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Dympna Dickson

Dympna Dickson

Senior Occupational Therapist

About Dympna

Dympna graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in 2004.  Beginning her career in Aberdeen in a variety of different settings including Intellectual Disability and as a Community Occupational Therapist with Aberdeen City Council.

Moving to Canada Dympna worked in private practice in Newfoundland. A physical Occupational Therapy setting carrying out Functional Capacity Evaluations, job site analysis, and planning 'return to work' rehabilitation programmes.

Following a career gap and several moves Dympna returned to Occupational Therapy practice in Scotland.  At this point Dympna was introduced to the world of Neuro-rehab at the Astley Ainsley Hospital, Edinburgh.  It was here the love of Neuro- rehab grew.

The pull home to Ireland also grew and a move to the west of Ireland was inevitable.  Following the move home Dympna continued working for REACH brain injury Rehabilitation, UK.   It was during this time at REACH that it became evident that a different way of rehab was possible.  Working in a holistic way with a person with a brain injury to reach their potential and working together with a team in a unique way to enable a person to regain independence.

A couple of opportunities came Dympna's way while settling into life in Ireland and dealing with pandemic, whilst gaining CORU registration.  Dympna is delighted one of the opportunities included on this journey was the possibility to join the team at Axon Rehab.  The use of robotics for functional tasks and increasing repetitions while not being repetitive is a game changer.

When not in the clinic Dympna enjoys being close to the sea- running, walking and occasionally braving the water. With her family  Dympna enjoys discovering the mountain bike trails on offer in Ireland and abroad- but is far too fond of the brakes to get downhill at any great speed and definitely not catching any air!