Stroke, Brain Trauma and Brain Tumours through to Parkinson’s Disease, MS, MND and Others
Clearly, there is a lot out there for people, maybe like you, who are affected by neurological conditions. People affected by neurological conditions collectively represent a significant part of the Australian population.
Perhaps you or someone you know is impacted by a neurological condition and you’d like to know what you can do to help?
The field of ageing and neuro rehabilitaiton is an area we’ve be interested in for many years. Basically, it’s at the core of what we do.
We ask of ourselves continually;
“How Can We Increase Your Potential For Quality of Life, Independence and Recovery, regardless of your neurological condition or situation?”
In simple terms, what can we do to help you get the most out of your life given your situation? The answers to this are spread out across this website.
We appreciate there is a lot of confusion around neuro rehab.
So, to help you we’ve made a start by putting together list of neuro terms which may be of assistance to you.
Please, if you’ve a question, please get in touch either phone 1300 783 200 or via the contact us forms on this page.
Neuroplasticity is the brain and spine’s capacity to adapt and recover after being damaged by an injury or illness. Evidence shows us that exercise interventions after brain and spinal damage has occurred, can lead to Neuro Recovery. To promote positive neuroplasticity, high intensity, repetitive, task-oriented training in a stimulating environment with a prolonged duration, is needed.
Neuro Recovery is the regaining of lost function and abilities which were impaired or lost. This can include learning to use your hand again, learning to stand and take steps again, learning to manage daily life tasks. It doesn’t end when you leave hospital, in fact we believe it just getting started. It is a life-long journey.
Source: AIN 2015
It’s the process of maximising a person’s potential after a neurological event or condition diagnosis for For Quality of Life, Independence and Recovery. It is often a team effort. So, at times this requires your team of clinical individuals, other occasions involves you actively toiling at the activities and exercise.
Of course our Occupational Therapy Brisbane Blog is our curated resources which is always updated
If you’re on the neuro- rehab journey here’s information that other people found helpful.
Here’s information about our home modifications which may be of interest to you.