The 27 Challenge - Fight MND (Simon's Story) Simon's Diagnosis Simon was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) about 15 months ago. Simon and his young family had their lives turned upside down, moving back to Australia from their home in Singapore to be closer to extended family. Motor neurone [...]
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Persistent, Postural, Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) What is PPPD? PPPD is defined as persistent non- vertiginous dizziness or unsteadiness lasting for 3 months or more. Symptoms are present most days and may increase through the day but more also vary in intensity. Flare ups may occur spontaneously or with sudden movement. [...]
Menieres Disease What is Meniere's Disease? Meniere's disease is a disorder of fluid balance within the inner ear where there is too much endolymphatic fluid present. The usual onset of symptoms is between 40 to 65 years of age and it affects up to 0.1% of the population. Prior to [...]
Dizziness after stroke. A stroke can affect the parts of the brain which control your vestibular system. This system helps maintain balance and eye movements and includes specific areas of your brain and inner ear. Problems with any parts of the vestibular system can cause dizziness, nausea, [...]
Learning to live with Multiple Sclerosis In 2016 Fiona contacted ARC with hopes for assistance in managing her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and challenges associated with her condition. Six years on, she is still a regular attendee at the clinic and, more recently via Zoom, and we’d like to share a [...]
Fatigue & Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) My muscles feel very tired and heavy, particularly after physical activity. I feel an overwhelming sense of physical exhaustion. I wake up tired and feel very tired after doing my normal daily activities. I find it increasingly difficult to concentrate and keep up [...]
The Late Effects of Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome – a Neuro Physio’s Advice. Polio is an infectious viral disease that invades the nervous system; it can cause total paralysis in only a matter of hours. Symptoms associated with the virus include fever, vomiting and muscles stiffness, with 1-2% of cases [...]
Cerebral Palsy and Ageing. By Katharina Brassington What is Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a non-progressive disorder of the Central Nervous System (CNS), acquired in early childhood or even before birth. It is caused by damage to the fetal or infant brain, for example, due to a stroke [...]
For stroke victims in Sydney new breakthrough program hands up is turning rehab into a game. What is Hands Up? Our breakthrough stroke therapy program, HANDS UP INTENSIVE, has launched in St, Leonards, Sydney. This is the first program of its kind in Australia to employ such a high-tech boot [...]
Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain After Stroke Good shoulder stability is a prerequisite for practical hand function and performing multiple tasks involving reaching, ambulation, and activities of daily living. A common sequela of stroke is hemiplegic shoulder pain, with some studies reporting an incidence of 84%. The usual onset is 2-3 months [...]