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As physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children with complex needs (and too often) exhausted families and disconnected teams that don't always see eye-to-eye, we recognised the need for clinical discussions that go beyond what we can gather from textbook and published guidelines.

Cole Galloway: Designing Environments for Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation

Cole Galloway: Designing Enviorments for Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation

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Cole is a physical therapists, a professor, a researcher, an innovator, a social justice advocate and a neuroscientist with a post doc in developmental psychology. He is changing the world of rehabilitation using enriched environments for brain neuroplasticity and he is on a mission to make technology not only functional, but beautiful and affordable. Get the real story behind GoBabyGo, The GoBabyGo Cafe, Harness House and Gravity.

Cole's research goal is: To advance technologies so all people can create their world via independent mobility.

I love tech, I love mobility and neurorehabilitation and I love how Cole puts all of these together in the most real world, reachable way. Find out why outpatient neurorehab is a dead dinosaur and why "shrink it and pink it" is what's wrong with pediatric practice today. Cole's advice is not only out of the box, but cutting edge.

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Time Stamps (drag the cursor along the sound wave - might only work on desktop)

  • Early mentors 06:30

  • Baby robots - the birth of GoBabyGo 11:05

  • GoBabyGo's most recent research outcomes & "The Fun Index" 17:34

  • The Big Red Switch and what's wrong with industry 19:49

  • Out-patient neuro's a Dead Dinosaur 22:37

  • Don't just "Shrink It & Pink It"" 24:08

  • Starting the body-weight support harness system & Harness Hangouts 24:45

  • The most advanced "thing" in science & what's wrong with the clinic 28:26

  • Connect & share knowledge around the world with GoBabyGo Connect 34:09

  • Cole's advice to his sons and to therapists 37:37

  • Questions

  • Info about GoBabyGo Courses 41:00

  • Motor skills required for powered mobility 41:40

  • Getting pediatric powered mobility equipment funded in the US 44:35

  • What about poor alignment and movement quality in the harness 45:52

  • Overuse injuries 50:38

  • Who is noteworthy 52:40

  • How Cole innovates 54:44

  • Best Books and other learning sources 57:12

  • Best advice for new therapists 39:50 / 57:40

  • Developing excellence 59:35

  • Doing research right (how to be innovative & significant) 1:03:23




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