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About Emma

Emma O'Sullivan, Pivotal Therapies, Navan

I am an Occupational Therapist, BioKinesiologist, Emotion code practitioner as well as a mother to my two beautiful girls and a wife to my very supportive husband. I enjoy yoga, pilates, walks in nature and I played badminton at a high level for years and I am sure I will return at some stage.

I graduated with an Honours degree in Occupational Therapy in 2006 from the University of Ulster. Prior to this I completed two years in Carlow IT completing a certificate degree in Applied Physiology and Health Science. Since qualifying I have worked predominantly in children’s disability and primary care services with shorter spells spent in Adult disability services and the hospital setting.


Continual professional development (CPD) is important to me, so I can offer families the most up to date knowledge. Some of the courses I have attended include:

  • The Autonomic Nervous System and its physiological affects on the body – BioKinesiology

  • The emotion code certificate programme

  • BioKinesiology

  • The OT summit

  • Understanding Dyspraxia/DCD and the best practice towards assessment and intervention.

  • Ayres Sensory integration module one by the SI network

  • Postural Management for people with complex disabilities mentorship programme

  • Is it sensory or is it behaviour.

  • ADOS-2 Clinical training

  • Autism Level up

  • DIR Floortime training

  • SOS approach to feeding

  • Housing adaptations

  • Sensory Attachment module 1 by Eadoin Breathnach

  • Middletown Autism Training

  • Bilateral integration programme – by Wendy Rudd


My passion is to combine all of my knowledge and skills for the best possible outcome for you or your family. I am very passionate about what I do.


About Barbara

Barbara Tully, Pivotal Therapies, Navan.

My name is Barbara Tully. I am a wife and a mother to two young children. In my free time,  I enjoy swimming and running. As a mother myself, I have a passion for working with Children and their parents to ensure that I am making a positive and everlasting impact on their lives.

I graduated from the University of Salford in 2006 with a BSC Honours degree, in Occupational Therapy. I worked for 17years in the HSE until 2023 when I started my journey in private practice. Throughout my time with the HSE, I worked alongside many specialist teams with a range of diverse clinical areas such as acute hospital, Paediatric and Adult Primary Care and Disability services. I have specialised in Paediatrics since 2011 and I have worked in various Paediatric disability and Primary services in Dublin, Louth, and Meath.


One of the highlights of my career was being part of developing and starting a new Children’s Disability team in Dublin when this did not previously exist.

Throughout my career in Paediatrics, I have encompassed specialist training in Sensory Integration, Autism Spectrum disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Floor time model approach, Poly Vagal Theory, Wilbarger deep pressure and therapressure technique as well as Handwriting and Motor Skills.

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