THERAPIES AVAILABLE

Neuro Rehab

Physiotherapist will assess your individual needs and provide a therapy program to suit you. There are a number of different therapies that can help you to recover after your brain injury or stroke:

• Strengthening weak postural muscles

• Optimising your mobility and transfers

• Improving function in your weak arm and hand

• Getting stronger

• Reducing muscle tightness

• Reducing and eliminating pain

• Providing you with functional prosthesis to help your hand and arm function

• Providing you with personalised exercise programme

• Improving your balance

SAEBO REHABILITATION

•Saebo’s Functional Dynamic Neurological Orthoses allow patients with very little residual arm and hand function to immediately begin performing highly repetitive grasp and release activities.

The SaeboFlex allows people who have suffered with Stroke, Head Injury, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury or Cerebral Palsy and been left with very little residual arm and hand movement the chance to immediately begin to practice grasp and release activities, thereby forging new pathways in the brain. This form of treatment that is carried out at AcuPhysio Physiotherapy Clinic is based around research documenting the brain’s remarkable ability to re-programme itself after injury.

•The main aims of the Saebo products are to:

•Allow patients to use arm and hand functionally

•Decrease learned nonuse of the arm and hand

•Increase learned use of the arm and hand

•Improve the patients range of movement/strength/control

•Reduce your risk of falling

•Improve the patients quality of life

NDT- BOBATH

What is NDT? Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) is an advanced therapeutic approach practiced by experienced Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech - Language Pathologists. This hands-on approach is used in working with people who have central nervous system insults that create difficulties in controlling movement. Therapists using NDT treatment have completed advanced training in NDT and work closely with individuals with neurological challenges (e.g. cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury), helping them to become as independent as possible. NDT-trained therapists work collaboratively with individuals, family, caregivers and physicians to develop comprehensive treatment programs based on the principles of human neurology and physiology. Individuals who have minimal to severe motor difficulties can benefit from the NDT approach. Treatment The Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT/Bobath) approach was developed for the treatment of individuals with Pathophysiology of the central nervous system (CNS), primarily children with cerebral palsy (CP) and adults with cerebral vascular accidents (CVA).Individuals with CNS Pathophysiology have dysfunction in posture and movement and subsequent functional activity limitations. The Bobaths developed the NDT/Bobath approach to address these problems. The NDT/Bobath approach continues to be enriched with the emergence of new theories, new models and new information in the movement sciences. In addition, as the characteristics of the population with CNS Pathophysiology change, the approach continues to evolve.

SUSPENSION THERAPY

Sets of exercises in the suspension cabin, depending on the efficiency, patient performs following exercises:

•passive

•active-passive

•active

•supported

•unloaded

•balanced with resistance

•without resistance