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We are passionate about neurological rehabilitation; our neuro OT blog has been designed to help us share our collective wisdom to influence, educate and spark moments of discussion and reflection.

If you are interested in, or have been affected by brain injury, if you are passionate about occupational therapy, brain injury and neurological rehabilitation you are very welcome… come on in and join us!

Time to talk Turkey

on Wednesday, 19 February 2020. Posted in Blog

Time to talk Turkey
In her second blog, Carrie reveals what happened when newly trained Turkey turned up for his first official job as a Canine Concern therapy dog at a nursing home for elderly and disabled people. 

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. 

Surviving Head Trauma: A Guide to Recovery - Book Review

on Thursday, 12 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Surviving Head Trauma: A Guide to Recovery - Book Review
Stories of survival in the wake of brain injury can be a source of inspiration and hope. Krysalis Neuro OT Kelly Bristow casts her eye over one such “miracle” tale – while we round up some others. 

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?  

How Neuro OT transformed me four years after a brain injury

on Thursday, 07 November 2019. Posted in Blog

How Neuro OT transformed me four years after a brain injury
International business woman, Anne Ricketts sustained a traumatic brain injury in a horse-riding accident in July 2000. Here, she reveals how Occupational Therapy helped her find her way back.

Neuro Occupational Therapy - reflecting on the complexities of the Christmas period

Written by Jo Throp on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Neuro Occupational Therapy - reflecting on the complexities of the Christmas period
It is a gift that keeps on giving! Krysalis Clinical Director, Jo Throp examines how Neuro OT keeps spirits lifted throughout the Christmas festivities. 

Ronny Part 1: Stoical self-reliance was stifling Ronny’s life six years after a motorbike accident left him brain injured.

on Tuesday, 05 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Ronny Part 1: Stoical self-reliance was stifling Ronny’s life six years after a motorbike accident left him brain injured.
He wasn’t one to accept help...but could our Neuro OT crack this case? 

Ronny Part 2: How OT helped to reform a principled family man after a motorbike crash

on Tuesday, 05 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Ronny Part 2: How OT helped to reform a principled family man after a motorbike crash
Something sets Ronny’s mother ‘turning in her grave’ in the second part of our story of how OT helped to reform a principled family man after a motorbike crash.

Ronny Part 3: Five ways that helped change brain injury survivor Ronny's life

on Thursday, 07 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Ronny Part 3: Five ways that helped change brain injury survivor Ronny's life
Here’s a real high five to OT! In the final part of our series on bike crash casualty, Ronny, our Neuro OT comes up with five ways to help him transform his life… 

Self-awareness after an acquired brain injury

on Thursday, 07 November 2019. Posted in Blog

Self-awareness after an acquired brain injury
Knowing me, knowing who? Losing self-awareness after an acquired brain injury is one of the biggest barriers to rehabilitation. What ‘small change, big impact’ can OTs make here?

Nutritional cognitive neuroscience - nutrition and rehabilitation

on Friday, 18 October 2019. Posted in Blog

Nutritional cognitive neuroscience - nutrition and rehabilitation
From hospital bed to rehabilitation: can our meals really help us heal after brain injury?
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