Prof Sara Demain

University of Plymouth

Prof Sara Demain is Professor of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Head of School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth. Sara is a neuro physiotherapist whose research has focused on patient engagement, treatment burden, self-management, and the usability of rehabilitation technologies. Using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods Sara’s research seeks to explore patient and carer experiences of rehabilitation and self-management with the aim of developing and evaluating effective rehabilitation interventions that people “can do, want to do and actually do.”

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Self-Management in Neuro-Rehabilitation

People with neurological conditions engage in many self-management activities that help to manage their condition, including exercise, taking medication, fatigue management, relaxation etc. Supporting self-management is an important part of health care provision. This workshop will discuss what self-management means, why it is important, what strategies work and, importantly, which don’t. This will help health professionals and those affected with neurological conditions to maximise the benefits of self-management.

Prof Sara Demain will be speaking in the following theatre:

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  • Dr Gemma Costello & Birgitta Norton: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Gemma Costello & Birgitta Norton
    The Children’s Trust

    “SPECS” – a psychosocial staff training package in acquired brain injury.

  • Guillem Singla Buxarrais: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Guillem Singla Buxarrais
    Neurofenix

    How to utilise the Neuroscience of habits for rehabilitation

  • Sarah Vibert: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Sarah Vibert
    Neurological Alliance

    Addressing the mental health needs of people with neurological conditions – Key recommendations

  • Professor Gus A Baker: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Professor Gus A Baker
    Tribune Neuropsychology Services, University of Liverpool, Walton Centre for Neurology& Neurosurgery

    The additional burden of epilepsy: a psychological and neuropsychological perspective

  • Martin Knight MD FRCS MBBS: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Martin Knight MD FRCS MBBS
    The Spinal Foundation

    Indications and long-term outcomes for Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression and Foraminoplasty (TELDF)