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We are passionate about neurological rehabilitation, our resources page has been designed to help us share our collective wisdom to influence and educate people and to spark moments of inspiration and points of discussion.

If you are interested in, or have been affected by brain injury, if you love occupational therapy or anything neurological you are very welcome… come on in and join us!

UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Time for Change Conference Showcases Beacons of Hope

on Wednesday, 25 November 2020. Posted in News, Blog

UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Time for Change Conference Showcases Beacons of Hope
14 beacons of hope in neurorehabilitation since the UK’s Acquired Brain Injury Forum launched its Time for Change campaign. 

Road Safety Week 2020 - Mobility Scooters and Rules of the Road

on Monday, 16 November 2020. Posted in News, Fresh Thinking, Blog

Road Safety Week 2020 - Mobility Scooters and Rules of the Road
From the hilarious to the horrifying, here are 20 reminders in Road Safety Week 2020 of the rules of riding mobility scooters on the road.

How to enjoy a daily dose of exercise despite brain injury

on Wednesday, 30 September 2020. Posted in Blog

How to enjoy a daily dose of exercise despite brain injury
There’s a wealth of scientific evidence showing how exercise benefits us, find out all about them here.

Reflecting on the ‘lived experience’ of stroke survivors 

on Friday, 12 July 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Stroke rehabilitation
The largest ever survey of the lived experience of stroke in the UK has confirmed neuro occupational therapy and other mental health support services are crucial to recovery. 

Treating yourself with compassion. Part 1

on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Posted in Blog

Treating yourself with compassion. Part 1
Recognising the value of self-care in brain injury rehabilitation

The Krysalis OT80 (2020) Celebrating Occupational Therapy

on Tuesday, 20 October 2020. Posted in News, Fresh Thinking, Blog

The Krysalis OT80 (2020) Celebrating Occupational Therapy
Eighty inspirational ways around the world in which occupational therapy (OT) has advanced or influenced brain injury rehabilitation.

How to raise resilience levels in brain injury survivors, their families and OTs

on Friday, 09 October 2020. Posted in Blog

How to raise resilience levels in brain injury survivors, their families and OTs
Riding out the storms of life takes resilience – but can we increase 'bounce back ability' in brain injury survivors, their families and OTs?

Covid19 and the Brain - A Krysalis Research Review

on Tuesday, 06 October 2020. Posted in Blog

Covid19 and the Brain - A Krysalis Research Review
Covid research from across the globe. A must read for all neuro professionals - we break the research down into a easy read format.

Treating yourself with compassion. Self care part 2

on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Posted in Blog

Treating yourself with compassion. Self care part 2
Goals, compassion, and self-care activities within Neurological Occupational Therapy 

Waltz with us on World Stroke Day

on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. Posted in Blog

Waltz with us on World Stroke Day
Waltz with us on World Stroke Day: 7 simple steps to start dancing for health in a wheelchair, on crutches or with any disability. 

Neuroplasticity

Written by Claire Shipton on Monday, 17 September 2018. Posted in Blog

Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity: How our amazing brains can change and rewire themselves! Even after horrific injuries all is not lost, from a coma to a genius iq...

The value of reflections

on Thursday, 16 July 2020. Posted in Blog

The value of reflections
Reflection is a continuing process that allows a person to consider, possibly alongside previous experience, both the potential or actual positive and negative outcomes relating to events, activities, or interactions.

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor – Part 10

on Friday, 26 June 2020. Posted in Blog

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor – Part 10
Everyone is currently learning more about their ability to adjust, be flexible and altruistic, this is also a good time to appreciate more about what living with a brain injury means.

Video gaming could stimulate six of the brains cognitive functions and provide a timely tool for neurological occupational therapists

on Friday, 17 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Video gaming could stimulate six of the brains cognitive functions and provide a timely tool for neurological occupational therapists
A new report suggests video gaming could be a means to enhance six key brain functions.

RCOT publish: Retaining the essence of occupation remotely.

on Friday, 29 May 2020. Posted in News, Blog

RCOT publish: Retaining the essence of occupation remotely.
This article, written by our clinical director and one of our clinical managers is published in the June edition of the RCOT’s magazine, OT News.
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