Fresh Thinking

We bring ‘fresh thinking’ to neurological occupational therapy. We ensure that we are at the forefront of implementing evidence-based research into our practice and respond in a proactive way to developments within the brain injury and neuro OT community.

Read our insightful opinions and reflections relevant to articles, academic research, white papers and Government legislation changes that impact on our clients and the work we do.

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?

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. 

Animal-assisted therapy: is there OT beauty in the beast?

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Animal-assisted therapy: is there OT beauty in the beast?
If we could talk to the animals, it might not have taken over 200 years for us to start fully recognising their role in the neurological rehabilitation of humans.

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… 

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.

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. 

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.
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