Plymouth University Workshop
We were thrilled to have Plymouth University’s leading staff, professors and researchers back at the show in June 2017, delivering their insight and knowledge in workshop sessions over the two days.
Dr Jenny Freeman
Rehabilitation strategies for progressive multiple sclerosis: an overview of evidence
Rehabilitation studies focusing solely on people in the progressive phase of MS are gradually beginning to emerge, although they remain limited. This talk will provide a review of the empirical evidence base in this area. It will highlight gaps in the evidence and some thoughts will be shared about future areas for rehabilitation research in this patient group.
Professor Jon Marsden
Contemporary Issues in cognitive rehabilitation
The past 10 years has seen an exponential rise in the evidence base underlying cognitive rehabilitation. This talk will discuss the processes underlying recovery with cognitive rehabilitation. It will provide examples of compensatory strategies and brain plasticity accompanying cognitive rehabilitation and explore the role of the environment and our genetic make-up in influencing the outcome with rehabilitation.
Professional Development CPD Café
An opportunity to find out more about professional development opportunities and to talk about your individual needs.
Professor Jon Marsden
Rehabilitation of balance and gait in cerebellar disorders
This talk will provide an overview of how cerebellar dysfunction affects balance, gait and falls. It will summarise recent clinical trials of rehabilitation and pharmacological interventions that target balance and gait and provide a practical summary of what constitutes current best practice.
Professor Jeremy Hobart
About Plymouth University
Plymouth University’s vaunted School of Health Professions offers a unique, inter-disciplinary learning environment for health and care-related professions. Come and join their eminent professionals as they deliver their expert knowledge on a variety of issues in neurological illness and rehabilitation
Launched in 2013, the School of Health Professions provides something for everyone interested in health and care–related professions through its range of contemporary MSc courses for professionals who wish to advance their health and social care practice.
Students benefit from the school’s fantastic facilities, which include skills and research laboratories, and also research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements, and teaching delivered by professionally registered academic staff.
"The course appealed because it was a very good balance of things that would inform my day to day clinical practice, as well inform service redesign – doing the MSc has really impacted positively on my career progression.” - Emma Cork, Neuro-Rehab Service Lead Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust