If you need help in learning how to move better following a neurological event or diagnosis, Neurological Physiotherapists are experts at teaching you how to re-learn the skill of movement in the most functional and effective way. We are different from normal physios because unlike treating necks and knees, we have extensive experience in treating the connection between brain, muscles and nerves and what that means to you in daily function. The significance of this is that we have a better understanding of how to help you in the fastest most effective way possible.  We have the tools, equipment, skill set and expertise to diagnose and provide strong clinical recommendations that will be respected by Neurologists and other Medical specialists.

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The 5 principles to help recover sensory changes

Changes in sensation following a brain injury can have a huge impact on function. For this reason, sensation must be…

Gold Star JP

Staying active and fit is difficult at the best of times. But add the Covid-19 pandemic then keeping physically active becomes even more problematic.

‘Why I Was Falling’ Julie’s Stor …

ARC have been sharing a series of real stories of the journeys of some of our clients with MS and other conditions and their families. This is Julie’s Story.

Improving walk and balance online. Meet Ian.

Congratulations to Ian for such incredible results in a short period of time, and completely online! Keep up the great…

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Sharyn and Jim̵ …

Sharyn and Jim are an incredible husband and wife team who have wowed our therapy team with their determination, commitment,…

Gold Star for Colin

Colin is one of our amazing gold stars this month! Colin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) around 12 years…

Gold Star Award – Sue

Sue’s life before meningitis revolved around the water, having grown up mere blocks from the surf and then having Rob propose to her at the beach

Gold Star Award for Joan

Joan had a stroke 10 years ago, affecting all motor function on her right-hand side.

Gordo Gold Award

Following a fall in November 2018 Gordo suffered a lumbar spine fracture and nerve damage in his foot

Viv Gold Star

Viv joined the ARC family in December 2018 after suffering a large haemorrhagic stroke which changed her life.

FND on ABC’s 7.30 Report!

If you missed it on the day – here is the link for Merran and ARC Physiotherapist, Anna’s debut on…

Life After Deep Brain Stimulation – Our Gold …

Tammy has Parkinson’s disease and since receiving Deep Brain Stimulation and increasing her physical activity, she has excelled in her…

Ironman Roger Completes our Stand. Walk.Run Progra …

Today we want to celebrate Roger’s determination, hard work and unwavering smile! Roger started his journey with Advance Rehab Centre…

Need More Therapy?

By Allied Health Assistant Georgina Locke Have you  ever wondered how you can increase the amount of therapy you are…

Merran Gold Star Award

A well deserved Gold Star Award for Merran who has achieved a wonderful outcome after lots of hard work during…

ARC’s 2019 Year in Review

2019 has been an action packed year for ARC! We took time over Christmas to sit back and reflect on…

Are there really rocks in my head?

Are there really rocks in my head? By Vanessa Simpson, Vestibular Physiotherapist   Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV is…

Gold Star for Pip

Pip presents with cerebellar ataxia and leg weakness following therapy she received for cancer when she was just a child.…

Intra-muscular injection in conjunction with rehab …

Sharon has secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. In this short video, ARC Neuro Physiotherapist,

Beck’s First Walk for 1 Year!

Beck is up and walking for the first time in over a year! We first started working with

Gold Star to Helen for Fighting MND!

Helen was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in September 2015. She lives

Gold Star Award to Leigh!

Leigh immersed herself in our Stand. Walk. Run. program immediately following discharge

Gold Star Award Mrs L.

Mrs L. has been doing PD Warrior since 2014 and has since then attended regular group classes 1-2 weekly. Due…

Ottobock Omo Neurexa

Here we see ARC client, Teppei, sporting his new shoulder support – the Ottobock Omo Neurexa. Many clients who have…

Sandra Gold Star

In 2018 we first met Sandra who came to us with a background of spinal cord injury and the goal…

Anna’s heart-warming reflection

  Anna Jones’ heart-warming reflection on her role as a Neuro Physiotherapist   It’s a common question that I get…

MS GET A HEAD START – RESULTS JUST IN!!

MS Get a Head Start is an intensive specialised 6 week hydrotherapy program for clients with Multiple Sclerosis. The innovative…

BACK AT HOME AFTER HOME BASED REHAB FOLLOWING STRO …

Angus is an 84 year old patient who had a stroke in June 2012. Initially following his stroke Angus had…

MEET MARY

Meet Mary….. Mary wins our gold star of the week this week. In early February this year Mary had a…

JAKE GARABEDIAN – DUSTS HIMSELF OFF AFTER DI …

Jake came off his dirt bike nearly 3 years ago at the age of 15. He sustained an incomplete C1/2…

Piotr Janus returns to Rockhampton

Piotr Janus had a massive Stroke in July 2014. After finding out about our upper limb boot camp, he flew…

HEAD POSITIONING AND CONTROL IN NEUROLOGICAL POPUL …

There are many different neurological conditions which can affect the neck muscles leading inability to control, position and lift the…

JOHN COUPE GETS HIS BEER!

