Ideas for activities and equipment to aid in the continuation of Brain Injury rehabilitation for both the survivor or carer/family member once initial rehabilitation and its funding has ended.
Useful links to activities and equipment
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Their network of Inclusive Exercise Specialists provide fitness opportunities for people who require additional support to exercise. Based in Colchester, they provide accessible in person and online exercise workouts for both group and 1:2:1 sessions for people that are not yet ready to hit a public gym.
“A fresh and exciting approach to brain injury support. Our work engages brain injured people with the wider community in a way which invigorates, motivates, and rehabilitates. We aim to enable those affected by brain injury (Silverliners) to rediscover a sense of purpose, direction and meaning as well as educating the public to the plight of those affected,” Silverliners
As a brain injury survivor since 2009, Dudley Garner became a running coach in 2014 and has gone on to setting up the following running activities that are all free of charge to anyone willing to participate:
- Up The Tempo Couch to 5k
- Run Dudley Run 1:2:1, small group and prep coaching
- Run For Me – Wellbeing Group
Locations vary around the Waveney and Norwich, Norfolk area. See His website for more details.
LEGS (Local Exercise Groups for Stroke & Neuro Conditions) –
Provide rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke or live with a neurological condition with weekly exercise classes, social events, education sessions and more. They have multiple face to face classes located around London and offer Zoom sessions too.
UKABIF (United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum) –
Are a lobbying, signposting, networking and educational organisation raising awareness of acquired brain injury (abi) and promotes better understand of all aspects of abi’s to drive change for brain injury survivors. 3 Million Steps are official members.
ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapy In Neurology) – www.acpin.net
As one of the largest Professional Networks recognised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, It’s concerned with all aspects of physiotherapy related to the needs of neurologically impaired adults and their relatives and carers. ACPIN is a dynamic and proactive group who encourage excellence in neurological physiotherapy practice.
The Neurological Alliance –
Campaigning for real change for the neuro community #BackThe1in6
Their vision is for “Every person affected by a neurological condition can access the right treatment, care and support at the right time.” 3 Million Steps are full members. Find all members who could also help you here www.neural.org.uk/membership/our-members/