Neurological Rehabilitation

The physiotherapists at Nowra Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic have a specialised skill set and are trained in the Carr and Shepherd approach(1)  to assess and treat adults with neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, spinal cord injury and brain injury.

Neurological rehabilitation can help with;

  • Walking problems
  • Muscle problems
  • Functional problems
  • Spasticity
  • Sensory problems
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • “Freezing”
  • Falls

For an appointment please call 4423 5757.

  1. Carr and Shepherd approach – Used to enhance functional movement (i.e. walking), this practical method emphasises motor relearning (movement relearning) by practicing task-specific motor activities (movements) while sitting, standing, or walking. The physiotherapist analyses each task, to determine which components of the task/movement the patient cannot perform or has difficulty performing, then trains the patient in those movements/components of the task, and ensures carryover of this training into the movement during daily activities.   This relies not on performing movements 100% correctly but repeatedly rehearsing them to achieve the goal.