Pauline Robinson

Occupational Therapist in GalwayPauline Robinson Occupational Therapist

Pauline Robinson

Occupational Therapist (OT)

B Sc OT, PgCPain

Certified Yoga Instructor

 

Background

Pauline graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2007 with an Honours degree in Occupational Therapy. After graduation she gained foundational clinical skills in neurological and respiratory rehabilitation with older adults for the Health Service Executive (HSE) in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation. From there, to broaden her skills and experience, she moved to a paediatric setting. She provided Occupational Therapy services for school aged children with a broad range of physical, cognitive, emotional and sensory disabilities.

Following this, Pauline had the opportunity to work as an Occupational Therapist in British Columbia, Canada. In her first position here Pauline worked with adults with neurological conditions in rehabilitation and long-term care. This position allowed Pauline to benefit from mentorship from clinical specialists in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair prescription, assistive technology and environmental controls. Pauline then moved to a rural location in central British Columbia providing services to children, adolescents, and their families, as part of a large multi-disciplinary team in a Child Development Center.

Clinical experience in private practice

In 2013 Pauline transitioned to providing consultant Occupational Therapy services within a community setting in British Columbia. This was a dynamic and challenging role where she provided Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment and consultation for individuals who had been injured at work or in motor vehicle accidents. In this position, Pauline was afforded the opportunity to develop a unique set of skills providing assessment and treatment of individuals with orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries, limb amputation, brain injury, concussion, chronic pain and mental health conditions. A focus of this position was assisting patients to optimise their function in completing daily tasks that were important to them, including returning to work. Part of achieving this goal involved consistent collaboration with the other medical and rehabilitation team members and advocating for the individual’s needs with third party payers, such as an insurance company.

Further Education

Pauline noted that persistent pain was a significant concern of many individuals she worked with. In some situations pain was the main barrier to resuming life roles after injury. This led to Pauline initiating further study of the evidence-based approaches to best manage pain conditions to allow her to provide specialist assessment and treatment for individuals with ongoing pain. Along with other related training, Pauline completed a three semester post-graduate certificate program in chronic pain management with the University of Alberta.

Pauline also has a keen interest in the treatment of post-concussion injuries and assisting individuals return to work. She has completed additional training and has extensive experience in these areas of practice.

Pauline completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in summer of 2013. She has since led community based yoga classes and incorporates elements of yoga into her work as an Occupational Therapist.

Clinical Approach

Pauline is passionate about empowering people in managing their physical and mental well-being through use of a person and family-centred approach and providing a range of skills and strategies to enhance daily function. Pauline recognises the importance of supporting people to work towards the goals that are important to their lives, and is committed to providing evidenced-based treatment to support people in achieving positive outcomes.

Memberships

Pauline is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

Appointments

Pauline is available for appointments each week from Tuesday – Friday. To book an appointment with Pauline you can call the clinic on 091 727777 or get in touch via the contact form.