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Keep moving with NeuroPhysio

Poor balance, weak legs, fatigue and pain can all have a negative impact on your lifestyle. Family time can become limited; employment complicated; and friendships can become hard work. However, with the help of a neurological physiotherapist, you can have a chance at fighting some of your symptoms giving you more confidence in day to day life.

Why NeuroPhysio?

People who use NeuroPhysio have a better quality of life than those who don’t*. It is proven to have a positive impact on their lives.

People who seek to use neurological physiotherapy are looking for the best chance of improving their lifestyle. They want to be able to look after themselves, their families, to work, go on holidays and not feel isolated from the community through a lack of mobility

By minimising their symptoms, people who are struggling break down the barriers that stop them from living their lives as they normally would. This allows them to maximise their independence, travel and spend more worry free, quality time with family and friends.

*From MS Queensland Quality of Life Surveys, 2018-2019

How NeuroPhysio Can Help

Neurological physiotherapists are physiotherapists that are trained to improve and maintain the mobility and function of people with neurological conditions.

One important difference with neurological physiotherapists is the number of problem areas they need to consider and resolve. The brain is the most complex organ of the body controlling most of the activities of the body.

Neurological physiotherapists understand this and have the expertise to assess and develop physical management programs that respect this complexity. Where you might normally expect to seek help with one problem, neurological physiotherapists focus on many problems.

Imagine a doctor having to fix a sore neck, tennis elbow, sore knee, slipped disc and dislocated shoulder all in the same session.

 

It’s that experience with complex neurological conditions, along with state of the art neurologically equipped clinics, that creates positive outcomes for people using neurological physiotherapy.

Remember: Prevention is Best

Even if you feel you’re living well, neurological physiotherapy is aimed at maintaining your ability as much as regaining it. People who use NeuroPhysio early on remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible.

For example, if one day you’re trying to run, but you know you’re not at your best or it doesn’t feel quite right – that’s enough reason to get in touch.

MS can be an unpredictable disease, so if you do experience any (even minor) mobility issues, it’s highly recommended you contact us for a consultation.

What to expect with Neurophysio

Once you call us and book an appointment, the process for working with a Neurophysio is simple.

Step 1 – Getting to know you

Over the course of a couple of visits, your physio will do an in-depth assessment of your symptoms. You’ll also discuss goals for your future sessions. These goals could be any number of things all focused on regaining and retaining the ability to live life as normally as you can.

Are you looking to improve your walking at home or in a busy shopping centre?

Are you finding fatigue and a lack of balance affects your work?

If you’re about to travel overseas, will you be walking on cobblestone roads in London? Or will you be trekking rocky surfaces in New Zealand?

A neurological physiotherapist will identify scenarios that present different challenges for you. They’ll then create a comprehensive therapy program tailored to you.

Step 2 - Personalised sessions

Therapy sessions with a physio are one-on-one sessions aimed at improving function. In these sessions, the physiotherapist will help you by monitoring and improving your movement.

To do this, your physio will use a variety of methods including walking training, balance challenges, cardiovascular fitness work, strength and conditioning and stretching. You might use equipment like parallel bars, treadmills, exercise bikes and balance boards.

Advising on movement changes and adapting to your performance is something only a neurological physiotherapist is trained to do.

Therapy programs generally last for 6-12 weeks, but this can depend on your goals and the progress you make. Depending on your improvement, the physiotherapist will suggest next steps.

Step 3 – Revisit or continued exercise

At this stage, if you need more help in reaching your goals for improvement, your physio may request more visits. If not, you’ll more than likely be transitioned to working with an MS Queensland exercise therapist to maintain movement and function in a plan designed by your physio.

You’ll always be able to revisit your physio if new challenges or scenarios arise that you need support for.

What’s next?

We offer Neurophysio at our wellbeing centres and at the centres of our Neurophysio partners across Queensland. Request a callback now and get started on retaining and regaining your mobility.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you provide?

Our Neurophysio clinics offer the following services:

  • 1 on 1 Neurological Physiotherapy with a neurologically experienced physio in one of our 8 Wellbeing Centres or Neurophysio partner clinics
  • Small physiotherapist led group exercise (3-4 people)
  • 1:1 Exercise Therapy sessions (in clinic, at homes, in community eg accessible pools)
  • My Aged Care and self funded exercise therapist led small exercise groups

Do you do home visits?

Yes. Our neurological physiotherapists are able visit your home if you are local to our wellbeing centres, however this not for ongoing weekly treatment. It’s highly recommended to use our state-of-the-art wellbeing centres to get the most out of therapy. Home visits greatly limit the range of treatments we can offer.

For more information, we can give you a call.

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Where is NeuroPhysio offered?

You can see a full list of where NeuroPhysio is offered from locations on the map below.

How much does it cost?

NeuroPhysio can be funded under both My Aged Care and the NDIS.

The prices are as follows:

  • Physiotherapy for individuals – $193.99 (per/hr)
  • Physiotherapist lead group session – $64.66 (per session/hr)
  • Exercise therapy for individuals (assisting in equipment use under guidance of neurological physiotherapist) – $86.79 (per/hr)
  • Exercise therapy for individuals (supervision of equipment use only) – $56.16 (per/hr)

The NDIS Initial Assessment Service Booking is 10 hours and includes a minimum of two face to face appointments, clinical program planning and the provision of an NDIS Initial Report.

Other Initial Assessment is quoted at $387.98 up to 1.5 hours face to face and a 1 hour ($193.99) follow-up appointment. Additional clinical program development to the value of $387.98 is not funded by private health insurance or the Medicare subsidised Chronic Disease Management Plan appointments.

Length of appointments vary so the cost can vary accordingly

For clarification on cost, please contact our friendly team.

What if I need to cancel?

48 hours notice is required to cancel appointments or a cancellation fee of 90% of the booked appointment will be charged.

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