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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!

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury 

on Wednesday, 10 July 2019. Posted in Blog

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury 
It is the most commonly reported symptom in the wake of brain injury, but what can be done to combat fatigue when it strikes without warning and lasts for so long? 

Brain Anatomy – What are Chiari Malformations?

on Thursday, 04 July 2019. Posted in Blog

Brain Anatomy – What are Chiari Malformations?
Chiari malformations (named after their discoverer, Austrian pathologist Hans Chiari) are structural defects in the base of the skull and cerebellum; the part of the brain that controls balance.   

Humanising the approach to brain injury care.

on Friday, 07 June 2019. Posted in Blog

Humanising the approach to brain injury care.
Yes, Tea and Sympathy, but with a Big Slice of Empathy: we look at the humanising approach to brain injury care that is proving palatable all round…

Family Matters - Recognising the complex needs of families living with brain injury

Written by Jo Throp on Thursday, 09 May 2019. Posted in Blog

Family Matters - Recognising the complex needs of families living with brain injury
Having and belonging to a family is something we all share, the word itself will conjure up a vast array of emotions. The meaning of family, the ‘form and shape’ of our families and the experience of being part of our own family unit is unique to each of

The Road Not Taken – Family and Acquired Brain Injury

on Monday, 13 May 2019. Posted in Blog

The Road Not Taken – Family and Acquired Brain Injury
If we could only be like Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz when Acquired Brain Injury strikes our family; just three quick heel clicks, a fervent wish and, in an instant, we’d be back in our old life before it was swept away.

Backing up - Its more than data, its memories

Written by Matt Gibson on Sunday, 31 March 2019. Posted in Blog

Backing up - Its more than data, its memories
Our brains ability to recall memories from the past is called episodic memory. Visual prompts in the form of photographs help with recalling the finer details

Neuroplasticity

Written by Claire Shipton on Monday, 17 September 2018. Posted in Blog

Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity: How our amazing brains can change and rewire themselves! Even after horrific injuries all is not lost, from a coma to a genius iq...

Executive Skills and Brain Injury - Dealing with the Unexpected

Written by Jo Throp on Monday, 25 March 2019. Posted in Blog

Executive Skills and Brain Injury - Dealing with the Unexpected
Dealing with unexpected events forms part and parcel of our daily routine. Our lives are full of unexpected surprises, some of these surprises are welcome and bring unexpected joy, others are not so welcome...

Neuro OT review – Recolo Conference

Written by Jo Throp on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. Posted in Blog

Neuro OT review – Recolo Conference
Growing a New You - Brain injury triggers progressive neurological degeneration. Axons die over many years, 20 years to be accurate, and we don’t know why...

Hidden Disability, Hidden Ability

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

Hidden Disability, Hidden Ability
Have you stopped to think about what you have done today? Many of us will take for granted the efforts our body and brain go through to make sure we achieve the tasks we set out to do.

Tech Matters

Written by Matt Gibson on Wednesday, 08 August 2018. Posted in Blog

Tech Matters
The World is waking up, technology is opening up doors that were once firmly closed. For those with a disability like a brain injury, technology can help facilitate rehab and independent living but passion and human spirit must walk hand in hand with it.

The Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury

Written by Jo Throp on Monday, 14 January 2019. Posted in Blog

The Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury

Unpicking the impossible - Neuro OT and complex behaviour following brain injury

Written by Jo Throp on Monday, 10 December 2018. Posted in Blog

Unpicking the impossible - Neuro OT and complex behaviour following brain injury
Krysalis is a specialist independent provider of neurological occupational therapy. In October, the team were thrilled to win the Case Management Society of the United Kingdom (CMSUK) 2018 Therapeutic Provider of the year award.

More Tech Matters

Written by Matt Gibson on Monday, 22 October 2018. Posted in Blog

More Tech Matters
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