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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!

Christmas planning post brain injury

on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Christmas planning post brain injury
It is her 19th attempt at a stress-free Christmas and the word ‘dread’ is already in her head. Krysalis blogger, Anne Ricketts unwraps the reality of festive planning post-brain injury.

Road safety week 2019 - Prevention is better than cure

on Monday, 18 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Road safety week 2019 - Prevention is better than cure
They are a major cause of brain injury and an ‘unbearable’ number of deaths. As the UK’s Road Safety Week launches today, we ask: how do we prevent road crashes?  

How Neuro OT transformed me four years after a brain injury

on Thursday, 07 November 2019. Posted in Blog

How Neuro OT transformed me four years after a brain injury
International business woman, Anne Ricketts sustained a traumatic brain injury in a horse-riding accident in July 2000. Here, she reveals how Occupational Therapy helped her find her way back.

Krysalis celebrates occupational therapy week 2019

on Tuesday, 12 November 2019. Posted in News

Krysalis celebrates occupational therapy week 2019
We review the party time of the year for celebrating occupational therapy. The Krysalis OT80, World OT day and OT week 2019. Its all here...

Ronny Part 1: Stoical self-reliance was stifling Ronny’s life six years after a motorbike accident left him brain injured.

on Tuesday, 05 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Ronny Part 1: Stoical self-reliance was stifling Ronny’s life six years after a motorbike accident left him brain injured.
He wasn’t one to accept help...but could our Neuro OT crack this case? 

Ronny Part 2: How OT helped to reform a principled family man after a motorbike crash

on Tuesday, 05 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Ronny Part 2: How OT helped to reform a principled family man after a motorbike crash
Something sets Ronny’s mother ‘turning in her grave’ in the second part of our story of how OT helped to reform a principled family man after a motorbike crash.

Ronny Part 3: Five ways that helped change brain injury survivor Ronny's life

on Thursday, 07 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Ronny Part 3: Five ways that helped change brain injury survivor Ronny's life
Here’s a real high five to OT! In the final part of our series on bike crash casualty, Ronny, our Neuro OT comes up with five ways to help him transform his life… 

Self-awareness after an acquired brain injury

on Thursday, 07 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Self-awareness after an acquired brain injury
Knowing me, knowing who? Losing self-awareness after an acquired brain injury is one of the biggest barriers to rehabilitation. What ‘small change, big impact’ can OTs make here?

Nutritional cognitive neuroscience - nutrition and rehabilitation

on Friday, 18 October 2019. Posted in Blog

Nutritional cognitive neuroscience - nutrition and rehabilitation
From hospital bed to rehabilitation: can our meals really help us heal after brain injury?

Mental capacity - everyday decisions and brain injury

on Friday, 04 October 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Mental capacity - everyday decisions and brain injury
What happens when brain injury affects our mental capacity to make everyday decisions, and how can Neuro OTs help in this process?

Brain injury and social skills

on Monday, 29 July 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Brain injury and social skills
Brain injury can have a huge impact on a survivor’s social skills, and now scientists are beginning to see why… 

Nutrition and Diet After Brain Injury

on Monday, 14 October 2019. Posted in Blog

Nutrition and Diet After Brain Injury
Here, in her debut blog marking Malnutrition Awareness Week (14 – 20 October), Anne Ricketts highlights the pivotal role of nutrition in her own brain injury battle. 

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury 

on Wednesday, 10 July 2019. Posted in Blog

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury 
It is the most commonly reported symptom in the wake of brain injury, but what can be done to combat fatigue when it strikes without warning and lasts for so long? 

Activity - an occupational therapist's key tool

on Tuesday, 24 September 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Activity - an occupational therapist's key tool
Activity is being tipped as the best means to overcome some of the challenges associated with acquired brain injury (ABI). 

Brain Anatomy – What are Chiari Malformations?

on Thursday, 04 July 2019. Posted in Blog

Brain Anatomy – What are Chiari Malformations?
Chiari malformations (named after their discoverer, Austrian pathologist Hans Chiari) are structural defects in the base of the skull and cerebellum; the part of the brain that controls balance.   
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