Award Winning Occupational Therapy Service

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.

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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!

Joanne Fitzgerald

Joanne has been working for Cork OT Services for several years. She manages the accounts and is the key to ensuring we are all paid on time! She is an accounting technician as well as holding qualifications in office administration.
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Joanne Fitzgerald

Madelin Manley

Madelin is one of the newest members of the team at Cork OT Services. With a background in human resources, she brings a strategic focus on how to manage the office (and all of us!). She is excellent at IT management and administration and is the voice you are most likely to hear when you ring us.
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Madelin Manley

Sue Knight

Sue, qualified from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is a skilled clinician, comfortable working with clients individually and in groups. She is passionate about each person’s right to high quality, accessible and individualised mental health support and tailored support to those who are neurodiverse who need support.
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Sue Knight

Ellen O’Reilly

Ellen graduated as an occupational therapist in 2016 and recently achieved her masters in sensory integration. She has experience working in Ireland, Australia and the UK. Ellen has worked across a broad range of services including workplace rehabilitation, school based settings and private clinics. She has an interest in both therapeutic interventions and diagnostics. Ellen is part of the Cork OT services team with UCC, where she works as part of the student mental health team.
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Ellen O’Reilly

Lisa Wong

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Lisa Wong

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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.

Yvonne Pennisi

Yvonne trained at Sydney University in Australia. She works on a consultative basis with Cork Occupational Therapy Services Ltd. Her main work is in education of occupational therapists at an undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Joanne Fitzgerald​

Joanne has been working for Cork OT Services for several years. She manages the accounts and is the key to ensuring we are all paid on time! She is an accounting technician as well as holding qualifications in office administration.

Madelin Manley​

Madelin is one of the newest members of the team at Cork OT Services. With a background in human resources, she brings a strategic focus on how to manage the office (and all of us!). She is excellent at IT management and administration and is the voice you are most likely to hear when you ring us.

Sue Knight​

Sue is a senior occupational therapist with over 15 years’ experience in the field of adult mental health. Sue, qualified from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is a skilled clinician, comfortable working with clients individually and in groups. She is passionate about each person’s right to high quality, accessible and individualised mental health support and tailored support to those who are neurodiverse who need support. Sue settled with her family in Cork 2021. She has become an integral part of the Cork OT Services team where she is excited to be supporting clients in a variety of settings including the ID+ program in UCC, private and corporate clients. Over the years, Sue has developed a special interest in adult neurodiversity and challenging stigma and stereotypes in the workplace. Sue works for Cork OT Services with corporate bodies to support their Inclusion and Diversity Programmes. Sue is a registered member of CORU and AOTI and is committed to continuous learning, professional development, and mentoring. Sue is happiest when out in nature, preferably near water. A good book and a cup of tea come a close second.

Ellen O’Reilly​

Ellen graduated as an occupational therapist in 2016 and recently achieved her masters in sensory integration. She has experience working in Ireland, Australia and the UK. Ellen has worked across a broad range of services including workplace rehabilitation, school based settings and private clinics. She has an interest in both therapeutic interventions and diagnostics. Ellen is part of the Cork OT services team with UCC, where she works as part of the student mental health team.