Exercise-based rehabilitation programs (NeuroMoves)
NeuroMoves is an intensive, one-on-one program that aims to assist a person with neurological/musculoskeletal conditions to maximise their functional ability and lead a more independent life. The program can assist people with a range of conditions including spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, stroke and cerebral palsy.
This exercise-based rehabilitation program is delivered on behalf of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA). Our Brisbane fitness and rehabilitation facility @The Gym, is the only NeuroMoves site in Queensland.
Each client’s program is individually tailored with the aim of developing skills necessary to achieve functional goals. Sessions can be 1-3 hours in duration and may involve strengthening the core/trunk, upper and lower limbs; whole body coordination; partial or full weight-bearing activities; balance, stability and postural control exercises; and gait training – depending on the client’s needs and goals.
Activity Based Therapy (ABT) – (2 hour sessions are recommended)
An intensive one-on-one program designed to maximise functional recovery and independence. Each client’s program is individually tailored with the aim of developing the skills necessary to achieve functional goals. Sessions may involve strengthening the core/trunk, upper and lower limbs; whole body coordination; partial or full weight-bearing activities; balance, stability and postural control exercises; and gait training.
Locomotor Training – 1 ½ hour session
LT is an intensive program involving a body weight supported harness system, a treadmill and manual guidance from therapists to assist a person through the motion of walking and help the nervous system relearn motor patterns associated with walking.
Kids – (1 ½hour session recommended)
Our Kids program is a specialist program adapted specifically for children. We work to maximise functional potential through fun and engaging activity based therapy. We work closely with families, specialist doctors, hospital staff and community therapists as there is a large variance in children’s needs as they grow and develop in both mind and body.
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) – Initial Assessment and 6 monthly assessments
FES is a rehabilitation technique that uses pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves (the neurons that connect the spinal cord to muscles) generating muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity. FES is applied using adhesive pads placed over the muscle to be activated and creates patterned movement in the arms, legs and trunk during cycling on the RTI300 bike.
After clients have attend Activity Based Therapy sessions, therapists can prescribe an individualised exercise program including a manual with images of yourself completing the prescribed activities, to assist with completing exercises at home.