The aftermath of a devastating king hit punch on the sports field

There has been some attention in the media recently regarding the devastating impact of the king hit punch. The king hit punch is also known as a cowards punch or suckers punch.  ABI client Luka and his whānau have courageously and bravely shared their story to raise awareness of the impact of this attack, which… Continue reading The aftermath of a devastating king hit punch on the sports field

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ABI Wellington Hospital Drive turns 1

The new building built for ABI Wellington Rehabilitation recently turned 1. This site, at Hospital Drive in Kenepuru provides Intensive Inpatient Rehabilitation for newly injured clients with moderate and severe Brain Injury and residential support for a smaller number of clients who are not able to live in the community. Most clients, within this service, are… Continue reading ABI Wellington Hospital Drive turns 1

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ABI Auckland welcome 2 “Tiny Homes”

The first cabin arrives on the truck, with Tiny Homes Managing Director Simon Davies, Max Cavit, Owner and Board Chair of ABI Rehabilitation and Tony Young, General Manager Rehabilitation

ABI Auckland has welcomed two new cabins to the Intensive Rehabilitation site. These cabins are designed for mobile independent clients who are nearing the end of their Intensive inpatient rehabilitation enabling them to practice some of the living skills they have gained before discharging home. The cabins will house a client each, has a kitchenette,… Continue reading ABI Auckland welcome 2 “Tiny Homes”

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Multiple head knocks in high contact sports

Last night the Sunday programme on TV1 aired an episode called “Head Games” https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/sunday/clips/head-games about Rugby and Concussion, specifically, the impact of multiple head knocks in high contact sports and link to CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). One of ABI’s Medical Directors and Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, Dr Richard Seemann previously wrote an article published on ABI’s… Continue reading Multiple head knocks in high contact sports

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ABI community Rehab team presents at General Practitioners CME Conference in Rotorua

ABI Community Rehabilitation team members Dr Richard Seemann (Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist); Kristen Clarke (Wellington Community Rehabilitation Manager and Occupational Therapist); and Sasha Kyd, (Physiotherapist Team Leader), recently presented to the General Practitioners CME Conference in Rotorua. The presentation was on “An interdisciplinary team approach to concussion management”. The team presented on each of their professional… Continue reading ABI community Rehab team presents at General Practitioners CME Conference in Rotorua

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Come and work at ABI Rehab NZ

A message from ABI CEO Dr Christine Howard-Brown Kia Ora, ABI Rehab is a vibrant rehabilitation service specialising in brain injuries, major trauma, vocational and paediatric rehabilitation.  We have inpatient, residential and community services designed for people with varying levels of complexity. If you’re passionate about rehabilitation and looking for a busy but rewarding career… Continue reading Come and work at ABI Rehab NZ

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ABI Rehab NZ opens new Wellington Community Services Rehabilitation site in Tawa

ABI Rehab NZ opened its new Wellington Community Services Rehabilitation site on the 18th May. ABI has taken on a lease in a building that has been renovated for accessibility. The site is at 210 Main Road, Tawa and is on the top floor of the building (access via lifts or stairs). There is a gym,… Continue reading ABI Rehab NZ opens new Wellington Community Services Rehabilitation site in Tawa

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Celebrating our Psychologists at the end of the National Psychology Week

This week we have tried to showcase the value Psychology brings to rehabilitation.  We thank and celebrate all of our Psychologists who do such important work within the rehab team and with clients and whānau. Chris one of our Neuropsychologists loves his role “because it’s people work; it’s varied – every person, family, the situation… Continue reading Celebrating our Psychologists at the end of the National Psychology Week

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Behavioural Psychology: Angela and Victoria

Victoria and Angela are Psychologists with specialist skills in behaviour. Both are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts. Angela says “psychologists are in a unique position as rehabilitation professionals as they fill the space in supporting people to cope with the mental and physical challenges they face with their injury” Victoria and Angela believe psychologists serve a key… Continue reading Behavioural Psychology: Angela and Victoria

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