A study led by Heriot-Watt University has explored how individuals with spinal cord injuries perceive the space around them. The findings suggest additions are needed to the rehabilitation programmes adopted post-injury to allow the whole person to be treated, not just the physical body.
Chances are that if you’ve ever played sports, worked in a plant doing repetitive motion, done heavy lifting, been in an automobile or some type of accident, or just gotten older and developed arthritis, you’ll visit a physical therapist at some point in your life.
Most physical therapy groups now accept direct access patients for evaluation and treatment. That means that the therapist or group does not require a referral from anyone; the patient may schedule an appointment directly without going through a medical office first.
UniSA researchers have adopted a novel approach to help stroke victims recover greater use of their paralysed limbs, giving patients the chance to re-train their brains at home.