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Our Approach

Our approach to helping people

We work together with all your health professionals to ensure you get the best treatment

When you have a neurological or vestibular condition it is important to see a health professional who has experience and knowledge around the issues that you are facing. We understand how important it is to listen to your concerns and provide support and advice that can make a difference. When you see one of the staff at Advanced Neuro Rehab you know you are being supported by the right person, who has the backing of an expert team. No matter how complex or complicated the situation might be, we have a compassionate and supportive team who will work hard to ensure you receive the best care possible.

Our 1 hour assessments and any follow up reviews are comprehensive, and focus on what is important to you. The right advice at the right time can be so important. We will support you by ensuring that you, your family, carers, GP and any health professionals are all on the same page. We understand that communication is so important when dealing with information that may be sensitive or important. Staff at Advanced Neuro Rehab are efficient and proactive, with access to some of the best knowledge and experience there is!

Our approach to helping people

Movement Based Training

The Neurological Physiotherapists at Advanced Neuro Rehab have extensive training in many treatment approaches that aim to retrain movement. We have skills in movement analysis, hands-on facilitation, joint and muscle mobilisation and sensory retraining methods. Movement based training uses knowledge from neuroplasticity and motor learning, skill acquisition, coaching and confidence building. Movement based training utilizes skills from specific facilitation techniques, types of practice, cognitive training, music, dance and any helpful new technologies. We will work with you to practice skills that can help with balance, walking, running, hand and arm movements.

Balance training is important for mobility, confidence and reducing risk of falls in conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

We have specific Vestibular Rehabilitation programs that can combine eye movements, head and neck control with balance to reduce dizziness and improve mobility, eye focus and concentration which is important in conditions such as concussion, brain injury, vestibular neuronitis, Multiple Sclerosis and various types of ataxia.

We have extensive training in the latest specific treatments for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) - the most common cause of dizziness. This means that if you suffer from dizziness, you are in the right place. We have experience in successfully treating all forms of BPPV from the most simple to the more complicated, and can also ensure any concerns or issues that need following up are communicated with your GP and specialist.

We have training many intensive techniques that can help relearn new movements such as arms and hand activities in stroke that can include sensory stimulation, part-practice, hand-on facilitation, task-specific training, and Constraint Induced Movement Therapy. We have had training from some of the world leaders in upper limb therapy.

We have specific hands-on treatments that can relieve pain and when used with specific complimentary exercises can help manage pain over the long term.

We provide gait retraining methods to help improve walking patterns and mobility related capacity and skills that are relevant to many people with Functional Neurological Disorders, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Parkinson's Disease.

Advanced Neuro Rehab prides itself on an eclectic view of movement training that draws upon the latest clinical and scientific evidence to suit your needs. We also try to develop the best combinations with other aspects of training such as progressive strengthening and cardiovascular fitness. We have been involved in teaching physiotherapists at postgraduate levels since the early 2000’s, and are always engaged in new innovative treatments and clinical research.

Our approach to helping people

Progressive Strengthening

A large part of the physical training programs used in neurological physiotherapy at Advanced Neuro Rehab involves strengthening. When designing a strengthening program, Neurological physiotherapists at Advanced Neuro Rehab will consider many factors that include movement strength, coordination, endurance, pain and fatigue. It is also important to consider the type of resistance, progressions and relevant muscle, joint and nerve function. We understand that many people have addition to issues that relate to deconditioning, arthritis, chronic pain and other musculoskeletal issues. We will also consider what type of strength is required to improve functions that are most important to your individual goals.

Strengthening is not just about weights, pulleys, sets and repetitions. It must have a purpose that relates to your entire rehabilitation program that can progress and adapt with time. Many conditions show evidence for strength training that include Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy and neuromuscular conditions like myositis. Sometimes it is important to increase strength, while at other times the aim is to maintain strength and limit preventable muscle weakness over time.

Our approach to helping people

Cardiovascular Fitness

Becoming more physically active can lead to many health benefits. These include reducing risk of heart attack and stroke, improving mood, reducing pain and becoming more engaged in activities that are important to you. Cardiovascular fitness is a huge part of effective mobility and can also lead to neuroprotective effects which have been shown to improve neurological and cognitive functions and can even delay disease progression in conditions such as Parkinson's Disease ad types of Dementia

We understand that getting fit can be very challenging for people with neurological conditions. Fatigue, pain, weakness and motivation all need individual consideration. We have some innovative and practical ways to help you start and continue with a fitness program that can more likely work over the long term. We also have some specific fitness and exertion tests that are important for conditions such as concussion, migraine and chronic pain.

Associations

Lifetime Support
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Medicare
Australian physiotherapy association
NDIS
Lifetime SupportDepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMedicareAustralian physiotherapy associationNDIS

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