The Rehab Physio Presents at Prestigious Legal Conference

Founder and Clinical Director at The Rehab Physio, Chris Wynne was invited to present at the the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Advanced Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference from 17th – 19th May at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.

APIL is a not-for-profit organisation which has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people for over 30 years, protecting their access to justice and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury. Its 3200 members are solicitors, barristers and legal executives. Delegates to the conference included medical consultants, expert witnesses and leading practitioners who had the opportunity to share specialist insights into catastrophic injury cases.

Chris presented on the subject of ‘intensity and robotics in neurological physiotherapy’. The Rehab Physio’s specialist technology centre is a 3,500 sq ft purpose built neurological physiotherapy facility which was officially opened in October 2021. The centre’s state-of-the-art technology includes robotics and virtual reality to facilitate the delivery of intensive rehabilitation programmes to optimise their patients potential for recovery.

Research suggests that for patients recovering from neurological conditions and catastrophic injuries, including advanced brain and spinal cord injuries, intensive treatment, ie. thousands of repetitions per hour over hundreds of hours is the key to a successful outcome. This can only be possible with the use of robotics and virtual reality.

Chris’s presentation included the benefits of using technology for intensive rehabilitation and he also showcased its success with a selection of patient stories covering a range of complex brain and spinal cord injuries, with details of the treatment programmes delivered and the outcomes achieved.

Chris comments: “I’m delighted to have been invited to present at this prestigious event. The Rehab Physio’s main aim is to increase awareness of the benefits of intensive treatment using robotics. Robotics are a game changer in our field and are possibly more accessible than people believe. I hope that the attendees to the conference left with a better understanding of when this form of treatment is appropriate and why it’s more effective than traditional methods.”

The May issue of APIL’s official publication, PI Focus included a feature about The Rehab Physio and how technology is a game-changer in intensive neurological rehabilitation: PI Focus – Technology Touching Lives

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