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Guest Blogging For Occupational Therapy Brisbane

Guest Blogging For Occupational Therapy Brisbane

Thanks for your interest in Occupational Therapy Brisbane.

As you’re likely aware, OTB explores areas which is about maximising human performance especially for people who are affected by neurological conditions and complex health needs. You’d appreciate this spans a spectrum of professional best practice and leading edge therapy to neurological recovery and rehab advances, equipment and assistive technology, elder care to meaningful ageing.

Occasionally, we’ll receive requests regarding guest blogging at Occupational Therapy Brisbane.

After a few inquiries we thought it about time to put a post up about what we’re looking for- cause we love a good post which helps people!

Not only that- it’s great to get a new voice and fresh insights on neurocare, recovery and rehabilitation.

So, if you’re interested in providing a guest post for Occupational Therapy Brisbane, please read on.

About Occupational Therapy Brisbane Blog Readers

Our readers are health and care professionals, medical specialist as well as people curiously interested in healthy ageing and neurocare and neurorehabilitation.

The OTB Blog

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Researchers “Break the Cycle” of Parkinson’s Disease

break the cycle of Parkinson's Disease

Researchers “Break the Cycle” of Parkinson’s Disease

Today’s article brings new light to our understanding of PD especially the role of diet and the Parkinson’s disease and how it may contribute to breaking the cycle of Parkinson’s disease.

It’s clear Parkinson’s Disease is a complex interaction of many factors which neuroscience is starting to unravel but there appears each day, each month a new insight into the disease and also potential intervention.

You might ask yourself why an OT blog is writing about diet.

For us it’s simple.

We can’t perform at our best, to do the things that matter in life, unless all the moving pieces which can affect your performance are optimized.

Diet has an important role in ensuring you have the right and diverse amount of nutrients available so that you body and brain can work at its very best.

Are Antioxidants Potential Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Patients?

That was the question scientists at Northwestern Medicine have been investigating. They’ve discovered what they refer to as a “toxic cascade” which causes neural degeneration in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease – and they’ve reported  how to stop it.… .. Click here to read the rest

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This Week In Therapy: How to walk again after stroke: Why this gait rehabilitation robot is different

This Week In Therapy: How To Walk Again After Stroke (Plus More)

At Occupational Therapy Brisbane, we’re sharing neurological therapy and age care advances: How to walk again after stroke:  Why this gait rehabilitation robot is different, Age care training program associated with reduction in anti-psychotic medication, Drawing and Sculpture: How clinical art is tackling early-onset dementia symptoms, Who is at risk of weight gain after deep brain stimulation(DBS), and Michael. J. Fox on Mindset.

1. How to walk again after stroke:  Why this gait rehabilitation robot is different

Key points about this gait rehabilitation robot prototype

  • The interesting development in this robotics application in mobility is not to walk the person inside a robot instead it’s to follow movement not influence it.
  • That’s a significant distinction when you consider that most robotic gait support market devices aim to influence movement, control movement, substitute function and active participation.
  • Conversely, there appears to be a sensitivity in this prototype to sense a user’s performance and provide the minimum viable assistance.

How it works

  • The device is attached at the pelvis and enables mobility without over restricting the client’s performance.
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This Week In Therapy: “Here’s What It’s Like to Experience Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms”

This Week In Therapy at Occupational Therapy Brisbane, we’re sharing Neurological Therapy And Care advances:  Here’s What It’s Like to Experience Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms, Burden of Stroke In Europe: What Can Australia Learn From This?, Build 2017 Project Emma: “It Makes Me Forget I Have a Tremor, It Helped Me Write Again” and more.


1. Here’s What It’s Like to Experience Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Across the world 10 million (plus) people suffer from Parkinson’s Disease and its disabling symptoms. Klick Labs, and Canadian based company,  has developed a technology which, for the first time, offers a glimpse into the lived experience of people suffering from this neuro-degenerative condition.

Like a symbiotic relationship, one device is worn by the person experiencing Parkinson’s Disease tremors which transmits a signal real time to another device worn by a person without Parkinson’s Disease. The result, the person experiences tremors as if they had Parkinson’s Disease.

Related Articles: Parkinson’s Disease Path-Finder:  Build your PD Plan today to move forward in your life.

2. Burden of Stroke In Europe: What Can Australia Learn From This Report?

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