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

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

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

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New Graduate Physiotherapists

Experienced and New Graduate Physiotherapists are encouraged to apply for 2023 Very supportive, highly relational, caring team Work with a highly experienced and caring physiotherapy manager Caring Physiotherapists Wanted for Growing Neurological Practice for 2023 Are you a new graduate physiotherapist looking for your first role? Or a therapist with experience looking for a new … Read more

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) – What is it?

How common is MS? The 30th of May is World MS day. Like me, you may have grown up doing the MS read-a-thon, or have heard of the disease Multiple Sclerosis. It’s estimated that 2.8 million people around the world have MS, with worldwide data suggesting there has been an increase in the number of … Read more

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

May is Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy awareness month so the next two blogs will be discussing these conditions. Let’s start with GBS or Guillain-Barre Syndrome.   What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome GBS is a rare lower motor neuron disorder where your body’s immune system, which usually only attacks invading organisms, mistakenly attacks your … Read more