Reinhard Schaler helping his son Pádraig with robatic gait therapy, with rehabilitation exercise specialist Barry Moore (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

As Pádraig Schaler’s arms and legs start to move in very slow motion above the treadmill, it appears for a moment as if he is suspended in zero gravit(...)

Pádraig Schäler with family and friends aim to raise awareness of road safety in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he was injured as a cyclist five years ago.

A young Irish cyclist who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when he was involved in a serious road accident in Cape Cod five years ago returned to (...)

Dr Mark Delargy, medical director of the brain injuries programme at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (above) in Dún Laoghaire, says the standard of rehabilitative care offered is “on a par with the best in the world” but “very badly” under-resourced. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The families of people who suffer severe brain injuries are given “no hope” in Ireland and are “basically left to fend for themselves” according to a (...)

Ann Brehony with her son, Rory Barrett. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When we are sick the vast majority of us would prefer to be treated at home in a familiar environment surrounded by family and friends. However(...)