Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP)

News and Views

Personality Change After Traumatic Brain Injury

People are very aware of the destructive consequences of traumatic brain injury and how it can affect individuals lives. Traumatic brain injury can cause changes in cognition, behaviour, emotion as well as personality characteristics. Brain injuries usually cause a deterioration of aspects of neurocognitive functions, can negatively impact on mood functions, and affect the behaviour in negative ways. Personality...

Neurorehabilitation Assistant Training Day at Psicon

On Friday 1st December, Psicon hosted a training morning for prospective rehabilitation assistants from the University of Kent.

 

The morning commenced with a talk from Hugh Brunskill, Service Lead of the Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP) Service, explaining the different types of neurorehabilitation offered to people with brain injuries and how these differ in the NHS and when offered...

Concussion in sport

Although our knowledge base is expanding, return-to-play decisions in concussed athletes still poses a challenge to the sports community. During the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport that took place in Berlin (2016), an advised protocol for management of sports related concussions emerged. This includes that athletes should refrain from physical and cognitive exertion for the 48 hours following urgent medical assessment of...