The Institut Guttmann will participate in the Global Road Safety campaign promoted by UNICEF and Abertis, which aims to implement prevention programs for children in road accidents in developing countries. It is estimated that annually there are approximately 500,000 deaths of minors produced in different types of displacements and about 600,000 spinal cord injuries.
FC Barcelona, as part of its "Masía solidaria" initiative, has visited the hospital facilities with a group of Barça Lassa B boys. They have been able to share a fun sports time with functional rehabilitation patients and the have also received a talk about the activity that takes place in the Institut Guttmann and the testimony of an athlete with a disability due to a spinal cord injury.
The school yard is still a place where the inclusion and participation of all children, especially children with disabilities, is a handicap. Getting the children to play collaboratively and inclusively (regardless of their abilities) is not easy if the group is not run by teachers or monitors. For this reason, the Institut Guttmann launches a new pedagogical line in the website "Dofins de Colors" in order to promote precisely this: inclusive recreational time for all children.
This Saturday the team of professionals of "Guttmann, NeuroPersonalClinic" visited the works of what will be the next year their new workplace. The group was able to see first hand how the new work spaces will be, such as the consultation and therapy rooms, the new gym, the pool and the rest of the complex that will include other complementary services, such as the apartments for the promotion of the independent life of people with disabilities, Guttmann Barcelona Life and Neuroclinics.
The patients at the Institut Guttmann were surprised at the sports hall of the hospital with the visit of the professional tennis player Tommy Robredo.
First, adult patients with different types of injuries enjoyed an afternoon playing with the tennis player, demonstrating that it is possible to take advantage of all the benefits of this sport, regardless of the capabilities of each one. Subsequently, upon the arrival of child neurorehabilitation patients in out-of-school hours, he played a great deal of time with the children, giving them an unforgettable time!
On 5 and 6 October, the BDebate "Integrating Societies and Disability: Open and Intelligent Cities from the Social Sciences" was organized at the CosmoCaixa in Barcelona by the Institut Guttmann, Biocat and "la Caixa" Obra Social and with the collaboration of the Institute of Government and Public Policies (IGOP-UAB).
Yesterday, Monday 18th September, took place the inauguration ceremony of the new teaching course 2017-2018 for the Instiitut Guttmann University Masters. The ceremony was with the presence of a part of the students enrolled and it was attended by Dr. Manel Armengol, delegate of the UAB dean for Relations with Health Institutions and also member of the Joint Committee of our University Institute.
After six intense days, on Friday, 8th September, closed the first edition of the Spinal Camp H2O, an international campus for water activities co-organized by the Institut Guttmann and the Sunnaas Hospital (Norway) that took place in the localities of Barcelona, Torredembarra and Badalona.
El Camp Spinal H2O tindrà lloc del 3 al 9 de setembre del 2017 a Barcelona, Torredembarra i Badalona, amb l’objectiu de propiciar que un grup de joves amb lesió medul·lar compateixin experiències a través de la pràctica de l’esport i alhora afavorir la millora de la seva independència i autonomia funcional.