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.

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.

Loneliness Among Carers at ‘Epidemic’ Level

on Tuesday, 11 June 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Loneliness Among Carers at ‘Epidemic’ Level
Unpaid carers looking after sick, disabled or ageing loved ones are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the general public, shocking new figures suggest.

2019 Head First Conference

on Tuesday, 28 May 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

2019 Head First Conference
Interventions and Evidence Based Insights that are Helping Families of ABI Survivors - If no-one knows what can happen to a family after someone they love suffers a brain injury, then how can anyone help them?

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Fatigue

Written by Jo Throp on Friday, 27 April 2018. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Fatigue
Following on from previous discussions about chronic fatigue and traumatic brain injury (TBI) this article focuses on research specifically relating to hormone deficiencies.

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… 

Predictors of Long-Term Outcomes after Severe Brain Injury

Written by Jo Throp on Thursday, 28 March 2019. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Predictors of Long-Term Outcomes after Severe Brain Injury
Early rehabilitation interventions appear to be essential for how well an individual recover after a severe brain injury.

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