Stroke Rehab

What is a Stroke?

A stroke, medically termed a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), is a form of brain injury occurring from restricted blood flow to specific areas of the brain (Ischaemic Stroke) or bleeding within the brain tissues (Haemorrhagic Stroke) (Al-Qazzaz et al., 2014). 

Consequently, these regions are deprived of oxygen, disrupting normal neural function, and potentially causing motor or cognitive impairments (Heiss, 2012).


Increased falls risk associated with ageing

Ageing is a natural part of life. We all do it. With ageing, however, comes a natural decline in physical capabilities. You might wake up one morning and find it extra hard to get out of bed.

Suddenly you can’t bend down to tie up your shoelaces, or gardening, which was once an enjoyable relaxing hobby, has become a chore that you dread due to pain and feeling unstable on your feet.


How to control weight gain during menopause

Why do we gain weight during menopause?

Menopause refers to the final menstrual period a woman will experience and marks the end of a woman’s reproductive life. Most women experience menopause around the age of 50 with peri-menopausal signs and symptoms starting 5-10 years before their final period. One of the main concerns for women throughout peri-menopause to post-menopause is weight gain. So why is it that mid-life women experience this change in body shape? Why is it that younger women tend to store fat around their hips and thighs compared to peri-post menopausal women who store fat more around their abdomen? Why is it that the lifestyle routine you once swore by (eating a healthy diet and completing quality exercise regularly) suddenly doesn’t work anymore? READ MORE

Multiple Sclerosis and the Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) you would be more than aware of the physical and mental impact this disease can have on everyone involved. Rather than simply stating the facts that could be easily googled, the aim of this blog post is to delve into exactly how an individualised exercise program can improve the severity of MS symptoms and improve quality of life.


Osteoporosis: What exercise is best?

Exercise is important throughout our lives but as we age it becomes particularly important for our bones. Bones are living tissue, and just like our heart and muscles, our bones need to be exercised to strengthen them and help prevent decline. The two stages of decline in bone health and density are called osteopenia and osteoporosis.