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

How many repetitions are needed to reach recovery goals post-stroke?

Jacey KrautRehabilitation In The Home

Recovery following stroke is based on neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to change in response to what we do. In the past, we talked about how many hours a day of physiotherapy or rehabilitation people needed to do to achieve their goals. It has become clear however that it it is not the number of minutes spent doing … 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

“Pain is common after stroke. It can start while the body is healing, but it can also stick around long term. When it does, it makes daily life difficult, and can wear you down over time. But even if you can’t make your pain go away, it’s still possible to do something about it.” EnableMe Podcast In the EnableMe podcast … 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 us can … Read More