Title of talk: Using the brain’s plastic properties in practical rehabilitation concepts: Examples and studies in the field
Lina Bunketorp Käll's research strives to expand the knowledge of the brain's plastic properties. Under the umbrella of the research initiative “Culture and brain health” at Gothenburg University she studies alternative multimodal therapies for individuals in the late phases of stroke, such as therapeutic horseback riding and rhythm and music therapy. Another research focus is enriched rehabilitation for stroke survivors. She has also studied the effectiveness of extended physical activity on school children’s school performance, mental health and brain development. Since 2014 she is working part-time as a physiotherapist at Center for Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities (C.A.R.E.), at Sahlgrenska University hospital/Mölndal, Gothenburg, Sweden. Her incentive at C.A.R.E. is to engage in the development and evaluation of surgical and high-tech medical solutions for patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and phantom limb pain, aiming at restoration of mobility, independence and quality of life for patients both within and beyond the hospital. She also aims at using advanced imaging methods with the aim to provide new windows into central nervous system function and recovery.
During the seminar, we offer lunch to participants who register before 10:00 on 27 September. Don't forget to cancel your registration if you can't attend.
The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in female role models within academia - especially from Chalmers, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Borås University, and MedTech West.
WiSE – Women in Science – aims to create a supportive network for young female researchers during their academic career. WiSE is a joint project between MedTech West and the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology.
EDIT room (3364), floor 3, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg
02 October, 2019, 11:30
02 October, 2019, 13:00