Category: Rehabilitation

Improving rehabilitation practice: Do we just need more training?

The world’s population older than 60 is set to double in the next 30 years. Many of these people will be living with chronic diseases that require support. The World Bank estimates 15% of the world’s population live with disability, and a fifth of those with severe disability, with the number requiring assistive and rehabilitation assistance…


The burden of spinal pain and disability

Scott Buxton, a physiotherapist from our partner Physiopedia, talks to us about the burden of spinal pain and disability around the world on World Spine Day.  Saturday the 16th of October marks annual World Spine Day. This year’s theme is back2back.The theme focuses on the need to readjust the way we think about back pain….


Rehabilitation and mental health

Injury, disability, and chronic illness impact the lives of millions every year. So too does depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide.   For some, undergoing rehabilitation can be extremely difficult. It can be life changing. It can also be an isolating, traumatizing, sad and stressful time for many.   This year World Mental Health Day…


#WorldCPDay, Cerebral Palsy, and the importance of appropriate therapeutic seating

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement and day that was launched in 2012 by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Australia and United Cerebral Palsy in the United States. Every year, on October 6th, the world comes together to spread awareness about cerebral palsy (CP), promote diversity and inclusion, and work toward an accessible…


ReLAB-HS розпочинає роботу в Україні!

14 вересня понад 70 зацікавлених осіб, які працюють у сфері реабілітації та асистивних технологій, медичній сфері, а також представники Уряду України взяли участь у он-лайн церемонії початку Проєкту ReLAB-HS („Навчання, дії та розбудова реабілітації в системі охорони здоров’я”) в Україні. Під час цієї події було окреслено план ReLAB-HS щодо розробки інноваційних економних рішень, які суттєво…


ReLAB-HS launches in Ukraine!

On September 14 2021, over 70 stakeholders from the worlds of rehabilitation, assistive technology, health systems and national government gathered for the online launch of ReLAB-HS in Ukraine. The event highlighted ReLAB-HS’ plan to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions that will dramatically improve the ability of the Ukrainian health system to provide vital rehabilitation, as well…


Agenda for our Ukraine launch announced!

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of ReLAB-HS in Ukraine which is taking place on Sep 14, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Click this link to go to the registration page. The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and resulting injuries have increased demand and highlighted the need for…


World Physical Therapy Day: Rehabilitation and long COVID

Ever since 1951, the 8 September has been World Physical Therapy Day, a day which signifies a time for unity and solidarity with the global physiotherapy community. Each year there is a new theme to focus the professions attention and this year the theme is Rehabilitation and long COVID, explains Scott Buxton. The impact of…


ReLAB-HS supports the Africa Clubfoot Training

COVID-19 has presented us all with the challenge of finding new ways to do all sorts of things we previously did in person. Hayley Stewart reports back from the Africa Clubfoot Training (ACT), who are using new online approaches to train health care workers in a variety of settings. Around 150, 000 to 200,000 children…


Launch of our Rehabilitation Resource Repository

Today we are excited to launch our ReLAB-HS Rehabilitation Resource Repository. Developed in collaboration with our partner Physiopedia, the aim of this new website is to improve the discoverability of and access to high quality resources, such as publications, manuals and toolkits, that have been created in support of the development and delivery of rehabilitation…