‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the partnership between patients, families and doctors’

Speaking on the 3rd day of the 10th World Congress for Neurohabilitation, Dr Barbara Wilson, a clinical psychologist from the United Kingdom, mentioned that greatest need is to persuade health care purchasers that rehabilitation makes clinical and economic sense. She discussed about cognitive neurology and neuropsychology at length. In her talk, she focused on a broad and differentiated theoretical approach, what is neuropsychological rehabilitation and what type of trials are to be used for drawing conclusions

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the partnership between patients, families and doctors’While speaking about neuropsychological rehabilitation, Dr Barbara Wilson said, “Recent studies in brain computer interaction, computational modeling, fatigue, awareness, virtual reality, pharmacological studies are the new things in this arena. Also one should know new models, new assessment, and new ways of evaluating effectiveness of rehabilitation.” She also expressed her hope that rehabilitation experts will […]

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation has proven to be effective in patients with TBI’

Dr Douglas Katz, Professor, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Brain injury Program at Braintree in Boston, USA highlighted the problem of diagnosing concussion and post-concussion syndrome: Implications for rehabilitation

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation has proven to be effective in patients with TBI’“Concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be a challenging diagnosis. Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is largely a misnomer, especially for more prolonged, late phase disorders. Proper differential diagnosis and evidence base is necessary for effective, directed rehabilitative treatment,” he said. He added, “Pathophysiologic markers may be abnormal after resolution clinical symptoms or normal in […]

‘Telerehabilitation can provide essential services to stroke, Parkinson’s patients’

At WCNR 2018, Dr Anne Hill, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Telerehabilitation Research Unit at the University of Queensland, Australia, conducted a session on experience in speech and language telerehabilitation. According to her, there is a growing body of evidence for the use of telerehabilitation in speech pathology especially in people affected with Parkinson's and stroke. So, it’s about taking that evidence and putting it into services

‘Telerehabilitation can provide essential services to stroke, Parkinson’s patients’Dr Anne Hill explained, “Telerehabilitation is the delivery of services over distance using some form of technology. It enables us to provide access to services. This is especially important to people in rural areas or people in urban areas, who have difficult accessing services.” Dr Hill, whose speciality area is speech pathology said, “People who […]

‘Spasticity can be managed best with a patient centric approach’

At the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting its 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Lalith Satkunam highlighted about spasticity. He stated that this affects the patient’s quality of life. He said if people are not able to do their daily activities because their muscles are impaired, it will impact society as a whole since it hampers a person’s productivity and this affects the workforce in the long run

‘Spasticity can be managed best with a patient centric approach’He mentioned that recognising a patient centric approach is now becoming the focus of giving treatment to patients in South Asian countries, including India. Dr Lalith Satkunam is a Professor, in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Alberta, Canada and was present to give a talk at the conference here in […]

Doctors discuss and decode autism at WCNR 2018

A panel discussion on autism was held at the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation 2018 conference, several doctors put forth their views on autism and its causes and treatment options. Each doctor helped add meaning to the discussion with their experience in dealing with the disorder

Doctors discuss and decode autism at WCNR 2018Day one of the 10th World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation held at Renaissance Conventional Centre, Powai had an elaborate session on autism and other related disorders. Dr Vrajesh Udani, a well-known neurologist at PD Hinduja began the session by speaking about the neurobiology of autism. “Autism is a disorder of complex information processing involving several […]

‘Genetic biomarkers to help streamline treatment in the future’

At the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting its 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Prof Nam-Jong Paik, a Neuro Rehabilitation expert from South Korea said that evaluating genetic factors while giving correct treatment is crucial. He said that treatments in the future for neurological disorders will be given after taking genetic factors into consideration. He mentioned that genetic biomarkers are still in the conceptual stage but will develop in the future

‘Genetic biomarkers to help streamline treatment in the future’  While some treatments work for some patients the same treatment do not work for others. This area is being studied under the branch called ‘genetic biomarkers’. “Some factors like race, colour, environment and eating habits do affect the treatment results. The experts who are studying how these factors affect treatment are studying genetic make-up […]