Dear visitor, welcome to the PANat website.
From Johnstone concept of neurorehabilitation to
Pro-Active approach to Neurorehabilitation integrating airsplints and therapy tools (PANat),
our way of working is evolving into the XXIst Century. Respecting the original philosophy of Margaret Johnstone, FCSP, is central to our work.
Welcome to our updated webpages. You'll find information about:
- "Mission Statement": What is important to us? What do we want to achieve with our group?
- "Theoretical Framework": The theoretical framework of PANat is based on the contemporary systems theory of motor control and motor learning.
- Therapy Tools:
- Panat Tools: These therapy tools give patients the opportunity for independent practise thus extending their time spent in training. The tools are "low-tech": possible to make, easy to use, inexpensive and therefore accessible to all. Further tools have been developed by Franziska Wälder.
- Urias® Johnstone splints, developed by Margaret Johnstone and Ann Thorp, are integral to PANat. The User Guide produced in 2010 contains instructions for use and illustrates how air splints can be incorporated into a training programme. The arm air splint double chamber and air splints for the bariatric patient, children and patients with multiple sclerosis have yet to be added to the guide.
- The PANat therapy team has no financial or commercial interest in Urias® air splints. We are fortunate in that we are able to collaborate with Arden Medical in developing and expanding the product range. So, for questions on a commercial level please get in contact with them or with one of their distributors.
In designing this website we pay a lot of attention to make it as readable as possible for a wide audience, not only on the text level but also in terms of layout. However, it is more than logical that several pages are more likely to be of interest for the professional carers. An overview of the articles that appeared on PANat and some helpful links should not be missed.
Looking back to where we came from, this you can read in "History", a grateful tribute to Margaret Johnstone and Ann Thorp. In this text you will also find a link to the "Obituary" that was written when Margaret Johnstone died.
The coming years we will develop our information in such a way that it is even more useful to patients and carers.
In the right column we will give you news, we will put things on which we wish to draw your attention.
We wish you a valuable investigation in the current pages and hope you will visit us regularly.
Tips, questions and suggestions are always welcome.