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Adaptation Training CORU Ireland
Period of Adaptation CORU 

                                                              Adaptation Training for Physiotherapists in Ireland

If you are a physiotherapist or allied healthcare professional  and required to undertake a period of adaptation in Ireland, Monroe Medical NI Ltd can help and provide a professional solution. 


  • Do you have  CORU/ISCP Decision Letter?

  • Are you required to undertake further training and adaptation in Ireland?


We used to provide CORU adaptation placements in Ireland and period of adaptation solutions. 

However, since 2022 hospitals DO NOT offer CORU adaptation placements.

Why is that? 

 - Hospitals do not offer CORU period of adaptation placements because of post COVID situation in Ireland.

The waiting lists to see a physiotherapist in Ireland are extremely long. There are not enough places for students and trainees considering the cutbacks and extremely busy clinical environment.

 - CORU does not allow candidates to complete a period of adaptation in a clinical setting. This makes it even more difficult to find a hospital for an adaptation placement. There are only 86 hospitals in Ireland. Moreover, not every single hospital has a Cardio-Respiratory Unit. The majority of candidates would need to completed CORU adaptation in Respiratory, MSK and Neuro. 

 - Staffing crises in Ireland. There are not enough clinicians to supervise candidates.

A period of adaptation would need to be supervised and assessed on a regular basis. 

Unfortunately, because of serious staffing issues, hospitals do not have enough staff to offer a regular supervision for trainees. 

What is the solution for candidates who need to complete a PoA (Period of Adaptation for CORU)?

There are 3 options:

 - CORU appeal 

 - CORU aptitude test

 - CORU re-submission 

Please contact Monroe Medical to discuss these three solutions for your clinical career.



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I got assistance throughout the process and also outside working hours.

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The training Monroe Medical can provide will enable you to work towards Adaptation.

What does "Period of Adaptation" (POA) entail?

A "Period of Adaptation" refers to a phase of supervised practice carried out in Ireland, overseen by a fully qualified and registered professional in the respective field. This period may also involve participation in academic modules. The focus of the adaptation period is to address significant disparities identified between a professional qualification and the established standards of proficiency and practice placement criteria.

Key features of the Period of Adaptation include:

  • A maximum duration of 3 years, during which the adaptation takes place exclusively within Ireland.

  • The need for a formal proposal detailing the Period of Adaptation, which requires prior approval from the governing Board before commencement.

  • Ongoing reporting and assessment mechanisms to monitor progress.

  • Flexibility for a single repeat attempt, should it be necessary.

In essence, the Period of Adaptation serves as a tailored integration process, refining the alignment between professional qualifications and the rigorous expectations set by the standards of proficiency and practice within Ireland.

If you have  CORU/ISCP Decision Letter please contact Monroe Medical NI Ltd for a free assessment and confidential discussion.

This intense course is a combination of the following:


  • Teaching

  • Mentoring

  • Supervised practicals in Ireland (in Neurology, MSK and Cardio-Respiratory)

  • Consultations


This course is aimed to increase your knowledge and skills to be an autonomous physiotherapist.

In the context of CORU (Health and Social Care Professionals Council) in Ireland, a "Period of Adaptation" might refer to a specific process or requirement for healthcare professionals who are trained outside of Ireland and are seeking CORU registration to work in Ireland.

What is CORU/ISCP Adaptation?

Adaptation is a supervised period of study and practical sessions identified by CORU and ISCP.

Where can I complete adaptation in Ireland?

We offer practical sessions in Dublin and Letterkenny. 

Why should I do adaptation?

If CORU/ISCP assessors identified some shortfalls or gaps in your knowledge/experience, an adaptation in Ireland Ireland would be required  to fulfill these requirements.

Please contact Monroe Medical for a confidential discussion in relation to a period of adaptation in Ireland.

What is ISCP?

ISCP (The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists) is a professional body representing Physiotherapists in Ireland.


What is CORU?

CORU is a professional body in Ireland and health regulator for physiotherapists, dieticians and other healthcare professionals.

I was asked by CORU to complete a Period of adaptation in Ireland

If you have  been asked by the CORU assessors to complete adaptation, you would need to either find clinics which could offer practical placement or contact Monroe Medical.

We offer professional assistance with practical placements and adaptation in Ireland for physiotherapists.


I am an European candidate. Do I need to complete adaptation?


Please refer to you CORU Decision Letter. If your Decision Letter states that your need to complete adaptation in a physiotherapy clinic in Ireland, you can either approach various clinics yourself or ask Monroe Medical for assistance.


I am an international candidate. Do I still need to complete adaption?


If you are a physiotherapist and  CORU assessors recommended a period of adaptation in Ireland, you would need to approach various clinics in Ireland and ask if they can offer adaptation placement. Monroe Medical can also offer a non-obligatory consultation and assist with practical placements in Ireland.

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Is a period of adaptation in Ireland difficult?

A period of adaptation is a period of supervised study or practical sessions in various core areas of physiotherapy. A period of adaptation certainly requires time commitment. If CORU assessors identified various gaps and shortfalls in candidate's application, a period of adaptation would be required.

How to register with CORU?

Monroe Medical is often asked about CORU Registration for physiotherapists.

To obtain physiotherapy registration in Ireland, the candidate would need to approach CORU and obtain an application form.

It is important to fill in the CORU physiotherapy registration forms very carefully.

The more details the candidates can provide in relation to clinical experience the better.

Physiotherapy CORU registration is a complex process as many documents and information would need to be submitted.

We are often asked about CORU recognition for physiotherapists.

Please note that the decisions are made on ab individual basis. 

Please ring us in relation to adaptation for physiotherapists in Ireland. We can offer assistance with CORU adaptation in Ireland.

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