WHAT IS NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION ABOUT?
It is a collaborative process between the adult person with a disorder of the nervous system, their immediate family and carers and the supportive team of therapists and doctors to enable the person to have the best life possible within their own community. Our training allows us to understand the pathology and prognosis of the condition and their impact on normal functioning. Together with the person we are able to determine appropriate goals and the easiest ways of achieving them.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NRPG?
The NRPG works towards providing leadership in this SIG - current, evidence based information and access to training to allow our members to provide optimum neurological rehabilitation relevant to our South African circumstances.
PROJECTS FOR 2016
Our goals this year are to confirm the NRPG APDL process, have our operational guidelines ratified, set up a process for sharing specific neuro articles and implement the suggestions our members have sent us in response to a countrywide questionnaire – besides providing the best collaborative management programmes for our patients and making sure that we are continuing to develop the best skills to do this, within our South African context!
There will be two Advanced Bobath Courses in 2016 - in June in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Please contact Jolene firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Gerlinde Haase, a Senior IBITA therapist from Germany, is the presenter. Gerlinde is very familiar with the South African environment and community and her topic for both courses is ‘how to enable the best upper limb function in people with neurological disorders’.
There will also be a three week Basic Course in Cape Town at the WCRC (contact Janine White at Janine.White@westerncape.cov.za ), and one in Johannesburg in September (contact Mareli Pottas at email@example.com)
NRPG logo COMPETITION – calling on all NRPG members – design the NRPG logo and win R1000. The logo could reflect our collaboration with others (patients, family, carers, therapists and doctors) and the CNS - or not! Be inventive and give your artistic qualities freedom of expression. Entries should be in by 31 December 2015.
|Treasurer/ University Liaison||Nicolette Comley-White|
|Secretary/ Marketing||Jolene Higgs|