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What is Neurological physiotherapy?

Neurological physiotherapy helps you get the most out of life, by helping you recover from injury, improve function and get back to independent functioning. Physiotherapists are experts at assessing and diagnosing and treating disorders or illnesses of movement of a neurological nature. The aim of neurological physiotherapy is to tailor a treatment specific to your condition so you can reach your own potential. Firstly, a thorough assessment must be completed, in order to establishing the main goals and aims of intervention, including a physical analysis of your movement and function. Once an assessment is completed, treatment may include the following;

  • Re-education of gait and movement retraining
  • Balance, coordination and vestibular exercises
  • Prescription of an exercise programme to improve strength, mobility and fitness
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Education about your condition
  • Liaison with Neurologists, General practitioner, Orthotists, Psychologists or Occupational therapists.
  • Training of family members and carers

 

Sara is highly experienced in providing services to people who have neurological conditions. She will provide and tailor a rehabilitation plan to ensure you reach your goals and have the tools to manage your condition at home and in the community. Sara is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the National Neurology Special Interest Group and continually attends professional development to deliver evidence- based practice.

Conditions treated

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic/Acquired Head Injury (TBI/ABI)
  • Functional Neurological disorder/conversion disorder
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Balance disorders, including falls
  • Spasticity assessment and management
  • Vestibular conditions – Such as: BPPV, Vestibular Hypofunction, Vertigo
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Hypoxic Brain Injury
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Tumour
  • Dystonia
  • Foot Drop
  • Post Neurological Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis

 

What to expect when you book in?

Neurological physiotherapists are recognised primary practitioners, so you do not need a referral to be seen.

 


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