Being physically independent seems very normal for all of us and you only realize the importance of being physically independent when you are confronted with the opposite, whether it applies to yourself or to someone in your environment. It applies to the stroke patient who lost his walking ability but also to your 80-year old father who has difficulties in climbing the stairs and which worries you on a daily basis, imagining him lying on the floor during the night, being home alone.
The Rehabilitation Research (RERE) group is a very dynamic research team which is recently been formed. Most P.I.’s have heterogeneous research lines, ranging from neurological to oncological rehabilitation and from pediatric to geriatric rehabilitation. Several RERE members still work as a clinician, which stimulates the transition of clinical questions into research questions and vice versa.
All RERE members share one common purpose: we aim to provide the best scientific evidence for rehabilitation strategies to improve the quality of life by optimizing physical functioning. We believe that lifelong physical autonomy is achievable.
At present, rehabilitation strategies, whether or not preventive in nature, have proven effective. We are now as a team, ready to take the next step: we will complement our own insights with those from other disciplines. Hence, we strongly try to integrate innovative insights from transdisciplinary research.
Vacancy for PhD positions available at the departments of Electronics & Informatics (ETRO) and Rehabilitation Research (RERE)!! Application deadline extended to June 30, 2021 . More information:
RERE members Mahyar Firouzi and Emma De Keersmaecker are going to the finals! Each year the Vrije Universiteit Brussel organizes a competition between doctoral researchers of the university, called...
Laurence Leysen recently published a new paper! The mediating effect of pain catastrophizing and perceived injustice in the relationship of pain on health-related quality of life in breast cancer...