The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) supports over 5,000 children and adults with disabilities every year.
The Central Remedial Clinic was set up in April 1951 by Lady Valerie Goulding and Kathleen O’Rourke as a small non-residential treatment centre in a house in Upper Pembroke Street in the heart of Dublin. The charismatic and persistent duo soon gathered a number of prominent business people together, who provided advice and helped to raise funds to achieve their vision of a national organisation for the care, treatment and development of children and adults with disabilities..
Today services are provided for people with physical conditions ranging from the very rare to the more familiar, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and arthrogryposis. The Clinic treats over 5,000 clients annually on a free-of-charge basis.
CRC Specialist Services include:-
- Physiotherapy / Physiotherapy Gym
- Occupation Therapy
- Seating and Mobility
- Gait Analysis at the Gait Lab
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Educational Technology
- Social Work
- Medical Services
- Pre-vocational and Vocational training for young adults
- Day Activity Centres.
The Clinic has four Dublin-based Day Activity Centres located in Clontarf, Coolock, Firhouse and Hartstown.
CRC has established a new regional assessment and local treatment centre in the grounds of Waterford Regional Hospital.
The CRC is also based at St. Gabriel’s, Dooradoyle, Limerick. It was here the CRC launched the first Mobile Gait Laboratory providing invaluable information for medical and therapy staff.
In Dublin – two schools operate under the patronage of the clinic, catering for children with physical disabilities age 3-18 years. One is located at the CRC Headquarters in Clontarf and the other at Scoil Mochua in Clondalkin.
For further information, see the CRC website – www.crc.ie