Mr Jakko Brouwers MSc MCSP
Clinical Expert NeuroPhysiotherapist at the Morrello Clinic
Jakko Trained in the Netherlands and worked in Germany and Austria specialising in Neuro rehabilitation before starting work in the NHS in 1998. Since then he has worked in Community settings and Specialist Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury units in Bristol and Bath.
In 2002 he was appointed into the Superintendent Physiotherapist post at Rookwood Hospital. Rookwood is the Welsh Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Specialist Neuro Rehablitation Unit. Here he was in charge of the SCI, Specialist Neuro and Amputee rehabilitation physiotherapy service. In 2005 he completed a MSc in Neuroscience physiotherapy at Cardiff University.
Jakko has been extensively involved in neurosciences in Wales as the therapy lead for neurosciences. Since 2009 Jakko has been working with Morrello as a neurorehabilitation Specialist. He has worked as medico-legal expert and provides teaching nationally and internationally. He left his NHS employment in 2014 to concentrate on his voluntary work with ACPIN and the Morrello''s Marvels Paracycling Club as well as further developing Morrello Clinic.
Jakko is currently the Honorary Chair of the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology (ACPIN) and he is one of the founders of the Wales ACPIN regional Group.
The role of virtual reality technologies in neurorehabilitation
This session will explore the current use and potential role of virtual reality (VR) in neurorehabilitation. It will outline the rationale and existing evidence for this innovative approach. A presentation and demo of the MindMotion platform will help highlight how VR technologies can assist neurorehab specialists deliver engaging & intensive rehab in an efficient and science-based approach.
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