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Allied Health Link Round Up Blog- April 2020

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We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you guys precious time and resources wherever we can… SO here is our monthly LINK ROUND UP BLOG for your perusing pleasure!  Anything you want to be featured or chased up?  Let us know!  We produce this awesome round-up blog at the end of every month…

NEUROLOGY FEATURE THIS MONTH!

Keeping our brain healthy is more important than ever!!!  Read up and learn the latest not only for our clients and patients but also for our family and our own health as well…

 


How could Covid-19 and the body’s immune response affect the brain? 

Covid19 and brain

Credit to MIT

Although the most immediately threatening symptoms of Covid-19 are respiratory, neuroscientists are intently studying the pandemic from the perspective of the central nervous system. Clinical research and case reports provide mounting evidence of impacts on the brain. Read the full article here…

 

Could a test given at 8 years old determine brain health in old age?

A new study that followed the thinking abilities of a group of Britons born in the 1940s. Researchers found that their performance on standard cognitive tests at age eight predicted their performance around age 70. People who scored in the top quarter as kids were likely to remain in that bracket later in life.


EQUIPMENT & RESOURCES

 

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Movement and the Brain: Moving Our Bodies to Move Our Brain

Allied Health Link Round Up Blog

COORDIKIDS.COM

It is no secret that exercise is good for the body. But many people don’t realise just how much physical movement is great for the brain as well.  Movement and the brain isn’t generally the first connection to come to mind.  Find out what are the movement activities that the whole family can enjoy – visit COORDIKIDS WEBSITE.

 

Coordikindy and Coordiclass online programs –

FREE ACCESS during COVID19 for our network with the code ‘SJ’

 

FREE WEBINAR- Sensory Lifestyle 

 Sensory Lifestyle webinar presented by Marga Grey, founder of Coordikids- great webinar for parents, therapists and educators alike! Marga helps you to create a sensory lifestyle for your child to prevent meltdowns and encourage self-regulation by embedding the appropriate level of sensory stimulus for the child’s needs.  Watch the recording anytime!

 

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NeuRA are developing high quality mobile APPS to assist with clinicians and research.  Awesome PODCASTS also available- Hop on over the website to find out more!

 

 


OT –  Telehealth Summit

This amazing online resource is NOW AVAILABLE where all your burning telehealth questions are answered.

It is a self-paced summit that provides unlimited access to 9 hours of personal development and issues you with a personalised certificate upon completion.

Jump over and find out more about the topics and speakers! 

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CLINICAL

 

The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy banner The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy

Check out the clinical research articles that have been compiled by students and NMT Affiliates over the years…

 

Brain and Spine Fact Sheets- Fact sheets published by Brain and Spine are available for download!  Several neuro procedures covered in easy to understand language and images!

Information on coronavirus for stroke survivors- This information has been produced jointly by NHS England and the Stroke Association. It is for all stroke survivors in the UK.

Clinical Guidelines for stroke management- The Stroke Foundation’s guidelines provide recommendations for best-practice stroke care, based on the latest research.

constraint induced therapy

FREE WEBINAR

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

Discussions of what this therapy modality is and isn’t, how and when to start and recommendations for use with the upper limb in both adults and paediatrics. Watch the recording – Presented by Phillip Fay – Occupational Therapist and Director at Constraint Induced Therapy Australia.

 


RESEARCH JOURNAL

 

Revealing the Double Empathy Problem
It’s not that autistic* people lack empathy. Rather, their different neurotypes and experiences may make it harder for non-autisic people to understand them—and vice versa.

 

Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 1841 (2020) Brain insulin sensitivity is linked to adiposity and body fat distribution.

JAMA Neurol. Published online April 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1127  Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China


FEATURED EVENT

ELEVATE2020 is for Private Practice Owners at any level of private practice development.  It is also for Principals, Practice Managers, Business Partners and any other team member who want to ELEVATE their mindset, actions and results.  Secure your tickets here- https://www.elevate2020.com.au/virtual/

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SELF CARE

 

Credit to Defence Health

7 ways to keep your brain fighting fit as you get older 

Keeping your brain healthy is more important than ever. Here’s how to look after yours, with tips from a leading Australian brain health researcher.

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility 

Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we can cultivate the ability to focus on what really matters.

6 WAYS EXERCISE CAN BOOST YOUR BRAIN HEALTH

How does exercise impact your brain? Let’s take a look!


EVENTS

 

Allied Health Support Neuro Assessment and Rehab

Parkinson’s Australia National Conference 2020

Registrations are open for the Parkinson’s Australia National Conference 2020, taking place from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st November 2020 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

 

Save the date for the 8th National Brain Injury Conference 8th National Brain Injury Conference banner

 

Virtual OT Exchange 2020

Learn Practice Enrich- OT Exchange 2020 is now moving to a Virtual Conference on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September 2020.

34th European Neurology Congress- now webinars

Theme: “Can Coronavirus attack the Human Brain”, the webinars will now be held on 24-25 June 2020.

EP: Stroke Neurological Rehab 

NeuroRehab Allied Health Network Victoria, 24-25 October 2020.  NOI Group.

 

Allied Health Support Brain Injury

 

Check out these websites where you can find more resources related to Neuro…

Brainline- https://www.brainline.org/

TBIOneLove- https://www.tbionelove.com/

Neerorehab- http://nrah.com.au/neurological-physiotherapy

Total Brain- https://totalbrain.com/

Headway- https://www.headway.org.uk/

 

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Check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you!

Until next time, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule

 

Sarena Jones

Senior OT @ Queensland Health

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

Founder @ Australian Allied Health Awards

[email protected]