WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation has evolved over the last 20 years’

NeuroRehabilitation is an important subject. Through WCNR 2018, people should be encouraged to learn good quality NeuroRehabilitation. Not just in India but across the world

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation has evolved over the last 20 years’

At WCNR 2018, Professor Michael Barnes, Founder President of WFNR conducted a workshop on Medicinal Cannabis. “Cannabis is unusual. It seems to be quite popular. People range it in new medical advances and might do for people with neurological conditions and spasticity.”

Professor Barnes emphasised on the need for neurorehabilitation.  “NeuroRehabilitation is an important subject. Most people with disabilities, mainly younger people have a neurological disability from stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s. So, it is important to make available the right quality of services for those people. And eventually improve the standard of neurorehabilitation across the globe.”

Professor Michael Barnes
Professor Michael Barnes

He added, “People with neuro disability should have an access to the neurorehabilitation centres where there are expertise and advice on their lifestyle is given to minimise their disability. To enable the patients to function properly and enjoy a good quality of life.”

As per Professor Barnes, the patients should have an access to good quality of services. He also suggested some preventive measures, “To prevent brain injuries and ensure safety, while driving wear helmets. Abide to the traffic regulations and wear seat belts.”

According to Professor Barnes, to prevent stroke, monitor the blood pressure on time. Following the appropriate guide reduces the work of the neurorehabilitation.”

When asked about the Indian scenario, He said, “I came here about 25 years ago; there was not much in NeuroRehabilitation not only in India, but across the world. So, it’s lovely to see such a huge progress. Now, with so much enthusiasm and so many people, NeuroRehabilitation has evolved and the quality of services is good. It is great to see the development which has taken place over the last 20 years.”