Central Remedial Clinic

Posted in: Members by notforprofit on March 22, 2011

Central Remedial Clinic

The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) is a national organisation for the care, treatment and development of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities.  Clients who use the services have a variety of physical conditions ranging from the very rare to the more familiar, such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and Arthrogryposis.

Three hundred staff members, with the help of 110 volunteers provide services to over 4500 clients at three main centres in Dublin, Waterford and Limerick and at a number of outreach clinics throughout the country.

Services at the clinic include clinical assessment, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, dietetics, orthotics, technology services, seating services, orthopedics, parent support, eye and ear specialists, training and development, transport and catering.  The clinic’s state-of-the-art gait analysis laboratory provides invaluable information for the medical and therapy staff at the CRC and is also the pioneer of the world’s first mobile gait lab.

In conjunction with the HSE, the CRC has been developing services for children with physical disabilities in the South East region and recently completed construction of a new purpose-built clinic on the grounds of the WRH. In Limerick, the CRC is based at St. Gabriel’s School and Centre in Dooradoyle. It provides a regional service for assistive technology and seating postural management as well as housing the CRC’s mobile gait laboratory.

The Central Remedial Clinic also operates two schools for children with physical disabilities aged 3 – 18 years.  One is located at CRC headquarters in Clontarf and the other, Scoil Mochua, is located in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The clinic also runs four Day Activity Centres in Dublin at Clontarf, Coolock, Hartstown and Firhouse. The centres provide a range of activities for adults whose disabilities prevent them from participating in other training or work programmes.

All the services provided by the CRC are free of charge and, as such the Clinic needs to raise a great deal of money to maintain its high standard of care. In order to raise this money, the Fundraising Department organise a number of events throughout the year, along with its annual fundraising campaign, the Santa Bear Appeal.

For more information visit:  www.crc.ie