The 3rd Camp Spinal H2O held in Barcelona from August 31st to September 6th, organized by the Sunaas Foundation and the Institut Guttmann, is consolidated as the most important water sports event for people with spinal cord injury worldwide. A week full of sporting activities in Barcelona, Badalona and Torredembarra. with the participation of spinal cord injuries "experts" as instructors, who make a stage of functional training and exceptional empowerment aimed at young people with a recent spinal cord injury.
More than 1,200 BBVA employees in Catalonia have participated in the solidarity initiative that the bank has set up to promote applied research projects that aim to improve the quality of life of people who have suffered an Ictus. The Institut Guttmann, center of reference in the treatment and neurorehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury, brain damage and other neurological disabilities, has been the beneficiary entity of this action.
he Youth Ability Camp, the first pediatric campus organized by the Institut Guttmann, was held from June 25 to 28, 2019, and there were 16 young people between 10 and 18 years old, all of them patients of the Institut Guttmann with acquired brain damage and cerebral palsy. On the Campus, in addition to enjoying sports and cultural activities such as the visit to the Natural Sciences Museum, tennis, paddle surfing, volleyball, etc., young people have worked on therapeutic aspects related to cognitive rehabilitation such as memory, planning tasks, organizing and activities of daily life.
Yesterday started the Youth Ability Camp, a summer campus organized by the Institut Guttmann where 16 young people between 10 and 18 years old participate, all of them patients of the Institut Guttmann with acquired brain damage and cerebral palsy.
Until June 28, they will enjoy sports and cultural activities such as a visit to the Museum of Natural Sciences, tennis, paddle surfing, volleyball, etc., and they will work on therapeutic aspects related to cognitive rehabilitation such as memory, the planning of tasks and the organization of activities in daily life.
From the 3rd to the 7th June we celebrate the Environment Week in the Institut Guttmann, to share and commit ourselves, both professionals, patients and relatives, to take an active role in the care of our planet.
Agora, at Guttmann Barcelona, is consolidated as an open space for debate and think on various topics. In this case, the last conference held in the Agora has been focused on disability and gender violence, deepening in the fact that violence against people with functional diversity often goes unnoticed and against which it is necessary to fight.
This year the day of Saint Jordi (23rd April) was celebrated in the Institut Guttmann in the most special and emotional way. This is the day of roses and books, and so the hospital was filled with handmade roses, created in different workshops by patients, relatives and volunteers. Each rose included a word of love, positivity and hope, and these were distributed throughout the areas of the Institut Guttmann in Badalona.
The sports, cultural and social activities program for everyone, Sports&Life Guttmann Club, has continued this month offering activities aimed at former patients in the hospital and to their families and friends, as well as anyone with a disability of neurological origin.
We have opened a new kitchen in the functional rehabilitation area of the Institut Guttmann, thanks to the collaboration of Ikea. The kitchen is used in the treatment of patients for the training of activities of daily life and with the aim of enhancing the autonomy of each person.
A group of patients from the Institut Guttmann visited the facilities of F.C. Barcelona, knowing the Sports City Joan Gamper and "La Masia", where some players live and study. It has been a different day for them all, in which they have been able to see the different fields and pavilions as well as the medical services of the club.