The brain and the body are still too often approached in a dualistic way in movement therapies. Yet, understanding the intimacy of this brain-body relationship and the complex interactions that result from it means putting the patient at the centre of the treatment and accepting him or her as a whole. It means accepting treating not only an organ, a limb or a function separately but adopting a much more holistic view. Progress made in basic and clinical research has highlighted these close relationships.
This congress will present this work in various fields such as pain, stress, daily physical activity or even balance. We will also highlight the practical and clinical implications for patients that this research may have on the body-brain relationship with, among other things, mental imagery, virtual reality or robotics for rehabilitation.
We believe that this brain-body relationship is the point of interface between different disciplines such as medicine, physiotherapy, neuropsychology, psychology, engineering, sociology and philosophy, and requires a multidisciplinary approach so that the patient benefits as much as possible from these advances. It is also paramount for us to incorporate the latter into this evolution of treatments.
To convince you, we invite you to attend the HBiM conference HBiM Congress ‘Brain and Body, it’s time to work together’.