Towards a rehabilitation continuum

3 mayo, 2016 Thierry Keller


Neurorehabilitation includes multiple therapies to improve mobility and strength, motor skills, cognitive functions of memory, attention, and processing and execution of functions, communication, and more. Important therapies are physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy, and speech and language therapy.

600 Million people worldwide require neurorehabilitation, only 1/3 receive it in some form. After a traumatic incidence or accident causing brain or severe spinal cord injury a multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists provides rehabilitation in the acute phase and continues in sub-acute stages (first 6 months after injury). However this only applies to areas in developed countries where specialized rehabilitation hospitals and reference centers exist. Continuar leyendo