifications in the area of Behaviour Therapy and Professional Studies from the field of Applied Psychology. She has completed a post graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy in a Community Setting, a Masters’ Degree in Occupational Therapy on the Design of Health Care Buildings, both with Trinity College Dublin. She has completed a Certificate in Traffic Medicine with the Royal College of Physicans’ in Ireland.

Linda founded Cork Occupational Therapy Services in 2002.

She has concentrated her clinical work in the area Universal & Accessible Design for people of all abilities, supporting people to remain at home and work and fully engaged in living. She has a special interest in assisting people with medical difficulties to remain driving. She has been lucky enough to be able to integrate this clinical knowledge in the educational field by being a founding member of the undergraduate program for occupational therapy in University College Cork. Linda has received the Presidents’ Award (UCC) for Excellence in Teaching.

Linda is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland, and CORU. She has been an active member of committees over the years in relation to the development of practice and the profession in Ireland.

Abbie O'Meara

Abbie graduated from UCC in 2016 and moved to Australia where she worked as an Occupational Therapist in workplace rehabilitation, aged care, and community settings. Abbie has experience in providing services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities, including neurological, palliative care, orthopaedic, mental health, and ageing-related conditions. Abbie is passionate about working with people to help them achieve their goals relating to self-care tasks, household tasks, leisure interests and employment. She has a particular interest in health promotion, ergonomics, and environmental modifications. Abbie has experience in completing activity of daily living and functional capacity assessments as well as report writing and has provided many reports used within the legal system.  Abbie is committed to her professional development and working within evidence-based practice. Abbie maintains her CORU registration and AOTI memberships. 

Helena O’Neill

Helena has been a qualified therapist for over forty years.

Having qualified as an Occupational therapist from the London College of Occupational Therapy she went onto complete a Masters’ degree in Higher Education and Research at Trinity College Dublin. During the three year Masters programme she completed a teaching qualification supervised and awarded by the department of Higher Education, TCD. She completed the Driving certificate course at TCD. She has post graduate qualifications in Stress management and counselling from the Clanwilliam Centre. She has certificates in Myofascial Release and Cranio Sacral Therapy from New York, USA. She has also completed her Art Teachers qualification.

Helena’s work history commenced in Ireland, and moved onto Australia, USA, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Her primary areas of expertise lie in Neurology, Rheumatology, and Hand Therapy. She is currently engaged in the housing adaptation. Helena is passionate about working with people who are experiencing difficulties in their living environment. She believes in empowerment through education. Helping individuals find solutions that work for them maintaining the clients’ dignity at all costs.