Yoga for Neurological Conditions

Our physiotherapists have an expertise in neurological rehabilitation

We offer Neurological Rehabilitation services to improve quality of life, functional abilities and independence for people with the following conditions but not limited to:

·         Acquired Brain Injuries

·         Strokes

·         Cerebral Palsy

·         Multiple Sclerosis

·         Parkinson's Disease

·         Spinal Cord Injuries

·         Motor Neuron Disease

·         Huntington's Disease

·         Guillian-Barre Syndrome

·         Vestibular Conditions

·         Corticobasal Degeneration

 

Our therapists have experience working with people with complex neurological issues and movements disorders related to spasticity, dystonia, ataxia and rigidity.

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Yoga may be the missing link to stroke survivors' rehabilitation

One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime [1].

That’s about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes. 
Worldwide, stroke is the second most common cause of premature death, after heart disease, and is the leading cause of disability among adults [2].

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Yoga for parkinson's disorder

Four specific exercise based PD treatments backed by level 2 evidence have been recommended:

  • Cuing strategies to improve gait
  • Cognitive movement strategies to improve transfers
  • Exercises to improve balance
  • Mobility and strength exercises to improve physical capacity
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Yoga and cognitive function

A 2012 study identified significant differences in gray matter volume and self-reported cognitive failures between hatha yoga practitioners and a sample of well-matched controls such that yoga practitioners exhibited volumetrically larger brain structures and fewer lapses in executive function in daily life