Equipment and Environmental Modifications

The world is a big place but, for some, it can feel very small.

Access to the wider community for people with neurological disability can be limited by environmental and social barriers.

New technology

SMART technology can be used as a solution to overcome some of the challenges of living with a disability or can promote independence with activities of daily living.

We offer recommendations regarding the purchase of SMART technology and can assist with the set-up of handheld devices, mainstream technology or laptops that can be used as daily living aids. All equipment must be accessible and, ultimately, useful or have the ability to help overcome a problem or be an aid to independence. 

Much of the mainstream technology within the marketplace can be used to assist with memory and organisation skills, control the environment, provide options and offer choices and open up a wider social network.

All equipment recommendations are made following a review of the unique needs of the individual, their home or work environment and their ultimate goal in using the technology. We can advise on what SMART technology is appropriate, help individuals learn how to use the new technology and practically apply it into their day-to-day routine.  In some cases, the use of SMART technology and specialist apps may help to reduce long-term care needs. SMART technology should, ultimately, help to open up a wider view.

Assistive products play an important role in improving functioning and increasing independence and participation

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Wheelchairs and specialist seating

For long-term wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility who use a wheelchair occasionally, supportive seating and the ability to be mobile is essential to independent living. For those who rely on a carer for their mobility, it is essential that a solution is found that takes into account the needs of the carer, the family routine and portability of a wheelchair.

Our wheelchair assessment will look at each individual’s unique requirements.  Working together with equipment suppliers, we will advise on what wheelchair best suits their needs in order to open up a world of opportunities and experiences.  When required, we offer training on how to use the wheelchair, powered wheelchairs and scooters so that individuals and their carers (if applicable) feel confident when out and about. 

We can advise on specialist seating to ensure that postural seating and pressure care needs are met. Seating systems include those for wheelchair users, such a moulded or specialist pressure seating systems or ergonomic office chairs to promote independence at work, college or school.  When required, we work with specialist moulded seating systems manufacturers and equipment representatives.

Small aids and minor adaptations

We can provide recommendations for daily living aids and minor adaptations that are designed to promote independence at home or within the school or work environment. Small aids can include, for example, aids to promote independence with personal care, domestic activities or independence with handwriting. Minor adaptations can include working with architects to advise on property modifications and installation of ramps and rails.

Rehabilitation professionals can ensure that the assistive products that people receive are suitable for them and their environment and are adapted as the needs of the users evolve

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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

  • I am always so impressed by the therapist’s commitment to and ongoing understanding of Claire and her situation. I am sure the rest of the family will share my thoughts so please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the therapy team when you next see them. Sister of brain injury survivor
  • I just wanted to drop you a line to say, whenever I call the office, Claire, in particular, is always very charming and efficient. She is a good representative of your company and has a nice phone manner and a good approach to customer service. So, thank you Claire. Mother of brain injury survivor
  • The following will never be enough to illustrate Paul’s journey but we are eternally grateful to the NHS, IM, ILS, Krysalis and the whole infrastructure that has been created for Paul. Yes, Paul is focused, determined and driven but the whole team have created a rehabilitation environment that has changed our life and Pauls future, they have made the thought of life and rehabilitation, turn from the impossible to the possible. Brother of brain injured survivor
  • The thought of having the family undertake this journey alone seems impossible and we will be always grateful. We all recognise that James is still on the rehabilitation journey, but there is no stopping him. He has just walked to Mum’s & Dad’s on his own (phone first to say he’s on his way)... what a way to celebrate the 2-year journey.Brother of brain injured survivor
  • I highly recommend Krysalis Consultancy OT services. Anna has been our life line since she came on board to help my husband following his brain injury. He has improved greatly thanks to Anna’s input in assisting him to become independent, teaching him step by step the simple things which we all take for granted. Anna is there for us 100%, teaching us both strategies to enable us to achieve better results.Wife of brain injured survivor
  • Just a short note to thank you very much for your hard work and persistence over the last few months, your guidance has undoubtedly helped and taken the pressure off me (I have benefited from the sessions greatly). I am really encouraged by the last few weeks and optimistic that if Peter keeps working at it he will continue to make good progress.Brother of brain injured survivor


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