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!

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

Claire Considine

Claire is a Senior Occupational Therapist with 6 years’ experience working in the area of mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. She graduated from Trinity College in 2017. She also holds a BA from Queens University Belfast.
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Claire Considine

Aislinn Pearse

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.
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Aislinn Pearse

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

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Pro Bono Work

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. 

Claire Considine

Claire is a Senior Occupational Therapist with 6 years’ experience working in the area of mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. She graduated from Trinity College in 2017. She also holds a BA from Queens University Belfast.

Claire is part of the Cork OT Services team at UCC, where she works as part of the student mental health team.

 She has worked in a variety of settings with adults from all walks of life who were experiencing functional difficulties relating to their mental health and wellbeing. She has a particular interest and skillset for working with young adults using an early intervention approach to mental health. She values lifelong learning and upskilling and is passionate about giving a comprehensive and holistic service to her clients in collaboration with fellow mental health professionals. She has been registered with CORU and AOTI since 2017 and has presented research at an AOTI conference based on life transitions and the factors which support successful transitioning from one life stage to another, for example the workplace to retirement or secondary school to third level education.

Claire is an avid sea swimmer. She is from the Southeast of Ireland.