‘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 […]

‘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,” […]

‘Neuro rehabilitation is about comprehensive management’

The first day of the 10th Congress by World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR) had at least 18 sessions, each of which saw jubilant participants. One such session chaired by Dr Navita Purohit saw volunteers who received hands on practice related to ultrasound techniques

‘Neuro rehabilitation is about comprehensive management’In an engaging session on ultrasound guided pain intervention in Neuro Rehabilitation, Dr Navita Purohit from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) spoke about basics of ultrasound at the 10th Congress of the World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR). Each session at the conference was filled with enthusiasm among the guests and the audience. Here, she […]

‘Patients should get the care they need’

The 10th Congress of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) kicked off with a bang. In an interesting session on technological applications for Aphasia Rehabilitation, Swathi Kiran, Professor, Boston University, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences said, as time passes, there will be more tools for patients to tackle it at home

‘Patients should get the care they need’Aphasia is a medical condition caused by damage in the brain. It is characterised by a person’s inability to speak, understand, read and write among others. At WCNR 2018, Swathi Kiran, Professor, Boston University, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences highlighted, “Patients with aphasia have a hard time getting the therapy they need because of various […]