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.

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

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What’s on in September 2021? Occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation events
We’ve rounded up some of the main events on offer this August for anyone interested in occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation – as a service provider or user!

7 steps to a diverse occupational therapy practice

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7 steps to a diverse occupational therapy practice
Diverse OT: When R.E.S.P.E.C.T. isn’t the only way to spell out a solution to race inequality in occupational therapy. 

SASNOS scale detects challenging behaviour after brain injury

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SASNOS scale detects challenging behaviour after brain injury
When is challenging behaviour linked to brain injury? Here’s a Welsh way for neuro OTs and brain injury survivors to find out. 

Passion and potential: from the NHS to independent practice

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Passion and potential: from the NHS to independent practice
From NHS to independent neuro OT: Krysalis director, Jo Throp reflects on the influencers that have shaped her 24 year career journey within this “life changing” profession.

Road Safety Week 2020 - Mobility Scooters and Rules of the Road

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Road Safety Week 2020 - Mobility Scooters and Rules of the Road
From the hilarious to the horrifying, here are 20 reminders in Road Safety Week 2020 of the rules of riding mobility scooters on the road.

Reflecting on the ‘lived experience’ of stroke survivors 

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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 Krysalis OT80 (2020) Celebrating Occupational Therapy

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The Krysalis OT80 (2020) Celebrating Occupational Therapy
Eighty inspirational ways around the world in which occupational therapy (OT) has advanced or influenced brain injury rehabilitation.

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?  
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