Yearly Archives: 2014

By far the best Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury course you will ever do!

I was lucky enough to be able to attend a course held here in Sydney last week that has dramatically influenced my clinical practice not only with incomplete spinal cord injuries but many other neurological conditions. The course was: An introduction to the assessment and treatment of the incomplete spinal cord injured individual: The Bobath [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00December 12th, 2014|

Its official the first online elearning module is now LIVE!!

Connect Neuro Physiotherapy is really proud to announce that after 2 years of development the first of its online elearning modules has been officially launched and ready to be used.  The elearning modules use the web platform provided by LearnDash together with WordPress to provide a professional interactive learning opportunity. The modules are self paced [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00November 28th, 2014|

Principles of Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease Online Resource

There is an urgent need to change how people with Parkinson's Disease are being treated and how they are exercising. Over the last 5 years there has been extremely strong research and evidence showing the neurological protective effects of exercise and specific quality of life changing treatment approaches for Parkinson's Disease. These approaches include LSVT-BIG and PD Warrior. Connect [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00November 17th, 2014|

Intensity of practice – How many steps should you be taking?

Do you know how much walking you need to be doing to improve your walking? As a therapist do you know how many steps you clients need to take during a treatment session to improve? All of this comes down to intensity of practice, one thing is for sure that historically therapists did not work [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00October 24th, 2014|

Public lecture on the exercise principles of Parkinson Disease |Novemeber Auckland – New Zealand

I will be presenting in Auckland in November 2014 focusing on educating both people with Parkinson disease and health professionals about the latest evidence based exercise approaches specific to Parkinson Disease. The talk will be for one hour at 7pm at the Lynfield room, Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland on [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00October 1st, 2014|

Stroke Awareness

Here in Australia it is national stoke week 8th to 14th September 2014. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and is Australia's second biggest killer after coronary heart disease and will happen to 1 in 6 people. Stroke week has been designed to increase the awareness of stroke, increase the understanding of what a [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00September 10th, 2014|

Ever forget to take your medication? Tab timer could be the answer

It is very common to forget to take your medication, however certain medications need to be taken at specific time and often several times throughout the day. You may have difficulties with your memory or you are concerned about a parent, friend, loved one who is not taking their medication regularly. Well they is many products on [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00September 5th, 2014|Tags: , |

The benefits of Nordic walking for neurological conditions

Nordic walking is superior to brisk walking without poles on improving resting heart rate, blood pressure, exercise capacity, maximal oxygen consumption, and quality of life in various diseases and has a role in both primary and secondary prevention. In the neurological population results have shown significant improvements in; Quality of life Walking speed Stride length [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:47+11:00August 23rd, 2014|Tags: , |

What is LSVT BIG?

If you have not yet heard of LSVT and its influential impact on the quality of lives of people with Parkinson Disease here is your chance.  LSVT stands for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment known as LSVT LOUD, which was developed in 1987 as an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease. Due to its successful treatment [...]

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