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Neurological Rehabilitation

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After a life changing event, such as a stroke or spinal cord injury, it’s important to partner with a team of experienced and passionate people who will support you through what may be a long and challenging journey.  

The good news is, our bodies are incredible, and we are learning everyday about what is possible using innovative techniques to tap into the neuroplasticity of our brains.  

By taking a partnership approach, your Neuro specialist will work with you, OT’s, physios, speech pathologists, psychologists and fitness professionals to discover the possibilities of your individual recovery. 

Together, we can determine the therapies and equipment that best suit your needs and your goals. 

Rocky Bay’s Neuro Rehab team support people of all ages who experience a significant and unexpected event, such as a stroke, brain injury, spinal injury and other neurological conditions. They also support people living with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spastic paraparesis.

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All ages
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Diagnosis

  • Batten Disease
  • Brain Injury (Acquired)
  • Brain Tumor
  • Generalised Dystonia
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  • Guilliane Barre Syndrome
  • Hallervorden Spatz Disease
  • Minicore Myopathy
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nemaline Rod Myopathy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spastic Paraparesis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Stroke
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Leading Technology

Rocky Bay has invested in cutting edge technology in the treatment of neuro-related injuries and conditions. 

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bikes

The FES Bike cycling system uses safe, low-current electrical pulses to help improve mobility. It activates paralysed muscles for functional movement, reduces muscle spasms, improves local circulation, facilitates muscle conditioning and maintains an individual’s range of motion. Rocky Bay has FES bikes at our Mosman Park and Mandurah hubs.

NeuroNode Trilogy

Introducing NeuroNode Trilogy, a 3-in-1 device that combines eye gaze, touch control and electromyography (EMG) for faster communication with less fatigue. The device can be used for communication, entertainment, and home comfort controls, such as heating and lighting.

MOTOmed Movement Therapy

The MOTOmed – imagine a modified exercise bike – aids in the rehabilitation of people recovering from neurological conditions, such as stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and paralysis by sustaining and regaining muscles.

Hydrotherapy

Rocky Bay’s hydrotherapy pool, located at Mosman Park, is a calm, controlled environment specially designed for rehabilitation, general therapy and leisure activities. The pool provides a low sensory environment to build on your strength and balance, under the careful support of our neuro rehab experts.

 

Common therapy interventions

Our customers come to Rocky Bay to receive:

Intensive gait, balance and functional mobility retraining
  • Fully accessible hydrotherapy
  • Fully accessible gym equipment
  • Gross motor and strength training
  • Running training
  • Body weight support treadmill training
  • Functional electrical stimulation bike (lower limbs)
  • Serial casting (LL)
  • Prescription of lower limb orthoses such as ankle foot orthoses (AFO).
Upper extremity retraining
  • Task specific retraining
  • Sensory retraining
  • Functional electrical stimulation bike (upper limbs)
  • Graded motor imagery and mirror box therapy
  • Serial casting (UL)
  • Modified constraint induced movement therapy.
Assessment and intervention of communication difficulties

Assessment and intervention of a variety of communication difficulties such as:

  • Aphasia and apraxia of speech
  • Dysarthria
  • Voice.
Cognitive skills training
  • Attention
  • Visual processing
  • Information processing
  • Memory
  • Executive functions.

FAQ

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What is Neurological Rehabilitation?

Neuro Rehabilitation is therapy for conditions that effect the brain and cognitive functions. Using innovative therapy techniques and advanced technology, Rocky Bay therapists can help to retrain our customers’ brains to assist with movement, speech, eating and much more.

Who is it for?

Neuro Rehab is for customers of any age, and is appropriate for a large number of conditions or events including:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spastic paraparesis
  • Any other neurological condition
Where is the service located?

Rocky Bay has neuro specialists at hubs right across the Perth metro area.

What funding is available?

You can access services if you have an NDIS plan, Disability Services Commission funding, Medicare or if you want to fund your own services. We can also support you through the planning process if you do not have a plan already.

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