John suffered a major stroke in January 2012 and Amanda, one of our neurological physiotherapists, I started working with him…

DO YOU SHAKE?

 Do you shake? Shaking or in medical terminology, a tremor, is the unintentional, rhythmic, back and forth movement, of one…

LAUNCHING NEUROFIT

Posted 31 January 2015 by Jason King  For those that are living with a Neurological disease such as Parkinsons, or…

DEMENTIA – A PROGRESSIVE NEUROLOGICAL DISORD …

There are many things that people do not generally know about dementia. Two main things that people may not know…

TEDY BRUSCHI’S RETURN TO PROFESSIONAL SPORT POST …

American Football or “Gridiron” is one of the toughest sports in the world. To compete in the national league in…

ADVANCED THERAPIES AND MEDICATING EARLY IN PARKINS …

 I attended a Parkinson’s Disease Information Day named ‘What’s New in PD’ at Royal North Shore Hospital a few weeks…

MOTIVATION AND THE STAGES OF CHANGE

Coping with a neurological or other health condition can be very tough.  Every person will react differently to the initial…

WHEN AND WHY DO I NEED A REVIEW FROM A NEUROLOGICA …

You may ask yourself how often should I have a review with my neurological physiotherapist or you may even wonder…

CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS TRAINING

 What is Australia’s Biggest Killer?  What do you think is Australia’s biggest killer? Sharks? Snakes? Spiders? Car accidents? No to…

GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME – HAVE YOU REACHED Y …

 GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME   Have you reached your full potential? Do you or someone you know have Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)? Have…

MS AND FATIGUE – DISPELLING THE MYTHS

 Fatigue is a significant symptom that people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) suffer from. It is the most commonly reported symptom…

STANDING FOR PREVENTION OF BONE MINERAL DENSITY LO …

Physiotherapists often prescribe standing and other weight bearing exercises for patients in an effort to reduce the loss of bone…

SENSORY-MOTOR ACTIVE REHABILITATION TRAINING ARM

 The SMART Arm (Sensory-Motor Active Rehabilitation Training Arm) is a non-robotic device that helps stroke survivors with upper limb weakness…

THE ROLE OF THE EXERCISE IN HIV RELATED LIPODYSTRO …

 There are currently an estimated 24,731 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Australia. This virus attacks the immune system…

POST CONCUSSION HEADACHE

 Concussion is the most common form of head injury. It has been defined by the American Academy of Neurology as…

WHAT DO DANCERS AND STROKE SURVIVORS HAVE IN COMMO …

What do stroke survivors and dancers have in common? Watching the graceful way a dancer moves a across a stage…

CERVICAL DYSTONIA (SPASMODIC TORTICOLLIS) – …

Cervical dystonia can also be known as Spasmodic Torticollis and is a neurological condition which causes involuntary and prolonged contraction…

GETTING TO SOCHI WITH A PERONEAL NERVE PALSY

Two years ago John was injured while training. He sustained a dislocated knee, ruptured ACL, LCL, hamstring and significant peroneal…

HAVE YOU HAD DIFFICULTY WITH ATTENTION AFTER YOUR …

In a study published in the journal ‘Neurology” in August 2013, a team studying a group of Stroke patients found…

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS……..GET A HEAD START HYDROTH …

The Advance Rehab Centre is launching a new exciting innovative 6 week hydrotherapy program for people with Multiple Sclerosis. The…

PHYSICAL FITNESS AND STROKE

Physical fitness is the ability to perform exercise and functions with undue fatigue and can include a wide range of…

BODY WEIGHT SUPPORT HARNESS OVER TREADMILL TRAININ …

The ability to walk is most often the primary goal for people following a stroke. Physiotherapists have many skills in…

FREEZING OF GAIT IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE

What is freezing of gait? Freezing and Freezing of gait (FOG) is a term of often used in Parkinson Disease.…

HOW TO WALK AGAIN AFTER A STROKE

irstly the goal of being able to walk again post stroke is not realistic for every stroke client and is…

IS CONSTRAINT INDUCED MOVEMENT THERAPY FOR YOU?

