Care centre helps bike crash man
29 August 2012 Last updated at 10:53 BST
The Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE) provides specialist neurological rehabilitation services for patients with long-term conditions.
As the Paralympic Games begin, BBC South visited the world renowned facility where people who have lost limbs, voices or even memory are cared for.
Among the patients at the centre is Alan Curtis, from Swindon, who was injured in a motorbike in 2009 and lost one leg.