Friday, 3 January 2020

Technological Advances in Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation is a formal method for the therapeutic treatment of patients with stroke or spinal cord injury, which develop severe sequelae that affect their motor and sensory abilities. Although the Central Nervous System has flexibility mechanisms for natural recovery, a high percentage of patients should receive specific therapies to regain motor function, such as Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy or Upright physical Therapy.

The neurorehabilitation has undergone severe changes due to the incorporation of computer and robotic electronic devices, designed to produce positive changes in cortical excitability of the cerebral hemisphere injured and so to improve neuroplasticity. 

Commonly treated conditions:
·         Stroke recovery
·         Spinal Cord Injury
·         Cerebral palsy
·         Parkinson's disease
·         Multiple sclerosis
·         Brain injury
·         Post-polio syndrome
·         Guillain–Barré syndrome

Equipment’s used for Neurological Rehabilitation:
·         Electrotherapy Devices
·         Apparatus for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
·         Neuroprosthesis and Brain-Computer Interfaces
·         The Robotic Lower Limb Orthoses
·         Robot for Upper Limb Training
·         Systems for Functional Electrical Stimulation 

Benefits of Neurorehabilitation:
·         Focus on Improving the Overall Quality of Life
·         Individualized, Patient-Centered Care
·         Better Health Outcomes
·         Incorporation of Many Disciplines
·         Potential Savings

The purpose of Neurorehabilitation technologies is to take advantage of the useful neuromuscular structures preserved, and they compensate or re-learn the functions that previously made the damaged areas. 

For more details check out the website:

Contact: Christina Joseph

Can Rehabilitation get your life back on track after treatment for a mental illness?

The treatment of mental health disorders usually comprises two aspects: the actual treatment itself, and rehabilitation. Treatment emphases on reducing the symptoms of an illness that are present in the patient. In the case of a person with fever, the goal of treatment is to bring down the body temperature.

Types of treatment:

·         Medication
·         Therapy
·         Counselling
·         Hospitalization
·         Brain Stimulation Treatments
·         Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Psychiatric rehabilitation is a part of the treatment that emphases on helping the person get back to an ideal level of functioning and to reach their life goals which are brought by providing medical, psychological and social input. There is no limit between treatment and rehabilitation.

Why is rehabilitation necessary?
People suffering from severe and chronic psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may be mentally disabled by their condition and require rehabilitation to pick up basic skills. In the case of disorders such as mental retardation, a process of habilitation is followed to help patients learn skills necessary for daily functioning.

Psychiatric rehabilitation services may include:
·         Community Residential Services
·         Workplace Accommodations
·         Supported Employment or Education
·         Social Firms
·         Assertive Community Treatment Teams Assisting with Social Service Agencies
·         Medication Management
·         Programs
·         Employment
·         Family Issues
·         Coping Skills
·         Activities of Daily Living and Socializing

Psychiatric rehabilitation focuses to help individuals with persistent and serious mental illness to develop the emotional, social and intellectual skills needed to live, learn and work in the community with the least amount of professional support

For more details check out the website:
Contact: Christina Joseph

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a vast global problem accounting for the leading reason of death worldwide. Acute myocardial Infraction (AMI) is the most public cause of death from CHD. Identifying this problem and the need to rehabilitate patients’ physiatrists recommend the provision of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services. CR is a multi-component involvement generally including of structured exercise training, psychological support and education to promote positive lifestyle changes. Enhancements in risk factors, mortality, morbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) have all been linked with CR attendance.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:
Heart Health
Ø  Improves:
·         Cholesterol and blood pressure measures
·         Ability to participate in exercise
·         Likelihood of quitting smoking                                                 
·         Heart function, for those with heart failure  
Ø  Reduces:
·         Progression of heart disease
·         Hospital readmission's
·         Emergency room visits
·         Angina pain
·         Need for cardiac medications
·         Risk for further disability

General Health and Well-Being
·         Quality of life
·         Overall Health
·         Adoption of healthy behaviors
·         Strength and vitality
·         Ability to return to work and social activities
·         Psychological well being
·         Ability to deal with stress, anxiety and depression

Cardiac Rehabilitation reduces the risk of all cause of mortality and cardiac mortality. 

For more details check out the website:
Contact: Christina Joseph

Cancer is the medical condition where abnormal growth of cells take place .There are more than 100 types of cancers in the world like Breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer,  colon, prostrate, lymphoma etc.
According to the recent finding cancer is going to be the most common medical condition worldwide due to life style changes and fast paced world and usage of plastic and hereditary family conditions. Ages ago cancer used to be only in developing countries now it has attacked onto under developed countries  
Signs and symptoms
·         Unusual bleeding
·         Sore that doesn’t heel
·         Painful lumps and nodes on the body
·         Chronic headache
·         Change in bowel habits
Types of treatments
·         Chemotherapy-usage of drugs to kill cancer cells
·         Bone marrow transplant
·         Hormone therapy
·         Immunotherapy
Rehabilitation is the At most priority after surviving the medical ailments  like cancer  for physical and mental well-being of the patient   it includes lot of performances, goals, plans for successful  quick recovery
Benefits of cancer rehabilitation
·         Helps to stay active and return to work life balance
·         Helps to keep independent for daily chores
·         Reduce the side effects treatment
·         Quality of life improved
Physical problems addressed
·         Excess pain
·         Swelling
·         Trauma
·         Fear of balance
·         Loss of strength
·         Eating foods and drinking fluids
·         Tiredness
Movability problems
·         Walking
·         Sleeping
·         Sitting
·         Taking stairs
Mental well being
·         Anxiety
·         Depression
·         Fear
·         Sleeplessness
Rehabilitation procedure
It should consist of well expertise team of physiotherapist, Physiatrist, social worker, occupational therapist; oncologists where step by step procedures are followed based on the patient physical and mental condition slow and steady progress of the patient is expected regular health check-ups, good nutritional food habits, bowel movements are recorded. Using medicines for excess pain management .For mental recovery this can be done under family and relatives   to help patient get mental strength also use local support group’s cancer survivors sessions.
Steps to be followed after full recovery for physical well being
·         Set clear goals
·         Feel free to ask doctor
·         Start slow with walking
·         Keep your routine flexible

For more details check out the website:

Contact: Christina Joseph

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Who & Why of Rehabilitation Medicine 2020

Yesterday I was talking to someone & he asked, many companies are organizing a lot of conferences on different topics. But we as an audience get confused where to go, which conference to attend and why to attend?

Well, then I thought, why not clear this confusion for the audience of Rehabilitation Medicine 2020.
The first question that comes in our mind is:

Why to attend?

10th World Congress on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is among the World's leading Scientific Conference. The two-day event on Rehabilitation practices will host 60+ Scientific and technical sessions and sub-sessions on innovative researches in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation across the globe. Rehabilitation Medicine 2020 will constitute of 21 major sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that states current issues in the various field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The attendees can find exclusive sessions and panel discussions on latest innovations in Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation treatments by:
  • Lectures from renowned speakers
  • Keynote forums by Prominent Professors, Doctors
  • Open Innovation Challenges
  • Poster presentations by Young Researchers
  • Global Networking sessions with 50+ Countries
  • Novel techniques to benefit your research
  • Best platform for Global business and Networking opportunities
  • Meet the editors of referred journals, Society and Association members across the Globe
  • Excellent platform to showcase the latest products and formulations in Rehabilitation field

Who Should Attend?

I hope I gave the answer of your questions “Who Can Attend a Conference” and “Why to Attend”. If you have any other doubt, feel free to ping us.

For more details check out the website:

Contact: Christina Joseph