On Wednesday, a prestigious seminar was held at Northwick Park Hospital, London. The theme was the exciting area of robot-assisted rehabilitation after stroke and specifically the RATULS (Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke) trial. The guest speaker was Dr Hermano Igo Krebs, Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA.
The ReTrain study is investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have suffered a stroke. Published in the journal BMJ Open, the 'study protocol' for ReTrain outlines why the study was needed, and includes the methods to be used in the study, the resources required for the study and a timeline for completion.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers at Newcastle University have shown that, in monkeys, it is possible to restore hand and arm movement lost through brain damage.
Non-invasive brain stimulation may help re-learning of movement after stroke
Can a movement-sensing wristwatch prompt arm rehabilitation exercise at home?
Published in the medical journal Stroke, a new US study suggests that treatment of chronic stroke patients with injections of modified, adult stem cells into their brains is safe, and could lead to recovery of movement that was originally lost due to stroke.
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.
It’s common for stroke survivors to need help with their physical recovery after discharge. Could an ARNI-based rehabilitation approach benefit stroke survivors?
This Lectureship will investigate the link between the tasks used in vision rehabilitation and everyday visual activities.
Nurses are the largest group of health professionals working with stroke survivors. However, there is little evidence describing their specific role in stroke rehabilitation.