Ordinary exercise is good for your health, but playing a sport may promote enhanced motivation and performance in rehabilitation. In this article, we tell the story of a man who used competition as a rehabilitative tool.
Introducing Issue 4, Winter 2018 of rehabINK!
Some people like Michael Jackson and Ginger Rogers were born to dance. Others are more toe tappers than tap dancers. But how might dance as a worldwide human activity be used therapeutically with people after stroke? One scientist is bringing dance to centre stage in rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation professionals are optimally positioned to support community mobility in older adulthood. We present a vignette to consider clinical roles in medical fitness-to-drive, refreshing behind-the-wheel skills, and optimizing use of in-vehicle technologies. Intervening beyond the medical model can promote older adults’ independence and social engagement in their communities.
Have you ever caught yourself walking in time to the beat of your favourite song? This experience of synchronizing movement to music forms the foundation for a rehabilitation technique called rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS). To learn how two forms of RAS are used for gait rehabilitation in neurologic populations, take the next step by reading on!
Over 600,000 Canadians need help. Scientists are working tirelessly to brave the challenges posed by dementia, but they need support to win this battle.
Recently inter-ministerial guidelines aimed at supporting aging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to transition into Long-Term Care homes were released in Ontario. These guidelines represent an attempt by two ministries to improve knowledge sharing across aging and disability fields, but do they go far enough?
Stroke is a leading cause of disability among adults. Caregivers play an important role in promoting successful rehabilitation outcomes for stroke survivors; however, caregivers may be under high degrees of emotional distress and are at risk for poor mental health outcomes. Rehabilitation clinicians and scientists are well positioned to make recommendations to reduce the risk of depression in stroke caregivers.