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REATTACH WITHIN NEUROREHABILITATION: A CASE REPORT

 

Corry HEESTERBEEK
ReAttach & Neurorevalidatie
Meanderstraat 15,
5563BL Westerhoven, The Netherlands
E-mail: corryheesterbeek.reattach.nah@gmail.com
Received: 27-April-2018
Revised: 25-May-2018
Accepted: 16-July-2018
Online first 18-July-2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Physiotherapists pay more and more attention to improving sensory integration when treating people with a brain injury. It is also more common for physiotherapists to pay attention to cognitive rehabilitation and psychosocial factors. ReAttach is a short-term multimodal intervention combining: a) sensory integration, b) cognitive rehabilitation and c) systemic work.
Recently ReAttach was introduced in the field of neuro-rehabilitation and therefore it is professionally applied by medics (physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists) and by neuropsychologists as well.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case-study is to evaluate the effectivity of ReAttach in a patient with CVA by applying the intervention which includes stimulation of sensory integration and cognitive rehabilitation. Can this patient with CVA benefit from ReAttach?
METHOD: Five ReAttach sessions were applied to a patient with CVA in both hemispheres. Also his wife received five ReAttach sessions as part of the systemic approach. Pre- and post- measurements on functional skills, balance, fatigue and global condition were conducted to evaluate results. Follow up after 2 months.
RESULTS: The results of this case-study suggest that by simultaneously stimulating sensory integration, cognitive rehabilitation and influencing environmental factors (ReAttach) a significant positive change can be achieved in a patient with CVA.
CONCLUSION: Although this result is promising, more research is needed to further investigate the effectivity of ReAttach in larger controlled samples in neuro-rehabilitation. This case-study must be interpreted as a first positive impression.

Key words: Neurorehabilitation, physiotherapy, brain injury, medic, systemic approach, cognitive rehabilitation

 

Citation:

Heesterbeek, C. ReAttach within Neurorehabilitation: A Case Report. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. https://doi.org/10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.7

Copyright ©2018 Heesterbeek, C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Corresponding address:
Corry HEESTERBEEK

ReAttach & Neurorevalidatie
Meanderstraat 15, 5563BL Westerhoven, The Netherlands
E-mail: corryheesterbeek.reattach.nah@gmail.com

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