Neurological Physiotherapy for Ataxia

Jacey KrautRehabilitation In The Home

People with ataxia may experience difficulty with controlling timing, force, direction and rhythm of movements making everyday tasks such as walking and standing difficult. Depending on the cause of ataxia, people may also experience tremor, altered balance, impaired sensation and increased risk of falls, as well as fatigue. Neurological physiotherapy promotes improved function by including a variety of exercises and … Read More

Retraining Walking and Running after Brain Injury

Jacey KrautActivity & Exercise are Therapy, Neurological Physiotherapy Explained, Rehabilitation In The Home, Stroke Recovery

Many people with neurological conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke regain the ability to walk but still experience problems with increasing walking speed, jogging/running or jumping/hopping making it difficult to return to previous hobbies, occupational or sporting activities. Regaining these skills demands different training or therapy to those used for retraining walking as the physical requirements of … Read More

Sensory Retraining After Stroke

Jacey KrautRehabilitation In The Home

Loss or alteration of sensation is common after stroke. More than half of all stroke survivors have impaired sensation of the arm or hand. Stroke survivors may have difficulty detecting temperature, touch, texture or may experience pins and needles, pain or other unusual sensations following stroke. This contributes to difficulties with everyday tasks. Active sensory retraining involves manual exploration of … Read More

Pain After Stroke

Jacey KrautRehabilitation In The Home

In the EnableMe podcast from the Stroke Foundation (link above) they talk about ways to reduce pain levels and improve quality of life for stroke survivors.┬áInsights into how mindfulness, movement and meditation can help are shared by stroke survivor Emma Gee. Information and advice is also shared by a physiotherapist and OT who work with people with pain after stroke. … Read More

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation in the Home

Jacey KrautRehabilitation In The Home

There are two main reasons why physiotherapy rehabilitation in the home has become so popular. The first, is the simple convenience of mobile physiotherapy delivered in the comfort of your own home without having to tackle traffic and parking. The second is because home-based rehabilitation really works! Rehabilitation takes hard work and requires a lot of practice. The environment around … Read More