Therapy for

Specialising in Manual Handling


Contact us to arrange an OT consultation for an individual and their family/carers in their home or care setting.


The use of hoists has become an integral part of delivering health and social care services. Practical training has an important role to play in ensuring that staff acquire the skills required to move someone safely with a hoist.


As this can be a challenging area in healthcare, it is vital that organisations provide relevant and practical training in People Handling

Providing occupational therapy assessments for adults and training courses for healthcare workers. If you require an occupational therapy assessment for an adult who has been affected by illness or disability, please contact us today to book an appointment. Unfortunately we do not provide OT assessments or interventions for children. We also offer manual handling training courses and specialised workshops for anyone working in healthcare. 

Adaptability Training & Consultancy was founded by Patricia Farrelly who has worked as an Occupational Therapist since qualifying with an Honours Degree from Trinity College Dublin in 1997.

Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession offering support to people with physical, psychological and social problems to enable them to live life to the fullest. Everyday activities that most people take for granted can become difficult due to illness, injury or disability. Occupational Therapists assess how different health conditions can affect people’s abilities and then recommend solutions to overcome functional limitations. Occupational Therapists offer education and advice to people with disabilities, their families, carers and healthcare workers.

Occupational Therapists ADAPT tasks & focus on ABILITY

Patricia is registered as an Occupational Therapist by CORU (Irelands Health and Social Care Professional Regulator) and is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland (AOTI).

Patricia was awarded a QQI Level 6 People Handling Instruction Certificate with Distinction in 2020. Patricia has also drawn on her experience as an occupational therapist working in peoples homes for over 20 years to devise some unique training workshops for healthcare workers and carers.

Adaptability Training & Consultancy focuses on supporting people with disabilities while respecting their dignity, privacy and autonomy.
Adaptability Training & Consultancy aims to work with services and care staff in order that they can provide the best service possible for people with disabilities.
Adaptability Training & Consultancy aims to provide high-quality, accessible training and professional development opportunities.
We strive to enhance the skills of healthcare workers in order to allow them to carry out their work in a safe manner and reduce the risk of injury.
To book a course call 086 824 4138 or email: help@adaptabilitytraining.ie


Disability and ageing are realities in every society, however each individual’s experience is unique. Therefore supports need to be person-centred.
Person-centred planning is:

Focused on the needs of the person and recognises the needs of the wider family network

Flexible and responsive to changing needs

Grounded in a social model and strengths-based approach

By 2050 the world’s population of people aged 60 years and older will double to 2.1 billion – WHO 2021
There are 643,131 people in Ireland living with a disability; that’s 1 in 7 – Central Statistics Office 2016
HSE reported 18.2 million home support service hours provided each year – National Service Plan 2019
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Adaptability Training & Consultancy
Training Centre

Located 10 minutes from Navan town, C15 FYR4 and 45 minutes from Dublin City centre – just off Exit 7 of M3. Ample, free parking available.