Independent providers raise standards in neurorehabilitation
Neurorehabilitation is a complex process of assessment, treatment and management which aims to maximise quality of life for those with neurodisabilities.
Robotics and virtual rehab: how far should we go?
Rehabilitation can be a long, slow recovery process that places a burden on the health system: we look at how tech is helping to bridge the gap.
“Invisibility is the enemy of rehabilitation”
While Britain offers good inpatient rehab, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is lobbying to improve what happens after patients are discharged.
The delicate balance of measuring outcomes to meet needs
Cognition, behaviour, type of injury, patient history and environment are some of the variables involved in assessing the psychological and societal benefits of neurorehabilitation.
From rehab to Rio
After a car crash left her in a wheelchair, young Issy Bailey used her sporting abilities within rehab to become a Paralympic target shooter who’s now competing worldwide.
Reintegrating patients effectively into the community
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) planning is an important part of treatment for complex patients to reintegrate into the community successfully.
“See the person not the condition”
Each individual’s unique personality and the varied nature of neurological injuries makes rehabilitation a highly complex business for patients, relatives and clinicians.
The hidden costs of brain injury
Over a million people in the UK are living with a brain injury-related disability, at an estimated cost to the economy of some £15 billion, but money is not the only factor in rehabilitation.
New age of rehabilitation: combining technology and the human element
Though long-term rehabilitation services in the UK are still limited, their value is acknowledged, with neuroplasticity treatment an exciting new area.
Inflammation of the spinal cord: the need for collaborative rehabilitation
A one-off inflammatory event in the spinal cord can be life changing. Rehabilitation for these patients requires a multidisciplinary approach to maximise their quality of life.