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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!

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…

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

on Thursday, 25 March 2021. Posted in News

What’s on in April 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! 

Omega-3 fatty acids and their neuro-protective abilities following brain injury

on Saturday, 20 March 2021. Posted in Blog

Omega-3 fatty acids and their neuro-protective abilities following brain injury
We’ve filtered out some of the more mega omega-3 findings since brain injury researchers first started assessing the benefits over 20 years ago. 

Brain Awareness Week - Our amazing brain and neurological research 

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Blog

Brain Awareness Week -  Our amazing brain and neurological research 
We’ve selected 12 of the many events being promoted in the UK by the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) that highlight some of the astounding work being done to help us better understand the human brain. 

For the love of Mum

on Sunday, 14 March 2021. Posted in Blog

For the love of Mum
On Mother’s Day, Krysalis brain injury blogger, Anne Ricketts reveals how her brother’s death created a “strange dynamic” between her and her mother…

Rare Disease Day 2021: 5 rare neurological diseases eased by neuro OT intervention

on Wednesday, 24 February 2021. Posted in Blog

Rare Disease Day 2021: 5 rare neurological diseases eased by neuro OT intervention
On Rare Disease Day 2021 (February 28), we focus on 5 rare neurological diseases eased by commonly used, yet uncommonly good, neuro occupational therapy practices. 

New All-Party Parliamentary Group inquiry : We must make use of Occupational Therapists when assessing homes for people living with dementia

on Wednesday, 17 February 2021. Posted in News

New All-Party Parliamentary Group inquiry : We must make use of Occupational Therapists when assessing homes for people living with dementia
The expertise of occupational therapists in assessing and addressing an individual’s ability to live independently in their own home should form a key part of housing assessments linked to a dementia diagnosis.

Brain and Spine Foundation CEO Marc Smith on NeuroLifeNow app

on Tuesday, 16 February 2021. Posted in News, Blog

Brain and Spine Foundation CEO Marc Smith on NeuroLifeNow app
An app for happier outcomes after brain injury? How NeuroLifeNow aims to bring real-time change to neurorehabilitation provision in the UK. 

Valentine’s Day 2021: Learning to love life again after traumatic brain injury (TBI)

on Wednesday, 10 February 2021. Posted in Blog

Valentine’s Day 2021: Learning to love life again after traumatic brain injury (TBI)
How do you learn to love life again after it’s ravaged by brain injury? On Valentine’s Day, find out how one survivor re-found his lust for life after a road crash that nearly killed him. 

Time to Talk Day - Neuro OT and speech & language therapy

on Monday, 01 February 2021. Posted in Blog

Time to Talk Day - Neuro OT and speech & language therapy
Are we rubbing SALT into the wounds of brain injury survivors who have speech problems on Time to Talk Day - and if not, why not?

Time to Talk Day - The Power of Small: how the still, small ‘inner voice’ of calm can aid mental health after brain injury.

on Monday, 01 February 2021. Posted in Blog

 Time to Talk Day - The Power of Small: how the still, small ‘inner voice’ of calm can aid mental health after brain injury.
How the still, small, ‘inner voice’ of calm can aid mental health after brain injury.

Music Therapy and Neurorehabilitation

on Wednesday, 27 January 2021. Posted in Blog

Music Therapy and Neurorehabilitation
Lose yourself in the music that has uplifted brain injury survivors and their families – 26 sounds (and a singing bowl!) to fine-tune neurorehabilitation.

Crafts to support neurological occupational therapy and brain injury rehabilitation

on Wednesday, 20 January 2021. Posted in Blog

Crafts to support neurological occupational therapy and brain injury rehabilitation
Occupational therapists have been using craft activities as tools to facilitate physical, cognitive and social development since the founding of the profession in the early 1900s.
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