Research is becoming more and more important within the medical industry. Rehabilitation does not escape this tendency and the Valais is lucky to be able to count on a pole of competences unique in the French speaking part of Switzerland where the latest know-how in this domain can be found.
Is physical activity indispensable to happiness? Must we move to be happy? Should we move despite the pain? What tools and advice is available to be appropriately active? Is rehabilitation more effective if we move despite the pain? How should we move if we suffer from pain? These questions were what were used to develop the topics focused on during the 4th rehabilitation translational research day held in the Valais. The rich and varied programme enabled the participants to approach these subjects from different angles.
This day's objective was to also create a network of different partners in the field of rehabilitation research in the Valais, The 'Institut de recherche en réadaptation' of the Clinique romande de réadaptation (IRR), the HES-SO Valais and the EPFL, as well as a swap-shop platform and a cooperation between the institutions and health care professionals.
Several media have since reported on these topics.