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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health & Well-Being

Mental health and well-being are crucial aspects of a person's overall health. While we often associate mental health care with psychologists and counsellors, occupational therapists play a significant role in promoting and supporting mental well-being. Today, we will explore the...
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What is Occupational Therapy?

The 27th of October is World Occupational Therapy Day. A day where we get a chance to promote and celebrate the amazing work done by those within the profession. Here at Uccello Designs, we have spoken to and worked closely...
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Living With Arthritis? Tips from an Occupational Therapist

Not too long ago, we had a chance to speak with Elisha Stefanelli, an Occupational Therapist from InHand Occupational Therapy. We wanted to know more about her work and her recommendations to anyone with arthritis in their hands. We sent...
Hand Therapy

What is Hand Therapy?

When we attended the Under 50 and Living with Arthritis National Conference in Maynooth we had the pleasure of seeing Paula Minchin present on hand therapy and outsmarting your arthritis with meal preparation. Paula gave advice and information on ways...
What is Parkinson's Disease?

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

World Parkinson's Day is on April 11th every year. It is a day dedicated to building awareness and understanding about the disease. We wanted to help do our part in sharing more about it, it's known causes, symptoms and the...
Occupational Therapy for Fibromyalgia

7 Top Tips for Dealing with Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia

In Ireland, up to 180,000 people are currently living with Fibromyalgia! Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes tenderness and pain all over your body. It is a collection of symptoms that can occur together. The most common symptoms are: Widespread...
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What is Motor Neurone Disease?

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a condition that affects your nerves (motor neurones) in your brain and spinal cord. The nerves tell your muscles what to do. The term ‘’MND’’ covers a wider group of similar conditions that affect your...

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