Conditions Primarily resulting in Neurological Impairments
Your nervous system is a complex system that is involved in every body function. It consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The sensory system also plays an important part in the neurological system. Our NDIS Physiotherapy team is highly experienced in the management of neurological conditions.
Neurological Physiotherapy addresses the movement issues associated with neurological conditions by optimising your mobility, muscle strength, coordination and sensation. We focus on functional improvements that enable you to better function at home and in the community. We are experienced in providing teaching and training to carers and other support persons and can provide advice about equipment for mobility and activities of daily living.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Our Physiotherapists will work with you to assess your physical difficulties and help improve movement and other functions of your body. Given MS is unpredictable and affects individuals differently, our programs are tailored to your specific impairments and goals. These goals may relate to your ability to participate in sports, work or other activities and will require highly specialised therapy that we can provide. We will work with you to develop appropriate exercise and therapy programs that concentrate on these goals.
Our Physiotherapist can offer advice and practical tips on your movement problems, as well as new ones as they arise. Physiotherapy is particularly useful if your symptoms change and during the ‘remission’ phase after a relapse. As such our programs need to be flexible throughout to year to maximise the benefit that you will receive.
There is strong evidence that guided exercise, used as part of a rehabilitation program, can increase activity and improve the health and well-being of people with MS and that Physio’s have a key role to play in managing specific symptoms of MS.
A stroke is a frightening experience for patients and their families. It can cause permanent or temporary disabilities, depending on how long the brain has been starved from oxygen and nutrients and which part of the brain was affected. Our multi-disciplinary team will be there for you throughout your recovery and will provide you with an individualised long-term NDIS therapy plan. You and your family can be confident that you will receive the best possible therapy, resulting in the best possible recovery from stroke.
Your goal is our goal. Recovering from stroke requires time, patience and expertise, which is exactly what we can provide. By tailoring our therapy sessions towards your goals, you will get better, gain functionality and adapt to new ways of doing things on the journey towards achievement. Getting help from our team will assist you with being more independent, and living a joyfully integrative life after your stroke.
Neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to form new and reorganise damaged neural pathways.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
Research has proven that a team-based scientific approach to treatments can help people with MND live a better quality of life for longer. Each person is challenged uniquely, and our team has specialised skills to assist you with living a fulfilling life. We can assist you with an NDIS application for any assistive technology that may aid you in living a more interactive and comfortable life.
Physiotherapy helps maintain movement and function through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Although physiotherapy can’t reverse the effects of MND, it can help you maintain range of movement and comfort for as long as possible.
There are many benefits to be gained from physiotherapy for Parkinson’s patients. Whether the patient has been newly diagnosed, or have lived with Parkinson’s for some time, our NDIS physiotherapists will be able to assess how Parkinson’s is affecting your movement and everyday function, providing you with the physical and psycho-social rehabilitation tailored to your needs.
Other Common Conditions
There are hundreds of conditions that are seen under the NDIS by our therapy team, so please get in touch to discuss how we can help. Other common conditions that we see that primarily result in neurological impairments include:
- Huntington’s Disease
- Post-Polio Syndrome
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease