Rajul is a clinical scientist, applied motor control.
She completed her postgraduate education from Rehabilitation Klinik Valens and post Graduate Centre Hermitage Bad Ragaz in Switzerland.
She realized that brain stroke and rehabilitation is a field where the diagnosis and early critical care has advanced with modern science and technology, however post-acute care is still in dark state. Rehabilitation techniques practiced today have many short falls.
Development of abnormal motor control and spasticity continues to be a challenge for all concerned with rehabilitation around the world!
Rajul began to feel guilty when brain stroke patients visited her with high expectation. She was as clueless as the patient; only difference being that she was on the other side of the table!! Rajul put herself in the shoes of the patient and started questioning herself on why brain stroke patients of the last century and the present ones continued to show similar symptoms, which endorsed them as hemiplegics despite the lesion in different areas of the brain? And why a small lesion could cause loss of one half of the body?
Rajul became obsessed to find solutions for challenges faced by brain stroke patients and became determined to give a new direction for brain stroke rehabilitation around the world!
Message from Dr. Rajul Vasa
I want to change fabric of the society in terms of their wrong belief that stroke is a disease and patient with paresis of half body needs rest to recover
People believe that doctor/ therapists work for patient recovery. This is outdated thinking, patient needs to work many hours a day, if they wish to get truly recovered from paralysis without compensation.
People believe that when they start to walk, it is recovery of leg, but do not understand that the leg is acting like a log or prop and is not able to weight bear in true sense, this harms the ultimate use of hand arm.
I wish rehabilitation neuroscience thinks out of the box in designing hypothesis for true stroke motor recovery.
I wish therapists put themselves in the shoes of the stroke victim to think beyond compensation, Activity, participation, and function.
I therapists look at paretic body dynamics to see why it is similar though lesion location are not same!!!
Brain and body adjusts, adapts and capitalizes on plasticity negatively to go on with life of compensation for function, activity, participation
Critical need is to empower the patient to work rightly on body for long hours at home to influence brain to avoid compensation and begin to make body to be free to move as one did before stroke!
I hope all patients of the world are liberated from being prisoner of their own body, and they get liberated and free to enjoy life and live their dreams too.