Brain Tumours

Brain Tumour Neuro-rehabilitation

At Occupational Therapy Brisbane you can access brain tumor neuro-rehabilitation to help with your symptoms. For many people, maybe like you, impacted by a brain tumour it can be a frightening and disabling neurological condition.

In Australia over 1500 people are affected by primary brain tumors each year.  This number greatly increases when you include secondary metastases.

There are more than 40 major types of brain tumours, which are grouped into two main types:

  • benign – slow – growing and unlikely to spread. Common types are meningiomas, neuromas, pituitary tumours and craniopharyngiomas.
  • malignant – cancerous and able to spread into other parts of the brain or spinal cord. Common types include astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas, glioblastomas and mixed gliomas.

Source: cancer.org

These central nervous system tumors can present and express themselves differently in each person.

What one person experiences may be different to the other. A tumour may form in differing areas, emerge from different cell types and may require different treatment options and regimes.

It’s clear that a person’s experience will greatly differ form someone else.  A person may experience symptoms of

  • Difficulty speaking or remembering words
  • Aaltered sensation such as vision, hearing, smell or taste
  • Loss of strength or a paralysis  in part of the body
  • Loss of balance and difficulty with coordination
  • Emotional change such as irritability or a change in personality
  • Drowsiness
  • Seizures

What we do is provide brain tumour neuro-rehabilitation services to support you and your family to achieve your personal functional or recovery goals.

Be it in remission or during active changes.

We provide services to optimise your functional recovery, care and independence and also quality of life at home or within the community. Contact us Today  to discuss about how brain tumour neuro-rehabilitation could help you. Alternatively get to know a little more about our practice at this page and what we stand for and value.  This is not so much about us but importantly, what this may mean for you.