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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!

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 injury pain management and occupational therapy

on Tuesday, 24 September 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Brain injury pain management and occupational therapy
Shedding the light on some of the pain management techniques our expert neuro OT's are using to ease the pain.

Neuro OT and Patient Safety

on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Neuro OT and Patient Safety
With life, comes risk - but what can Neuro Occupational Therapists do to help safeguard brain injury survivors from risks at home or in the community?  

NHS 'My Therappy'

on Tuesday, 06 August 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

NHS 'My Therappy'
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an app a day keeps brain block at bay!

Epileptic seizures strike one in ten of every traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor - but there may soon be a way to slow them down…

on Tuesday, 06 August 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Epileptic seizures strike one in ten of every traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor - but there may soon be a way to slow them down…
Research involving mice has shown it is possible to reduce the number of seizures after a brain injury.

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? 

Neuro rehabilitation - a moral right?

on Monday, 22 July 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Neuro rehabilitation - a moral right?
Should neurorehabilitation be a moral right? This leading brain injury light thinks so… 

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. 

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.   

Brain Injury News in Short

on Tuesday, 01 October 2019. Posted in News

Brain Injury News in Short
We bring you the latest events and news from all over the world connected to neuro OT, neurological occupational therapy, neurology, brain injury, ABI TBI and rehabilitation in short.

RCOT Publish: Exploring an individual’s dynamic, ever-evolving experience of their day-to-day life following acquired brain injury

Written by Jo Throp on Tuesday, 03 September 2019. Posted in News

RCOT Publish: Exploring an individual’s dynamic, ever-evolving experience of their day-to-day life following acquired brain injury
The following article was published in the August edition of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists OT News.

The Guide to the Conduct of Cases Involving Serious Injury

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

The Guide to the Conduct of Cases Involving Serious Injury
There is new and improved guidance on how best to handle compensation claims for catastrophic brain injury.

Brain Injury Brought to a Halt by 68-year-old Anaesthetic! 

on Monday, 17 June 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Brain Injury Brought to a Halt by 68-year-old Anaesthetic! 
Krypton gave rise to Superman but  xenon could prove the real hero after astonishing new trials of the anaesthetic gas showed  it halting  brain injury  in its tracks.

The New Tool Helping Medical Detectives Track Down Suspected Brain Injury…

on Monday, 17 June 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

The New Tool Helping Medical Detectives Track Down Suspected Brain Injury…
We can’t all be brain injury experts, but there’s a new guide out now that can help non-specialist healthcare professionals spot the tell-tale signs and symptoms of brain injury.

Humanising the approach to brain injury care.

on Friday, 07 June 2019. Posted in Blog

Humanising the approach to brain injury care.
Yes, Tea and Sympathy, but with a Big Slice of Empathy: we look at the humanising approach to brain injury care that is proving palatable all round…
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