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BASIC charity announce breakthrough rehabilitation treatment will be available to the public.

Salford charity Basic ( Brain And Spinal Injury Centre) have introduced a new programme of treatment which had originally only been available to those serving in the military.

AIR or (Accelerated Interactive Recovery) features an innovative computer assisted rehabilitation environment.  

What is AIR?

AIR is the process of using virtual reality to help the brain to recover by recreating real life situations but in a safe and controlled environment.

What can it do?

It can aid recovery with:

  • orthopedic conditions and injury, e.g. spinal injury, whiplash, foot/ankle/knee injuries, osteoporosis, joint replacement, amputation, diabetic foot conditions, lumbar and cervical disc disease, arthritis. cognitive (thinking) problems -concentration and memory
  • psychological problems -depression or phobia
  • physical problems- walking and balance
  • mild to moderate dementia

Who is it for?

  • People with an acquired brain or spinal injury as a result of stroke, accident, brain tumour, MS, Parkinsons, etc.
  • Anyone with a sports injury.
  • Anyone that uses a prosthetic limb following amputation.
  • Wounded members of the armed forces.

The AIR project at the Brain And Spinal Injury Centre in Salford is the only one in the country dedicated for use in the community.