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Rehabilitation Association for Hematopoietic cell transplant

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Who are we & what we do?

About Us

About Us

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RAHCT is a community interest company (not for profit) registered with the company house in England as   QUALITYFORLIFE CIC. 


Our team consists of volunteer healthcare professionals from varying backgrounds including Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Consultants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Specialist Nurses and Speech Therapists, from various parts of the world including  Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Swiss, USA and UK .

Aim

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 Finding evidence-based innovative ways of managing MSK manifestations in HCT and cGVHD patients, to help improve their QOL.  

  • PROMOTE the role of Physical Therapy in  Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) & Graft versus host disease.
  • SUPPORT our members in delivering an effective and research-based Physical Therapy practice in managing HCT & cGVHD.
  • FACILITATE exchange of knowledge, at regional, national and international level. 
  • PROVIDE and promote post graduate education/ CPD training needs of its members.
  • ENCOURAGE research and development in the Physical Therapy management of HCT & cGVHD.
  • DEVELOP and maintain links with other HCT/GVHD organisations around the world.

Publications:

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Role of Physical Therapy before and after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: White Paper Report (2019) : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1083879119300679


‘To treat or not to treat’: raising awareness on the effects of graft versus host disease drugs on musculoskeletal system (2018)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41409-018-0095-7


Full-body physical therapy evaluation for pre- and post-hematopoietic cell transplant patients and the need for a modified rehabilitation musculoskeletal specific grading system for chronic graft-versus-host disease (2018)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41409-017-0075-3