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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!

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

on Wednesday, 01 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Covid 19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part one
It is uncertain times for our brave brain injury blogger, Anne Ricketts as each new day dawns in the coronavirus pandemic.

The WFOT warns of an upcoming surge in demand for rehabilitation services

on Thursday, 28 May 2020. Posted in News

The WFOT warns of an upcoming surge in demand for rehabilitation services
The World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) is warning of a demand surge for rehabilitation services for Covid-19 survivors.

Allied Health Professions Day 2020

on Tuesday, 13 October 2020. Posted in Blog

 Allied Health Professions Day 2020
There are 14 allied health professions (AHPs) and occupational therapy is one of them - but can you name the others?

How can self-employed neuro OTs financially support their families during the COVID-19 pandemic?

on Monday, 23 March 2020. Posted in Blog

How can self-employed neuro OTs financially support their families during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The Government has now announced “an unprecedented level” of support to help keep families afloat during the crisis.  How will they help self-employed neuro occupational therapists facing financial difficulties? 

New UK forum to draw up Covid-19 safety advice for people with a brain injury

on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted in News

New UK forum to draw up Covid-19 safety advice for people with a brain injury
The Neurological Alliance and the Brain and Spine Foundation have jointly launched the Neuro COVID-19 Response Forum in a bid to create a cohesive approach to protecting people with neurological conditions during the pandemic.

Providing neuro occupational therapy as a remote support service during the coronavirus pandemic.

on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted in News, Fresh Thinking, Blog

Providing neuro occupational therapy as a remote support service during the coronavirus pandemic.
What are the benefits? How will OT adapt? How does a remote support service work?

Re-claiming life after brain injury

on Wednesday, 04 March 2020. Posted in Blog

Re-claiming life after brain injury
Neurorehabilitation is a path well-trodden by Krysalis blogger, Anne Ricketts. Here, she reflects on the “labyrinthine” nature of brain injury imprisoning survivors. 

Equine therapy

on Monday, 03 February 2020. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Equine therapy
Assessing the impact of Hippotherapy (an equine therapy) on occupational performance following brain injury: a case study Q&A. 

Loneliness post brain injury - How neuro occupational therapy can help combat loneliness

on Friday, 20 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Loneliness post brain injury - How neuro occupational therapy can help combat loneliness
It is likely all of us at some point in our lives will experience loneliness; that desolate feeling of solitude that wells up in response to unwanted isolation.

Introducing Rebecca

on Wednesday, 18 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Introducing Rebecca
Like the Wizard of Oz lead role she is playing this Christmas, brain injury survivor, Rebecca is “compassionate, courageous and calmly determined”. But will she reach her ‘Emerald City’? Her journey starts here:

Neuro OT - Combating the effects of concussion

on Sunday, 15 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Neuro OT - Combating the effects of concussion
Neuro OTs can help combat the creeping effects of concussion that take their toll on everyday life long after the injury occurred. 

Human Rights Day 2019

on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Human Rights Day 2019
Every second a Neuro OT spends rebuilding the life of a brain injured person is a second spent shoring up their human rights. 

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?  
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