What is CIMT? CIMT is a form of therapy aimed at increasing the function of an upper limb following stroke…

GOAL SETTING FOR REHAB

‘Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal’ When you come into the…

HOW DOES NORDIC WALKING HELP PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON …

Research Article;  Effects of a flexibility and relaxation programme, walking and Nordic walking on Parkinson disease. 2011. Journal of Aging Research Reuter,…

MND- BEST TREATMENT APPROACH

A multidisciplinary team (MDT) is a group of professionals who are involved in the treatment of a person with a…

TREATING PARKINSON’S DISEASE- THE THERAPIST& …

If you had asked any of the ARC therapists two years ago how they feel about treating newly diagnosed Parkinson’s…

NEUROPLASTICITY

Throughout most of the 20th Century Neuroscientists believed that the brains structure was fixed and did not change after childhood…

HOW IMPORTANT IS SELF-BELIEVE IN REHABILITATION?

Self belief is confidence in your own abilities, but how important is self belief??? Self belief has been shown to…

PREVENTING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN THE OLDER PER …

Posted 14 September 2012 by Lyndsay Hendry Most of us worry about staying healthy, safe and independent as we age. …

STROKE REHAB FOR ARM AND HAND- SAEBOFLEX

Following the successful completion of the training course, ARC Physiotherapists Lyndsay Hendry and Lynn Tullock are certified to assess, custom…

DIAGNOSING PARKINSON’S DISEASE WITH A MOBILE …

There was a recent video posted on TED.com talking about using a mobile phone to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. I watched…

EXERCISE AND FATIGUE IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)

Fatigue is a common symptom with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) effecting approximately 75% of people with MS at some stage with…

VERTEBRAL ARTERY DISSECTION

The vertebral arteries and internal carotids are the two main pairs of arteries which supply blood to the brain, which…

PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND NORDIC WALKING

Nordic walking is a fun effective fitness and rehabilitation activity. Nordic walking is proving to be beneficial to a wide…

WII-HABILITATION FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

A recent small study carried out at the University of Georgia studied 20 parkinson’s patients and asked them to play…

PARKINSON’S DISEASE: TROUBLE CATCHING YOUR B …

When James Parkinson first described the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease he noted rigidity in muscles, a tremor and disturbance of…

GAIT FREEZING IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Freezing of gait (FOG) or a sudden, brief inability to start or maintain normal stepping movements, is a common symptom…

PABLO FOR UPPER LIMB THERAPY IN HEMIPLEGIA

The team at Advance Rehab Centre are all very excited to introduce our new rehabilitation “toy” for hand and arm…

DIFFERENT STROKES. SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FOLLOW …

Different Strokes-Young Acquired Brain Injury is a club for stroke survivors from 15 to 35 and their carers that provides…

BOTOX FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Botox is a botulism toxin (neurotoxin) which can be injected into muscles to eliminate wrinkles, treat migraine and muscle pain…

COGNITIVE PROBLEMS IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s disease is widely recognised and understood as a movement disorder which affects motor control, balance, speed and coordination. Features…

STROKE SERVICES FAILING TO PROVIDE

A report into stroke services across Australia released in October 2011 showed a major failure to provide best practice care…

POLIO AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER OUT NOW

HEMIPLEGIC SHOULDER PAIN AFTER STROKE

Good shoulder function is a prerequisite for effective hand function, as well as being able to perform multiple tasks involving…

REMOTE TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISE …

Here in the Clinic I get several phone calls a week from patients as far afield as Mudgee and Canberra…

DUAL TASK TRAINING IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DI …

A dual-task paradigm is a procedure in experimental neuropsychology that requires an individual to perform two tasks simultaneously, in order…

STRENGTH TRAINING IN STROKE

Every year over 15 million people world wide suffer a stroke and of these at least a third will be…

NEW GENETIC RESEARCH INTO PARKINSON’S MAY YIELD …

Whilst the cause of Parkinson’s disease remains unknown for the vast majority of sufferers, new research on the inherited form…

HELPING PREVENT FALLS OVER 65 YEARS OLD

Did you know that about one third of the population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the…

PARKINSON’S DISEASE IS ON THE RISE

There has been much interest in the clinic this week regarding the article printed in Body and Soul on Nov…

WALKING AFTER STROKE- HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

You are probably like most people who have achieved some level of mobility following stroke but are still extremely limited. …

HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA- YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Although HSP, also known as Familial Spastic Paraplegia (FSP), is very rare it presents with common symptoms of spasticity, loss…

THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY- CAN IT ASSIST OR DOES IT JU …

Computers, Digital Cameras, Mobile Phones, Smart Photos, iPads – these are just some of latest technologies we use every day.…

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE (MND)

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that affects the lives of over 1400 Australians. Motor neurones, which…

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE (MND) FUNDRAISING DINNER- TA …

Connie Lopresti was diagnosed with MND just 10 months ago. There is no cure for this disease and each day…