An Amputee rehab programme and helping establish an SCI centre

My final month in Madagascar involved joining two different rehab programmes based on Amputee rehab and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The training programmes were delivered through the Charity Opt in. Opt in have worked in Madagascar for 12 years delivering training based on the local healthcare needs, however this year they have decided to focus …

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A Parkinson’s Masterclass! (sort of…)

We have now been observing and working with the Physiotherapists at HJRA (the local hopsital in Antananarivo) for two weeks. We decided to start developing training sessions on topics that the physiotherapists requested help with. I had emailed the doctors and physiotherapists before arriving in Madagascar, and they had explained that they are now seeing …

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ADAPT Study day: Rehab for Refugee and Migrant Populations

On Saturday 17th November I travelled to Birmingham to join the ADAPT study day on Rehab for Refugee and Migrant Populations. I have always enjoyed attending the ADAPT study days, and come away feeling inspired and full of ideas of how I can begin working overseas! I thought back to the first ADAPT study day …

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NNIR Study day- Getting started in Therapy Abroad

The Northern Network of International Rehabilitation (NNIR) organised our first full study day on Saturday 29th September. The day was well attended with speakers from many different backgrounds discussing their roles and experiences of working in therapy abroad. Cultural aspects of Working Overseas The day started with Dr Philomena Commons discussing her work in Ethiopia, …

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