I have enjoyed working with Birgit for the past couple of years. She is one of the most industrious and effective professionals I have come across. Her clinical knowledge and diverse experience, combined with her approachability, unwavering commitment and client-focused approach, are particularly impressive. I would not hesitate to recommend her as an occupational therapist or case manager.
Enabling Independence and Quality of Life
Independent Rehabilitation Specialists
We are a team of specialist occupational therapists, consultant neuro clinical psychologist and an IT consultant. We specialise in helping people engage in activities of daily living so that they can return to living their lives in a fulfilling and rewarding way. Our team have experience working across clinical, legal, charity, educational and domestic environments in the UK.
At IRS we help maximise an individual’s independence in every aspect of their life. We do this because we believe all people deserve to enjoy a quality of life. This is what we strive to accomplish for individuals in both residential and clinical environments.
Our team provides neurological occupational therapy and neurological rehabilitation including upper limb rehab, mainly treating individuals who have experienced a brain injury. We also treat individuals who have experienced spinal injuries, arthritic conditions, other neurological conditions or who have orthopaedic difficulties or amputations.
We optimise a person’s recovery process enabling them to return to a high level of function and activity, thereby improving their independence. We enable our clients to re-engage in their chose activities of daily living, including self-care, domestic care, leisure and work.
We have over 75 years of combined clinical and domestic experience. Our clinical team supports and works with people helping them improve every part of their daily lives. Our team can offer support for a variety of disabilities and impairments.
Our occupational therapists use a holistic and client centred approach to rehabilitation. We consider a person’s physical, psychological and social wellbeing during the process of assessment and treatment. Information provided to us by a person and/ or their carer is valued and considered. Our treatment plans are evidence based and comprehensive. We optimise an individual’s recovery and help them engage in activities that are important to them. This includes vocational rehabilitation where we help support an individual with their employment. We will communicate with employers and develop effective strategies.
Our team are experienced in carrying out risk assessments and will offer training to support staff and carers.
Neurological and Neuropsychological rehabilitation
A neurological injury can have a major impact on a person’s life. With our team’s combined clinical experience of over 75 years, we have seen many of these barriers reduced and broken down.
Our team has extensive clinical experience working across various areas of rehabilitation, short term and long term. We focus mainly on adult neurological and neuropsychological rehabilitation. We have a high level of expertise in cognitive rehabilitation and upper limb rehabilitation.
Our team have worked in the NHS, legal and private sector. We also work in the local community, charity, voluntary sector and education.
Watch Helen’s Story
This is a personal account on how Occupational Therapy helped Helen to return to purposeful activity.
Psychology services can be vital in helping an individual understand the changes they experience as a result of illness or injury. Our clinical neuropsychologist will assess and treat individuals helping them and their carers to understand cognitive impairments, emotional and behavioural changes as a result of a brain injury.
Technology can be a vital part of our lives and can assist us in many ways. Our IT consultant will aim to support individuals to relearn skills with technology as well as develop new skills to support their independence. Our IT consultant supports individuals in their everyday interactions with technology from communication, managing functional activities, leisure, work and travel.
I first met Angela Gordon in February 2018 when I was in the relatively early stages of recovery from a severe Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (SAH) which occurred in November 2017. I subsequently developed Hydrocephalus which required a Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt insertion in March 2019 which was revised by further surgery in November 2019. Notwithstanding the physical challenges of recovering from the […]
Stroke’s devastating effects change people in many different ways. In the case of Maggie my wife it has meant that she has lost peripheral vision to the right and can still write and spell but can’t read. Also her short term memory loss is hard to bear. Improvement and re learning of skills forgotten do not come naturally however since […]