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In Press – Dual Tasking in Parkinson’s Disease

I was recently interviewed regarding my thoughts on dual task training in Parkinson's Disease for New Zealands Parkinson's Society  regular newsletter. I highlighted the fact that people with Parkinson's will have an increased difficulty of dual tasking due to the increased demand on dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a vital neurotransmitter (hormone) that is [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:44+11:00December 4th, 2016|Tags: |

Reflections from week 1 of the Basic Bobath Course

Firstly what is Bobath....well it is the underlying platform of neurological physiotherapy treatment. It was first developed in the 1940's by Berta Bobath and it has continued to be develop and enhanced over the years. The Bobath concept is defined as; "An inclusive, individualised, problem solving, living concept based on a systems approach to motor [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:45+11:00November 29th, 2016|

Awarded a Honorary Clinical Fellowship

Well I have to say I am as proud as punch to announce that I have been awarded a Honorary Clinical Fellowship from the Australian Catholic University (ACU)...(que jumping around the lounge in excitement). As this is another step achieved on the upward climb of being the best neurological physiotherapist I can be. This is [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:45+11:00November 29th, 2016|

Promoting Neurological Physiotherapy – a day in the life

Back in September it was World Physiotherapy day on the 8th September and I took it upon myself to help raise the awareness of neurological physiotherapy. I am extremely passionate about what neurological physiotherapists do, as many members of the public have no idea about the vital aspects of our role. And how we can [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:45+11:00November 28th, 2016|

REX Bionics does so much more than just walking..

I recently had the opportunity to present a poster presentation at the recent Australian New Zealand Spinal Cord Society annual conference about the findings of a case report about using REX Bionics robotic exercise device not for walking but for upper limb rehabilitation. The poster, supporting video and short 2 minute presentation all provided the [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:45+11:00November 27th, 2016|

Finding the confidence to exercise again with Multiple Sclerosis

80% of people living with MS struggle with fatigue as one of their main reported symptoms, which can hugely impact on not only their ability but also their confidence to exercise. Although we understand that exercise is vital for those with MS to help maintain strength, flexibility, function and mental well-being to mention just a [...]

Building a stronger network

Neurological rehabilitation is a specialised area of medicine and health with many different expert professionals involved all striving towards one common goal..... To improve the quality of life of the individual living with the neurological condition. Health models have presented for decades that close team work with good communication and a client centered approach are [...]

LSVT- BIG Homework Helper video now available online

LSVT- BIG - an intensive amplitude based rehabilitation approach to Parkinsons Disease has now made its homework helper video available online. Which is a great way to access your exercises and keep you motivated to perform them daily. Now this video is for those who have completed the intensive LSVT-BIG program which is 16 one [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:45+11:00June 13th, 2016|Tags: |

Does online neurological physiotherapy work – YES – the KICK start results are outstanding

I have been providing online neurological physiotherapy consultations using video conferencing under Connect Neuro Physiotherapy for the past two years and I can confirm that we have cracked it regarding clients achieving outstanding results which have significantly enhanced their quality of life. I will be honest it has been difficult changing my specialist hands on [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:45+11:00May 23rd, 2016|

FREE Online course on the management of Spinal Cord Injuries

SCIMOOC - Spinal Cord Injuries Massive Open Online Course is having a repeat after its highly successful first role out about 18 months ago. I completed the course on its first round and found that it offered an excellent level of information for anyone new to treating SCI or needing a refresher or wanting to [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:43:45+11:00April 18th, 2016|