Therapy Sciences

The Therapy Sciences group’s research encompasses rehabilitation of trunk control in patients after neurological diseases or nervous system trauma, as well as telerehabilitation and novel rehabilitation technologies along the continuum of care. Impaired trunk control is an important cause of limited mobility early post stroke and characterised by the inability of the trunks musculoskeletal system to maintain the body in an upright position, adjust to perturbations or weight shift, or control trunk movement. We strive to advance the state of the art in trunk control rehabilitation after stroke, specifically by investigating the effectiveness of trunk control therapy, further improving existing rehabilitation technologies, and deepening our understanding of the mechanisms of recovery of trunk control. Despite promising evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of telerehabilitation initiatives, current uptake within health systems and health policies is suboptimal. Challenges and barriers to telerehabilitation are complex, multilevel, multifactorial, and context-dependent. We are exploring strategies to improve the implementation of neuro-telerehabilitation in the context of physical and occupational therapy.

current projects

  • Holoreach

Other Research Groups

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