About the program:
Our Neurological Reconditioning Program is designed to improve patient’s confidence and independence with daily tasks, exercise tolerance and to educate the patient’s following a neurological event or exacerbation of an illness. Neurological rehabilitation can often improve function, reduce symptoms, delay the onset of disease progression and improve the well-being of the patient. Through our comprehensive rehabilitation service our Neurological Reconditioning team will develop an individualised neurological management plan tailored to your needs.
Who can benefit from this program?
Patients who have Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy or patients who have had a recent neurological event such as a stroke. This program is also designed for any other disease, injury or disorders of the brain.
The program aims:
Each patient is assessed individually by our rehabilitation team under the direction of an accredited Rehabilitation Specialist, together they develop a rehabilitation plan according to the individual’s particular needs. The goal of this program is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible. Our multidisciplinary team will work with each patient to help them regain independence and resume their day to day life.
The aims of our Neurological Reconditioning Program include improving:
- Mobility, muscle control, gait (walking) and balance
- Muscular and cardio vascular endurance
- General muscle strength and flexibility
- Independence with self-care
- Cognition and memory deficits
- Physical, psychological, and social recovery
- Neurological disease and reducing it’s progression
- lifestyle and reducing risk factors
- Successful return to work, home and recreational activities
Our team will work in collaboration with you, your GP and other specialists to achieve a holistic assessment and integrated treatment regime dedicated to minimising the effect of disability.
This program may include:
- Group or 1:1 physiotherapy with graded activity aimed at progressively increasing general strength, joint range of movements and mobility.
- Exercise physiology focusing on improving cardiovascular endurance, exercise tolerance and overall function.
- Occupational Therapy focusing on retraining safe self-care techniques, organising equipment and ensuring safe home set up for discharge
- Social Work as needed to organise services for discharge
- Dietetics involving education about healthy eating
- Information about medication management
Members of our experienced multidisciplinary team include the following health professionals:
- Exercise Physiology
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Occupational Therapists
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Rehabilitation Physicians and Medical Officers
- Social Workers