ABOUT AISLING

Solas Rehabilitation OT

Aisling has specialised in neuro rehabilitation for the past seven years and founded Solas Rehabilitation in London in 2016. She is passionate about helping people reach their potential despite disability. She works collaboratively with clients to set therapy goals that are meaningful and motivating to them. She currently works as a specialist occupational therapist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square - a well-recognised centre of excellence in neurology.

 

Aisling completed a Bachelor of Science honours degree in occupational therapy at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2010 before moving to the UK to start her career as an occupational therapist.

Aisling worked accross various specialties at Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's), including critical care, neuro rehabilitation, hand therapy, orthopaedics, surgery, elderly care, medical and major trauma.

 

After moving to London in 2013 she worked as a Senior 1 (Band 7) occupational therapist at The Wellington Hospital, a world leader in private neurorehabilitation. She extended her training to include functional electrical stimulation, splinting, postural management and wheelchair assessment.

 

Since then she has worked in community neurorehabilitation, prolonged disorders of consciousness (The Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, Putney) and as a Team Lead Occupational Therapist in Acute Neurotherapy. She currently works as a specialist occupational therapist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square - a well-recognised centre of excellence in neurology.

 

Aisling has presented at five National and International conferences both within the field of occupational therapy and in interdisciplinary forums. She has displayed research posters at the International Neurorehabilitaiton Symposium in Valencia as part of Rehab Week in 2015 and at the 2015 National Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference in Brighton. 

Aisling also undertakes medico legal work and accepts instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. She has undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and is fully aware of responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.

In 2019 Solas Rehabilitation has expanded to work with associate occupational therapists - all specialists in neurorehabilitation. With additional specialists now on-board we can offer more availability to our clients.

AWARDS AND RESEARCH

You Made a Difference Award Nominee
"For showing support to a patient by maintaining a positive attitude"
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2013
 
Conference of the UK & Ireland Chapter International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society.

Presentation: Upper limb electrical stimulation and robotic assisted therapy: A feasibility study

International Neurorehab Symposium, Valencia (Rehab Week)

Poster display: Simultaneous use of robotics with functional electrical stimulation 

Royal College of Occupational Therapists National Conference 2015

Facilitated poster discussion: Use of robotics as part of therapy for the neurologically impaired upper limb

Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland National Conference, Croke Park Dublin 

Presentation: Service Learning: Stress Management for People with Epilepsy

Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland National Conference, Croke Park Dublin

Poster: Emerging Models of Practice: A Canadian Approach

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                                                                                                          Aisling van der Walt Ltd trading as Solas Rehabilitation