Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

What is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder. In MG, anti-bodies destroy the communication between nerves and muscle which results in muscle weakness. MG impacts voluntary muscles (the muscles we have control over) – most commonly the muscles that control the eyes, mouth, throats and limbs. It is a rare disease, affecting … Read more

Sensation Retraining

Neurological events such as a stroke, can cause changes in feeling or sensation, with sensation retraining a tool to address this. If a stroke damages the part of the brain that processes pain, temperature, or touch, sensation changes can occur. If you have change of sensation after a stroke, you might hear your therapy team … Read more

Mental Practice Physiotherapy

What is Mental Practice and how does it work? Mental practice is when you imagine yourself performing a task or movement. It has also been described as the practice of physical activity without any muscular movements. It is also called mental imagery or motor imagery. When you do mental practice, there is activity in the … Read more

Mindfulness for People with neurological conditions

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a form of mediation. The practice of mindfulness is about focusing on what you are sensing in that moment. You practice being aware and accepting of what you are experiencing here and now. Things you may focus on may include what you can see hear feel taste smell Though is … Read more

Exercise for Bone Density

Exercise for Bone Density is important to keep our bones healthy and strong throughout our life. As we age bone density decreases, due to a combination of age-related changes, inactivity, and inadequate nutrition. Bone mass decreases at approximately 1% per year after the age of 40, which may lead to osteoporosis. As bones become more … Read more

Balance Exercises Can be Fun

Why do we need to do balance exercises? Last week we looked at how our balance system works, this week we will look at how balance exercises can be fun. Our body processes information from our eyes, our inner ear system and our somatosensory system (knowing where our body is in space) to help us … Read more

How our Balance System Works

Why do we need a good balance system? A range of different neurological conditions impact on an individual’s balance. Balance is the ability to maintain the bodies centre of mass over your base of support. Having your balance system working well means you can safely: walk on uneven surfaces change direction when you walk change … Read more

Physiotherapy Gympie

Our History of Physiotherapy Gympie Our director, Bek, started her physiotherapy Gympie work when she was with Queensland Health. From 2019 to 2021, Bek was part of the Community Service and Rehab Team that visited Gympie weekly. She worked with a team that included: Occupational Therapy Social Work Allied Health Assistant Speech Pathology Neuropsychology. On … Read more

Mental Health and the Push up Challenge

This month Sunshine Coast Neuro Rehab staff have joined the push up challenge to raise awareness and funds for mental health. At SCNR we support people living with neurological condition like cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. Some of our clients have hidden disabilities, such as fatigue. Others are unable to get out of … Read more

eTrike – How can I trial an eTrike?

What are the benefits of an eTrike In the previous post, we had a look at what an eTrike is, and what the benefits are. The e-trike can help people fulfil their daily chores, increase feelings of independence, increase productivity as well as provide exercise and therapy which has been shown to improve mobility, and … Read more