‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’

Dr Alarcos Cieza, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva explained about the wide global strategy on Rehabilitation, speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra. She said the conference was amazing and well organised. And thanked Dr Nirmal Surya for his wonderful efforts

‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’Progressive neurological disorders such as dementias, Parkinson’s and tumours and isolated neurological events such as traumatic brain injuries and strokes can benefit enormously from neurorehabilitation. Once the acute stage of treatment for a brain injury is completed, neuro rehabilitation steps in to help the patient recover, maximise their functional and cognitive abilities and to help […]

WCNR 2018: 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabliation a grand success

WCNR 2018 which held from February 07 to 10 at the Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai, concluded on a successful note.  Delegates and participants learned and were educated regarding the same and took home the message of the importance of NeuroRehabilitation. Also, the foreign delegates and the participations thanked and appreciated Dr Nirmal Surya's efforts and termed it as magnanimous one

WCNR 2018: 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabliation a grand successDr Nirmal Surya, president of WCNR, Abhishek Srivastava, joint-secretary WCNR, Raj Purohit, BJP MLA, Maharaja Gaj Singh, Dr Leonard Li and other dignitaries inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the lamp. Raj Purohit released the souvenir. On this occasion, the abstract guide was also released. Maharaja Gaj Singh, Head of Head Injury Foundation, who is the […]

WCNR 2018: ‘An holistic approach is important in treating epilepsy’

At the Public Forum on epilepsy conducted on the last day of WCNR 2018, Dr Pravina Shah, Ex HOD, department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and President of Samman Association said, an holistic approach towards the care of the epilepsy patients and their family is important

WCNR 2018: ‘An holistic approach is important in treating epilepsy’Epilepsy is a neurological disorder. Primary symptoms commonly include seizures. Seizures have a range of severity depending on the individual. Dr Pravina Shah, Ex HOD, department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and President of Samman Association said, “The public forum on epilepsy was an amazing session. Listening from the heart of the patients is wonderful […]

‘Government is not investing much when it comes to NeuroRehabilitation’

Dr Leonard S W Li, President of World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR), said the government should invest more to ensure that rehabilitation services are made available to all. He stated that the WFNR is training people across the globe with special focus on areas where rehabilitation care services are not penetrated

‘Government is not investing much when it comes to NeuroRehabilitation’“The WFNR is an academic multi-disciplinary institute which aims to spread academic knowledge in the field of NeuroRehabilitation. There are many neuro related disabilities, like Parkinson, dementia, stroke etc. We need a multi-disciplinary approach for treating them. In our association we have neurologists, physicians, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and therefore we work with this approach,”  Dr […]

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is in the beginning phase’

At 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai, an interesting session on molecular mechanisms of recovery was conducted. The session was chaired by Dr Mickey Selzer, Padma Shri awardee Dr Ashok Panagariya and Dr Madakasira Vasantha Padma. The session witnessed a large number of keen audiences who were eager to learn and educate themselves about the molecular mechanisms of recovery.

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is in the beginning phase’Advances in basic neurosciences and in clinical practice are changing the lives of many patients and helping them to reintegrate into society. The multidisciplinary approach to neurorehabilitation, which includes neurologists, physicians, physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, speech therapists, rehabilitation engineers, basic neuroscientists and many other professionals will be well reflected in the programme and […]

WCNR 2018: ‘Neurosciences and clinical practice is changing lives of patients’

The WFNR has a longstanding tradition of conducting scientific meetings of the highest quality with internationally renowned experts from the fields of both basic and clinical neuroscoiences and NeuroRehabilitation. At WCNR 2018, Dr Matilde Leonardi, Head Neurology, Public Health, Disability Unit, Director Italian WHO collaborating Centre Research Branch said, such conferences are very important for globalising the knowledge. People come here to hear, learn, known and listen

WCNR 2018: ‘Neurosciences and clinical practice is changing lives of patients’Advances in basic neurosciences and clinical practice are changing the lives of many patients and helping them to reintegrate into society. At WCNR 2018, the interdisciplinary symposia represented the T.E.A.M spirit of ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ to bring out the best practices in NeuroRehabilitation. Dr Matilde Leonardi, Head Neurology, Public Health, Disability Unit, Director Italian […]

‘Cognitive devices and other new technologies are very progressive’

At WCNR 2018, Professor Jurg Kesselring, Member of committee of Red Cross  said, The important thing to know about neurorehabilitation is that you can attain neuroplasticity of brain only if you are active, whether it is physically activity or psychologically 

‘Cognitive devices and other new technologies are very progressive’Professor Jurg Kesselring, Member of committee of Red Cross said, when we talk about neurorehabilitation, we are focusing on neuroplasticity of the brain. “We need to understand that neuroplasticity keeps happening in the brain, until death,” said Kesselring. He added, “These changes of the brain can be improved by acute therapy and that is what […]

WCNR 2018: Spinal cord injury survivors share their inspiring stories

Adil Ansari (36) has 90 per cent paralysis for last 15 years but that hasn't stopped him from holding two Limca Book record for bike riding and car driving. However, it took him four years to get a fitness certificate for the license. Adil and many like him, were part of second day two of the 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation to discuss spinal cord injuries at length in its public forum

WCNR 2018: Spinal cord injury survivors share their inspiring storiesThe session was spearheaded by Nina Foundation and its members focused on various issues related to spinal cord injuries and dealing with them. Dr Ketna Mehta, founder of Nina Foundation pointed out how a city like Mumbai lacks a world class spinal cord injury rehabilitation centre, which is need of the hour. “The World Health […]

‘Medium and low income countries share at least 80% burden of neurorehabilitation’

Dr Mayowa Owolabi, professor and director, centre for genomic and precision medicine, Blossom Centre for neurorehabilitation, informed about the Blossom Centre for Neurorehabilitation – A model centre in a developing country at the WCNR 2018

‘Medium and low income countries share at least 80% burden of neurorehabilitation’Day two of the WCNR 2018 had many interesting and informative sessions in store. At one such exciting session, Dr Mayowa Owolabi, professor and director, centre for genomic and precision medicine, Blossom Centre for Neurorehabilitation said, that prompt diagnosis is the key. Dr Owolabi explained, “As a nation, we all want to make rehabilitation effective […]

‘Every medical college should have a physiotherapy department’

At World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting its 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Ali Irani, a consultant Physiotherapist at Nanavati Hospital, said the government should ensure that every medical college should have physiotherapy department attached to it. He stressed that it is essential to increase trained manpower who can offer rehabilitation and physiotherapy services

‘Every medical college should have a physiotherapy department’“India currently has around more than 200 physiotherapy colleges. But government should ensure that all the medical colleges in the country should have attached rehabilitation centre and physiotherapy department. All tertiary care centres in the country have special physiotherapy department. But in order to create more manpower we need to have more such training centres,” […]