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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!

Me, Myself, The OT

on Sunday, 20 June 2021. Posted in News, Blog

Me, Myself, The OT
Neuro occupational therapist, Jo Bresi-Ando on her role with Krysalis and the UK’s lack of minority ethnic OT's

Aphasia and occupational therapy: cracking communication codes in Aphasia Awareness Month.

on Monday, 14 June 2021. Posted in Blog

Aphasia and occupational therapy: cracking communication codes in Aphasia Awareness Month.
As the global aphasia community marks Aphasia Awareness Month this month, here’s a round-up of the latest occupational therapy-linked research into the communication disability that affects over 350,000 people in the UK.

Passion and potential: from the NHS to independent practice

on Friday, 11 June 2021. Posted in News, Fresh Thinking, Blog

Passion and potential: from the NHS to independent practice
From NHS to independent neuro OT: Krysalis director, Jo Throp reflects on the influencers that have shaped her 24 year career journey within this “life changing” profession.

Robot assisted stroke rehabilitation and the research funding crisis

on Monday, 31 May 2021. Posted in News, Blog

Robot assisted stroke rehabilitation and the research funding crisis
I, Rob-OT “does not compute”: the rise of the machine in post-stroke occupational therapy and the funding power-cut causing its malfunction.

Diverse OT: Being a male OT in a profusely female OT world.

on Monday, 31 May 2021. Posted in Blog

Diverse OT: Being a male OT in a profusely female OT world.
Occupational therapy is a balancing act, but are the profession’s minority male OTs walking the high wire alone?  

What’s on in June 2021? Occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation events

on Monday, 24 May 2021. Posted in News, Blog

What’s on in June 2021? Occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation events
We’ve rounded up some of the main events on offer this month for anyone interested in occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation – as a service provider or user!  

Astronauts and neuro occupational therapy: It's action for brain injury week 2021

on Sunday, 16 May 2021. Posted in News, Blog

Astronauts and neuro occupational therapy: It's action for brain injury week 2021
Blasting through black holes of isolation for brain injury survivors in Action for Brain Injury Week 2021.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: nature-based interventions for brain injury and mental well-being.

on Sunday, 09 May 2021. Posted in Blog

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: nature-based interventions for brain injury and mental well-being.
Are we digging nature-based neurorehabilitation? In Mental Health Awareness Week, we get to the grassroots of ecotherapy and its blossoming outcomes for brain injury survivors. 

Whats on in May 2021 - Occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation events

on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Posted in News

Whats on in May 2021 - Occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation events
We’ve rounded up some of the main events on offer this month for anyone interested in occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation – as a service provider or user!

Occupational therapy in prisons - the battle to help brain injured people behind bars.

on Thursday, 22 April 2021. Posted in Blog

Occupational therapy in prisons - the battle to help brain injured people behind bars.
Brain injury within the UK’s criminal justice system is up to five times higher than in the general population – a shocking disparity that leaves countless questions begging.

World voice day 2021 and 9 online disability inclusive choirs

on Wednesday, 14 April 2021. Posted in News, Blog

World voice day 2021 and 9 online disability inclusive choirs
Let’s hear it on World Voice Day for the 9 online choirs keeping life upbeat for music lovers with brain injuries and other disabilities. 

Relationships - What does it take to keep relationships strong in the aftershock of brain injury and beyond?

on Tuesday, 13 April 2021. Posted in Blog

Relationships - What does it take to keep relationships strong in the aftershock of brain injury and beyond?
David and his partner, Ruth, have spent 12 years together – half of them before and half of them after an accident that left David with a traumatic brain injury. Here they kindly share their story.

The RCOT’s new chief needs OT input to help him achieve his first goal!

on Thursday, 08 April 2021. Posted in News

The RCOT’s new chief needs OT input to help him achieve his first goal!
Steve Ford has only been in his new job with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists for one day - and already he’s in the swing of setting goals in the true spirit of occupational therapy.

Choosing the right profiling bed after brain injury: sleep safe and well with neuro OT tips!

on Tuesday, 30 March 2021. Posted in Blog

Choosing the right profiling bed after brain injury: sleep safe and well with neuro OT tips!
From hospital to home, profiling beds bolster rehabilitation after brain injury, but how do you choose the right one? We’ve stripped it down to some dos and don’ts as we say goodnight to National Bed Month…
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