We want to help you Fight Back!
Group exercises supervised by a Neurological Physiotherapist at Advanced Neuro Rehab have numerous advantages. We understand some of the common issues that make exercise challenging for you, these may include slow & effortful movements, fatigue, spasticity, weakness and coordination changes. Painful conditions like osteoarthritis and tendonitis can also make exercise difficult. Reduced balance and falls can also reduce confidence and motivation.
FightBack gives us the opportunity to work through your specific exercise program with more direct coaching and intensity through Movement Based Training, Progressive Strengthening and/or Cardiovascular Fitness. Our aim is to give you more confidence to continue to function and exercise as much as possible. In addition to your individual consultations, Fightback gives many of our patients a pathway to more therapy and therefore more success!
Parkinson’s FIGHTBACK – is an exciting new supervised exercise program designed & led by experienced Neurological Physiotherapists from Advanced Neuro Rehab.
It is recommended that people with Parkinson’s, consult with an experienced neurological physiotherapist. Every day our Neurological Physiotherapists work with people with Parkinson’s who are motivated to maximise their potential and stay as healthy as possible. Our staff are highly trained and therefore well placed to incorporate your goals into specific, individualised exercise plans. Over the past 20 years we have gathered plenty of evidence that supports specific physical rehabilitation protocols for many neurological conditions and we want more people to access these programs. So it’s time to FIGHTBACK!
The Parkinson’s FIGHTBACK program is an exercise program specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s. We assess all relevant issues that impact on an exercise plan such as fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, weakness, rigidity, incoordination, balance, dizziness, falls risk and fluctuations with timing of medications. Other concurrent medical conditions such as heart and lung conditions should also be carefully considered. Cognitive functions such as attention, spatial awareness and planning also very important when designing an effective exercise program. FIGHTBACK is tailor made to the individual with designated focused streams for balance & mobility, progressive strengthening and aerobic fitness. FIGHTBACK utilizes many evidenced based exercise interventions which allows us to be flexible to your needs while remaining meaningful and fun!
Research has shown some very exciting benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Engaging in fitness programs can help with managing symptoms, improving overall health as well as stimulating growth, repair and protection to the brain and central nervous system! The key to FIGHTBACK is selecting the most appropriate fitness program for you based on this latest evidence.
The Parkinson’s FIGHTBACK program gives you choice and control over your exercises, through education and coaching. You will increase your physical activity and boost your confidence. You will have fun & be motivated by a great professional team plus socialise with a group of like-minded people. We are readily available to listen & support you in reaching your goals. We are in your corner to help you FIGHTBACK!
FightBack Multiple Sclerosis
Our FIGHTBACK MS group is a great opportunity to work through your specific physical rehabilitation goals under the guidance of our neurological physiotherapists. We draw upon extensive experience and research into exercise in MS to work through issues that make exercise challenging such as fatigue, pain, weakness, spasticity and balance. We also understand issues like heat sensitivity, musculoskeletal pains and day to day fluctuations often experienced in people with MS need to be factored in to your exercise regime.
Exercise in small groups is fun, supportive and a very effective way of helping you gain the knowledge and skills you need to become confident to exercise over the long term.
Both medical advancements and exercise research in MS have highlighted the importance of brain health in improving the natural course of the MS throughout your life. Exercise is a important part of this process and might include aerobic fitness, high intensity interval training and strengthening. We also have some really useful tips for movement based training to relearn effective ways to balance, walk and function every day!
Tai Chi Classes
Our classes will be run by one of our qualified Neurological Physiotherapist’s Rebecca, who has studied under Dr Paul Lam of the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
There are many advantages of our Tai Chi classes:
- Ability to cater for all abilities and mobility levels
- It’s a gentle whole body workout
- Small 45min group classes
- Suited to those who want to improve their overall:
- Mindfulness and relaxation
- Breathing technique
- Falls prevention
If you are interested in any of classes then please contact us.