Christchurch Group experts premier neurological rehabilitation short films

Expert clinicians and therapy staff from Christchurch Group star in a series of educational films created to help patients, families, staff, NHS and social care colleagues understand more about neurological rehabilitation for brain and spinal injury, stroke and neurological conditions. The first six films are now available for everyone to watch online.

Understanding how brain injuries and neurological conditions can affect patients and the impact neurorehabilitation can have is crucial for both families and professionals. The films will help people understand the kinds of issues patients’ experience – such as communication difficulties, visual problems and physical disabilities, and how expert interventions from the therapy team can help.

Innovation of Professor Mike Barnes, Consultant Neurologist and Christchurch Group Clinical Director, Mike also features in several of the films. He said, “Individuals can achieve incredible gains as a result of neurological rehabilitation carried out by an expert team and indeed, patients with severe impairments can often make such significant improvements they are able to return home and live independently.”

The first six films cover general concepts of neurorehabilitation, which provides a broad introduction, communication Impairments and visual problems following a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition, the impact of spasticity and how to manage this as well as an introduction to Huntington’s disease.

The films cover the following topics, the first six of which are already available to watch and share at and on YouTube. Six more films will be released each month until May 2016.

Please let us know what you think of the films and how you’re using them – leave a YouTube comment or send us an email.


Communication Impairments
Visual problems
Concepts of rehabilitation
Spasticity – seating and posture
Spasticity management
Huntington’s disease 
• Assessment of disability
• Behavioural disorders
• Brain Injury
• Breathing and Tracheostomies
• Cognitive function
• Eating & swallowing (PEG)
• Emotional Disorders
• Environmental Control Systems
• Epidemiology
• Epilepsy
• Fatigue
• Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act
• Mood disorders
• Motor neurone disease
• Outcome measures and setting goals
• Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness
• Practical management of Behavioural Issues
• Sex and sexuality
• Spinal Injury
• Splinting
• Stroke
• Team Working
• Ventilator management

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