Our team provide a friendly, innovative, supportive rehabilitation service that aims to provide high quality accessible rehabilitation to encourage independence and work towards achieving personal and functional goals in a supportive and holistic approach by experienced therapists and current research.
Rehabilitation is using exercise and activity to maintain and improve current levels of function. We can provide one off sessions for advice and maintenance or we can work with you for longer periods to work towards your goals.
What to expect, your therapist will:
Assess your condition and help you understand your diagnosis
Listen to your needs and help you work towards your goals no matter how big or small
Use current research and evidence based assessment and treatment techniques
Provide you with a individualised programme that takes in to account your individual situation
Work with you as part of your health care team and work in conjunction with your other healthcare professionals to maximise your care
Vestibular Disorders causing symptoms of dizziness, vertigo and unsteadiness, cause a huge impact on a person's daily life. Some conditions that cause vestibular symptoms are Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Labyrinthitis or Vestibular Neuritis, Meineres disease, Migraine related vestibular dysfunction, Traumatic Brain Injuries.
There is strong evidence to support that canal repositioning techniques for BPPV and exercises for other vestibular disorders are effective at reducing symptoms of vestibular disorders and improved function. Our team has experience in vestibular rehabilitation. Please contact me for further information or an appointment.
Reduced balance and falls can occur for many different reasons, but they all can result in a reduced confidence and difficulty completing your daily activities, we want to help improve your confidence and your balance.
We offer a range of services that are tailored to help you become and remain independent in your own home these include:
- Falls risk assessment and advice on correct mobility aids as needed
- Individualised exercise programmes
- Otago Falls Prevention Programme
- Assessment of your home environment to discuss risks and potential hazards
- Specific falls and balance advise for patients with neurological conditions, arthritic conditions and general balance and mobility issues
Otago Falls Programme (OEP)
This is a twelve month programme that is run in your own home, where an exercise programme is tailored to your needs from a selection of exercises that has been well researched to be effective at improving balance and confidence with mobility. Contact us for more information.
"The OEP is the result of over a decade of research by the New Zealand Falls Prevention Research Group (NZFPRG) at the University of Otago Medical School. The OEP is a home based falls programme that includes lower limb strengthening and balance and stretches.
"The OEP was developed specifically to prevent falls in older community dwelling people. It has been tested in four separate controlled trials which included over 1,000 people aged from 65 to 97 living in nine New Zealand towns and cities". It has been shown to reduce the risk of having a fall by 35% and reduces the severity of falls
Contact for an appointment
Sarah Hopkins Phone 09 424 3254 Mobile 0221270098 Email Sarah@hibiscusneurorehab.co.nz