Limerick disABILITY Development week is part of our outreach satellite programme where our team travel to bring clients top-up or 5 day development sessions. The sessions take place in Club Vitae located within the Maldron Hotel Limerick. Our team and most of the clients and families stay on site for the duration of programme.
There is a restaurant on site along with a retail park across the way.
The team working behind the scenes for our Limerick disABILITY DEVELOPMENT weeks is quite extensive. Once you have selected the dates that you wish to join us that’s when the planning begins.
Once your place is confirmed you will be assigned a key contact. Your key contact will be responsible for all of your questions, communication and queries prior to the training week. You will have access to your very own account to communicate with us which will help us to create a very unique training programme just for you.
How do the weeks normally work?
To give you the best possible experience during our visit we will be asking for information from many different areas including, but not limited to, daily routines, consultants and other professional practitioners who work and facilitate programmes with the client, carers and additional support requirements.
Once we have all this information, the coaching team will meet to discuss options of how best to assist you during the week. A programme will be devised and reviewed to ensure we meet the requirements of each and every client. You will also be a key part of this to ensure we meet your needs.
You will be allocated 2 hours per day over 5 consecutive days at our selected training centre. All equipment will be brought to the sessions by our team. Due to facility usage restrictions we will have to allocate times for sessions based on availability and therefore typically one hour in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
Strength, conditioning, relaxation on dry land and also in the water!
Our team will be working side by side to deliver a full programme for you. Whilst every client´s needs are individual our goal is not. We make sure every last detail is covered prior to our arrival.
What does a typical therapy week offer?
A typical week would be 5 days of therapy including one dry land training with our Disability specific Strength and Conditioning Coach/Physio. Using the latest techniques, adapting activities, games and tasks to enhance and benefit of the aquatic therapy offered whilst transferring these skills to day to day activities.
Once a booking has been made you will be contacted closer to our visit by our team who will gain further information to help devise a training programme specific to your needs. Each and every client has a specific set of goals, abilities and skill sets, this will be used along with our unique approach to “getting the job done” through play and our “Box Theory” therapy.
Each week our team sit down, usually in a palm tree lined location with the sun beating down on our heads to discuss the up coming weeks. We work with you to plan the week, each week is specific and no one client has the same set of exercises or personality, this may dictate timings of sessions or conducted around timings of feeding and other medical requirements.
Manual development, strength, stability and core engagement all form part of the box theory and at the end of the training week you will be able to leave, armed with all the information, including exercises that we have worked on. This way, we can continually work with you once returning home to further improve from the success gained throughout the development week.
Aquatic based sessions are provided through the team overseen by our Paediatric Disability Consultant who will devise and lead the programme which will combine both aquatic and land based therapy in order for the sessions to flow together enhancing and complimenting each other.
We may need to receive reports from your home based therapists including: OT, Physio, Hydro and S&C coaches all of these will be used to make the programme as specific to your needs and requirements.
How do bookings work?
Bookings require full payment for coaching services to be paid up front within 72 hours of confirmation. These bookings are not transferable or refundable.
Upon completion of a booking a lot of work goes on in the background which you don’t get to see. Logistics of staffing, movement of other bookings and services we provide in Lanzarote on a weekly basis and facilities payments are also required in advance along with the planning of the weeks themselves.
We can only take a limited number of bookings (10 per disABILITY Development week) and due to the nature of the services that we offer and our staff needing to take a specific amount of “non direct client contact time” scheduled monthly which is calculated in advance to make sure we give you the highest level of service throughout your week. The complexities and logistics of such weeks require a whole team to make sure that your week runs smoothly and is why our clients continue to make repeat bookings.
The cost for the week for coaching includes all staffing, pre and post visit contact and planning.
Accommodation, food, use of facilities for yourself/family are not included and may be booked separately.
Please see individual dates for specific location in Limerick.
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