On September 27th, Robyn Wishart of Wishart Brain & Spine Law sponsored a community event, FashionTech, an event benefiting those with neurological and spinal injuries. Neuromotion Physiotherapy + Rehabilitation is organizing FashionTech, which aims to raise awareness and $135,000 in funds for Project Lokomat. Their goal is to help those living with difficult neurological injuries experience walking again.
Neuromotion Physiotherapy + Rehabilitation supports local people impacted by brain and spinal cord injuries and other conditions. Those who work at the clinic understand these injuries can affect anyone and the accidents that cause them can happen in the blink of an eye. The clinic provides help to a wide variety of clients who have sustained injuries from causes that include the following:
- Car and Workplace Accidents
- Sports Injuries
- Cancerous Tumours
Every year in BC, 30,000 adults and children experience a new brain or spinal cord injury. The local need for advanced rehabilitative support is high. Neuromotion is here to help as many people as possible regain their independence.
In November 2017, Neuromotion Physiotherapy + Rehabilitation launched Project Lokomat to raise money to purchase a Lokomat Robotic Gait Trainer. This device allows people to maintain posture as they relearn how to walk. Now, they’re launching FashionTech, an event celebrating the individuals who have overcome adversity. Held in Surrey City Hall, the FashionTech fashion show will feature stories, entertainment, and education on brain and spinal cord injuries. They will also showcase how integral technological advancements like the Lokomat have helped people rebuild their lives.
FashionTech’s main featured designer will be Chloë Angus, a client at Neuromotion who will share her story about how in 2015 a cancerous tumor on her spinal cord forced her to rely on a wheelchair for mobility. Her compassion and determination to help those in wheelchairs walk again led her to partner with researchers from SFU-Surrey to create Human in Motion Robotics.
Contact us if you have an community event that promotes concussion, or spinal cord injury awareness. We would be happy to share it with our clients and their families.