Health at Crann

If you have a neuro-physical disability, you may have health concerns that need specialist support and that isn’t always easy to access. Our supports have been developed to provide inaccessible or difficult-to-access services.

Our experienced team are here to help, providing tailored advice and support to meet your needs.

Why Health at Crann?

When you come to Crann, we want to hear about you. Your health concerns, history and goals. If you don’t have goals at the moment, we can help you define some. 

Together we’ll set a place to achieve these goals and address your health concerns through our dedicated programmes. 

How Programmes Work

You can register your interest in the programmes at Crann using the form on this page. We’ll arrange a time to meet and take it from there. 

Your needs are initially discussed at your intake meeting with Joellen, our Client Services Manager, but that’s not the end of the road. As you work through programmes at Crann, we are here to discuss your progress and continually address your concerns and needs. 

Not all programmes are available all of the time, but when a need is targeted, we will let you know when the programmes you need are coming up and do our best to facilitate you at a time that works for you. 

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Health Programmes

We support clients, their families, educators and medical professionals working towards our common goal of creating a world where people with neuro-physical disabilities thrive. 

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Continence at Crann

Continence issues can sometimes have a disproportionate impact on your life. Our expert team are here to help you get on with your day.

Find out more about the Continence Clinics at Crann here. 

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Crann is delighted to partner with Achilles Foot Clinic to offer a monthly podiatry clinic.

Podiatrists are experts in foot care and take into consideration the structure of your lower limbs, posture, muscle tone and pelvic placement to create solutions that optimise your health.

What is available at Podiatry?
  • Foot Assessment: Neurological and vascular foot assessment
  • Assessment and management of pressure ulcers
  • Complaints of heel and arch pain, discomfort, reduced sensation or blood supply
  • Infection
  • Skin problems
  • Balance issues
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Chiropody needs like nail care
  • Advice on foot care and footwear

Podiatry takes into consideration the structure of your lower limbs, posture, muscle tone and pelvic placement to create solutions that optimise your health. 

Cost: €10 per session (can be subsided)

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It Only Takes a Minute ©

Have you ever had a pressure ulcer? If you have limited mobility or activity levels, multiple sclerosis or continence issues you may be at increased risk of developing pressure ulcers.

‘It only takes a Minute’© pressure ulcer prevention workshop provides you with knowledge of how pressure ulcers develop and what you can do to help prevent them developing.

SNA & Educator Training

These bespoke courses provide SNAs with the skills, competence and confidence required to support your students care plan effectively and safely. Let’s work together to help your students flourish.

You’ll find full information about the SNA Training programmes here. 

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Mind Your Back for Parents

Day to day care can take its toll on your back. Taking the right measures now can ease pressure on your back and prevent problems down the line.

Mind Your Back is hosted by a specialist first aid instructor, which will give you the knowledge and skills to protect your back from injury every day. 

This course usually takes 3.5 hours in-house.

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Understanding Your Condition

Understanding your primary diagnosis gives you the tools to make the right healthcare decisions for you. 

Understanding Your Condition is a series of programmes that gives you and your family added insight into your primary diagnosis. It includes topics like Bladder and Bowel Basics, Hydrocephalus and Shunts, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injuries and Cerebral Palsy.

It can give you the know-how to ask the right questions, to understand your progress and to understand what supports are available.

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Healthy Eating

The nutrients you eat can have a huge impact on how you feel right now and your health in the long term. It is also important to create the right balance between the energy you take from the food you eat with the energy you use – which can be complicated by having a neuro-physical disability. 

Knowing what to eat and why are key to your and your family’s health. A healthy, balanced diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Healthy Eating is a programme we offer to help you make beneficial and healthy food choices. The Healthy Eating programme is open to teenagers and adults.

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First Aid

When you know how to react to a medical emergency, you can protect yourself, prevent further injury and potentially save lives. 

During this course, you’ll learn the warning signs of emergency medical events like heart attacks and stroke, as well as essential skills like CPR and defibrillation. 

This course is available for teenagers, adults and parents, to give you the essential skills needed to deal with an emergency in the best way possible. 

Meet Your Team

Eimear Daly

Health & Continence Manager

Eimear is a disability nurse specialist with years of experience working with adults and children with disabilities. She oversees Crann’s comprehensive and personalised Health & Continence programmes.

Ita Murray

Health & Continence Nurse

Ita completed her Postgraduate in Paediatrics in Dublin before working for many years in ‘Ladybird’ children’s ward in Cork University Hospital and worked as General Practice Nurse in Kinsale.

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