Where does creativity fit in the field of rehabilitation science? The rehabINK team and illustrators in the Biomedical Communications Program at the University of Toronto have partnered to share their thoughts.
There are many ways in which art can be therapeutic. This short commentary features the perspectives of two young artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It explores their experiences and art through the lens of occupational therapy and occupational science, as well as how the role of art may be viewed from the perspective of a motivator for functional goals or a meaningful activity.
Research recruitment can be a lot like dating: there are many participants and studies in the sea, but it can be hard to find the perfect match. This article discusses some of the common challenges faced by researchers when recruiting study participants in the field of rehabilitation and introduces social media as a novel, viable platform for recruitment.
Ever imagine making hit music like Pharrell, painting like Georgia O’Keefe, or inventing like Blaise Pascal? For some people, artistic and creative worlds were opened to them after their brain injury. Extraordinary phenomena like these challenge our understanding of how the brain works―and has unexpected implications for the science and practice of rehabilitation.
Can a game of chess be used as a way to rehabilitate brain function for adults with traumatic brain injury? This article explores neuroscience research on chess and brain function. It shares insights into how this ancient two-person game has been used in neurorehabilitation to enhance memory, attention, and problem-solving in populations with and without cognitive disorders.
We all go through life transitions, but adolescents with chronic health conditions may face unique challenges when making the transition to adulthood. This article describes some common challenges during transition and suggests evidence-based ways, such as proactive transition planning, to overcome them.
Imagine waking up and receiving your daily rehabilitation exercises delivered directly to your smartphone. Author David London explores current and future applications of telerehabilitation for physical therapy.