Introducing Neurological Rehabilitation - short films from our experts

Expert therapists and clinicians from Christchurch Group have come together to explain more about neurological rehabilitation in a series of short films. The films are your opportunity to find out more about what therapies make up neurological rehabilitation and the kinds of treatment individuals with brain and spinal injury and neurological conditions may benefit from.

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An introduction to Neurorehabilitation by Professor Mike Barnes

Professor Mike Barnes, Clinical Director of Christchurch Group introduces neurological rehabilitation and how it aids recovery following a neurological condition or brain injury, Find out what neurorehabilitation it is, how it works and how rehabilitation can help restore function to individuals following a brain or spinal injury, stroke or neurological condition.

Visual problems following a brain injury

Christchurch Group Physiotherapist, Sarah Cameron, explains how  individuals with neurological difficulties following acquired and traumatic brain injury, progressive neurological conditions and stroke can suffer from vision problems. These visual problems can include ocular motor control, muscular control, visual field loss and abnormalities, visual perception loss, hemianopia, and homonymous hemianopsia.

Communication difficulties following a brain injury

Speech and Language Therapist Alison Nickson introduces common communication impairments individuals may experience following a brain injury or neurological condition.

Managing seating and posture

Christchurch Group lead therapist Su Crossland explains how individuals with spasticity as a result of a brain or spinal injury, stroke or neurological condition can be helped by seating and posture management.

Managing spasticity and muscle contractions

Professor Mike Barnes discusses the management of spasticity following a brain or spinal injury or neurological condition.

Coping with fatigue following a brain injury

Occupational Therapist Kiera Stevenson introduces coping strategies for those living with fatigue following a brain injury. Managing fatigue is an important part of recovery and rehabilitation and fatigue is different to feelings of tiredness.

The importance of assessing disability for successful neurological rehabilitation

Group Therapy Lead, Gaynor Green, explains about the importance of assessments in disability. Assessments help clincians, therapist and the individual to understand their disability and create goals to work towards in order to decrease their impairments.

Splinting to manage spasticity and muscle contractions

Christchurch Group Lead Physiotherapist, Kiran Mattoru, explains how splinting can be used to increase functionality of individuals suffering from muscle contractions as a result of a brain injury or neurological condition.

The importance of good team working in neurological rehabilitation

Christchurch Group Registered Manager, Jo Wilkins, explains about the importance of team working for good outcomes in neurological rehabilitation.

Spinal injury and neurological rehabilitation

Professor Mike Barnes, Group Clinical Director of Christchurch Group discusses spinal injuries, recovery and rehabilitation.

Gregory's journey towards independence

Following a serious brain injury, Gregory suffered severe physical and behavioural impairments. He was resident at Christchurch Group for one year as part of his journey towards independence. Here is his story.

Sex and sexuality following a brain injury

Occupational Therapist Dawn Arthur discusses the challenges in terms of sex and sexuality that can face individuals following a brain injury.

Goals and outcomes of neurological rehabilitation

Professor Mike Barnes introduces the importance of goal setting for good outcomes in neurological rehabilitation.

Using a tracheostomy following a spinal injury

Mr Firas Jamil, Spinal Injury Consultant at Christchurch Group explains the workings of a tracheostomy following a spinal injury. At Woodlands in York, patients with tracheostomy are rehabilitated in a home from home environment.

Environmental control systems

Professor Mike Barnes, Clinical Director, presents on controlling input devices through equipment that helps people with physical disabilities to be more independent.

Swallowing difficulties following a brain injury

Sari Teasdale, Speech and Language Therapist, explains the process, difficulties, diagnosis and management of swallowing after brain injury.

Respiration following a brain injury

Mr Firas Jamil, Spinal Injuries Consultant, introduces the process of respiration, complications after a spinal injury and the purpose of tracheostomy.