Q) I am looking for a rehabilitation centre option for someone who has had a stroke – what should I look for in a rehabilitation clinic?
Ans.) when evaluating a potential rehabilitation clinic, it is important to ensure that it practices evidence based therapy . This means treatment methodologies that are based on scientific research, not on unfounded that’s the way we have always done thing s clinical practices.
Q) Is it possible to see improvement in physical abilities even years post stroke?
Ans.) years ago , it was believed that improvement in physical abilities post –stroke was limited to a number of months or a year . So much has been learned about” neuroplasticity “ ( basically the brain’s ability to adapt through changes in the neural pathways and synapses )in the intervening years. NeuroGym techniques and tools are designed to help maximize the plastic process in the brain by ensuring that:
- Movement is patient –initiated (passive movement will do little to advance neuroplasticity)
- Speed –sensitive – moving to particular target and at particular speeds.
- Intensive – changing neurals pathways require extensive practice – we have the equipment and experience to make this possible and effective.
Q) My child has significant motor coordination problems- is there anything that can help?
Ans.) Yes NeuroGym Rehab is a mobility enabling centre that can improve the motor deficit underlying coordination / balance problems through effective training strength, Balance, Control and coordination.This type of training can significantly help improve the motor deficit.
Q) I have just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Would attending a Rehab centre will change anything?
Ans.) Multiple Sclerosis is a complex disease process with varying degree of progression. In general, though maintaining strength and mobility can be key to slowing the effect of the motor deterioration. Rehabilitation program has had outstanding results in the last 2 decades treating people with MS to slow the decline and in some cases even improve strength, range of motion and balance so that function is improved and the sequelae reduced.
Q) My partner has Parkinson’s Disease, what type of therapy would he get at Rehabilitation centre?
Ans.) Regular exercise is crucial for maintaining Balance, mobility and daily living activities. There is a growing consensus among researchers in the medical and Rehabilitation fields that effective exercise are important for both symptom management (gait,tremor,balance & coordination , grip strength etc.) and possibility for slowing disease progression. We have worked with individuals with Parkinson’s disease for many years and have the enabling equipment to allow for safe, effective practice of motor challenging tasks.
Q) I have sustained peripheral nerve damaged in a car accident and have limited use of my hand and arm. What type of therapy would be available to me at Rehabilitation centre?
Ans.) The hand centre at rehabilitation program is a new service that’s is specially equipped with leading edge technology such as advance biofeedback as well as saebo technology and muscle stimulation. In Addition, We have the continuum of equipment available at Rehabilitation, So that as movement and motor control is established, we can advance to more complex biofeedback training as well as functional strength training.
Q) I hear lot “evidence -based” Rehabilitation program – What is it and is your clinic “evidence –based”?
Ans.) “Evidence –based “means based on rigorous scientific research .For many years ,neuro Rehabilitation was based on convention (i.e. therapists practiced either familiar methods that had never been rigorously tested or the latest “fad “ Treatment that may have had an equally weak theoretical background). While many clinics now claim to provide “evidence based “therapy, he term has, unfortunately, become a ‘buzz word ‘without the necessary substance. Rehabilitation program was born in a science background and always stresses the importance of analytical thinking when applying a treatment regime and producing measurable quantifiable results.
Q) I’m a senior and I feel that my physical strength, balance and endurance is deteriorating to the extent that I’m having increasing difficulty managing tasks at home. Would rehab program make a difference for me?
Ans.) Absolutely There is clear scientific evidence that advances in strength, mobility and balance can be achieved even in individuals in their 90’s. We have the know-how and the equipment to design a safe, effective program to help individual regain strength and mobility and improve balance skills. These abilities are crucial to maintaining functional independence at home and for preventing falls or injuries.