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Posted May 14, 2018 | Category: Parkinsons, Uncategorized

In the field of Parkinson’s therapy, there’s a bit of a mini revolution coming on the past few years around dancing. Finally, therapy get sexy!

Professor Meg Morris is a world renowned Australian physiotherapist and researcher who is looking into the effectiveness and development of tango classes in treating posture and movement disorder in Parkinson’s. They run classes in Melbourne already.

Posted May 07, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

This Sunday the 18th of February 2018, the Australian Bobath Tutors Association (ABTA) will be hosting the inaugural Bobath Conference at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. This oversubscribed event has attracted a lot of buzz nationally, as it ties in with Mary Lynch-Ellerington’s last visit to Australia. Mary is a senior Bobath instructor from the UK, who teaches widely internationally and has applied and taught the Bobath concept to an exceptionally high standard.

Posted May 07, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Having just spent an entire weekend in sunny Brisbane, I would like to share what I have learnt on my first Bobath Tutor training module. Being in the calibre of 1 of 6 experienced and skilled clinicians in Australia in the Bobath Concept, it was certainly nerve-wrecking to step it up another notch at our first weekend learning retreat!

Posted May 07, 2018 | Category: Ataxia, Dementia, Uncategorized

Sometimes, doing so much is actually detrimental for our patients and I can think of one classic example being balance retraining. Too often I have seen balance retraining classes that lack specificity and clear clinical reasoning, and there are a multiple people standing at different stations doing what looks to be part strengthening, part balance and part leisure. Neither one of those activities seem particularly challenging or targeted to the person’s impairments.

Posted May 07, 2018 | Category: Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tumours

Research continues to advocate for the plasticity of our brains, that brain structure can be altered in response to physiotherapy. This article with discuss the evolution of this idea and key principles around how the brain can change itself, giving you a greater understanding of the concept of neuroplasticity.

Posted May 07, 2018 | Category: Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury

The hand is a wonderful piece of human engineering, allowing us to be dexterous and functional. In rehabilitation, there is a tendency to treat the hand like a robotic tool that primarily serves to reach and grasp, but in truth we do so much more with them than that.

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