The Oxford branch has been very active so far in 2017, with interesting talks across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire being well attended by our wide membership:
• Professor Derick Wade, a consultant in neurorehabilitation, talked to us in January about the complexities of rehabilitation and the value of close MDT working.
• Charandeep Malhi, a specialist physiotherapist, updated our knowledge about the role of physiotherapy and respiratory skills in a neuro-intensive care setting.
• Sarah Edmondson, an advanced physiotherapy practitioner, lead a practical session of ‘creating a core’ using Pilates techniques.
• Glenn Nielsen, a clinical specialist physiotherapist, talked about the management of Functional Neurological Disorders at our AGM.
• Mr Jash Patel, a consultant neurovascular surgeon, spoke about vascular malformations and their treatment options.
For the rest of the year, and into 2018, we are arranging evening events, such as an update on neural plasticity; practical sessions at the National Spinal Injury Centre; management of pelvic floor dysfunction in neurology; visual problems after neurological insult; as well as a chance to try out some new technologies and gadgets.
We are also hoping to run day courses about shoulder dysfunction and its management, and the use of Pilates in neuro-rehabilitation.
Please see our Oxford ACPIN Facebook page and follow our Twitter feed for the most up-to-date information on courses and evening events.