The Sweet Spot for Physical Therapy

In South Africa, access to rehabilitative care for traumatic brain injuries is lacking, particularly for rural populations. And for those who can get them, 1-hour monthly sessions often don’t cut it.  
So Madwaleni Hospital outside Cape Town is trying out immersive, week-long group sessions—with promising results.
Also key: Building therapies around home life. Everyday movements—like pinching laundry pegs—are the tricks of the trade.

“At university, you are taught how to deal with sports injuries from running or cycling,” says physiotherapist Adri Burger. “But not how to rehabilitate muscles you use for rubbing cow dung into the floor of your hut.”


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