Education and Training

Sharing our wisdom to make a positive difference

We share knowledge to create environments in which individuals can thrive.

Working with individuals, families and support staff

We work hard to ensure that all individuals develop a greater understanding of the impact and consequences of complex and life changing injuries and conditions.

Having knowledge of why an activity or situation is difficult, helps to enhance understanding and fosters empowerment. Introducing suitable treatment approaches, practical strategies and realistic solutions helps to either overcome the barriers or to create the ‘scaffolding’ needed to assist individuals and families feel in control of a situation and move forward.

We are comfortable working with a diverse range of people, including family members, carers, support workers and rehabilitation assistants.  We see our role as ensuring everyone understands where the challenges and opportunities lay.  We aim to make sure everyone is clear about their responsibilities, encouraging others to look at the problems with ‘different glasses’ so solutions can be seen.

We share knowledge to create environments in which individuals can thrive.

Human occupation is defined as the doing of work, play or activities of daily living within temporal, physical and sociocultural context that characterises much of human life

Gary Kielhofner

Sharing knowledge with the professional community

We recognise the value of sharing our wisdom to make a positive difference, not only to our clients but to the brain injury community as a whole.

Krysalis can host and are happy to assist with study days and training events relevant to brain injury and neurological rehabilitation.  We attend and present at conferences relevant to occupational therapy and neurological rehabilitation.

Our focus is to empower our team by encouraging freedom of thought and sharing of skills. We promote the use of initiative and challenge the ‘norm’ by bringing fresh thinking to neurological occupational therapy; an approach that is grounded in the most up-to-date evidence-based practice.

A unique journey

Penny’s husband George sustained a brain injury after a fall in his bathroom.

She talks openly about George before the accident, the impact of his injuries and the challenges they have faced together.

Meet Penny

What others say about us

  • 85% of attendees rated our presentation as excellent / good for content and 89% rated our presentation as excellent / good in presentation style. Feedback from Brain Injury Group event
  • As a Trustee of Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire, Jo has been supporting the development of our weekly Headsmart Group which offers social and cognitive rehabilitation to adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury. With Jo's input, the group has gone from strength to strength and the feedback from group members is very positive. Jo is also supporting the charity to ensure that the group is sustainable and replicable; this input is invaluable Sarah Allen, Service Manager, Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire
  • Extremely well-presented Jo Throp – subject matter interesting, provided clarity Feedback from Brain Injury Group event
  • Great talk, developing the team’s knowledge on the value of Occupational Therapy and the role of the neuro-OTSolicitor, Irwin Mitchell


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