Let us help you actively manage your Parkinson's disease.
At Hibiscus Neuro Rehab we believe that it is easier to maintain than to regain function. We work with our Parkinson's clients to proactively manage their condition no matter the stage of their condition.
Current research is showing that by using vigorous exercise you can potentially slow the progression of your Parkinson’s disease. Medical intervention at present can only help with alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
It has long been known that exercises is important for health, it lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, helps mood and sleep and is now even shown to improve memory.
As Physiotherapists we teach patients to use exercise and therapy that is neuro active, which is exercise to improve the brain and how to put neuro active exercise into everyday life.
We help you make the changes needed to slow down the progression of Parkinson’s. We show you how your activity choices need to be very deliberate and this can take a lot of hard work and effort that pays off.
When we prescribe exercise programs, we incorporate seven core principles;
Power – Moving big and forcefully High Effort – each movement needs to be at an 80% effort level to obtain the correct output and make brain changes Challenging – Exercises need to challenge you both physically and cognitively to stimulate brain changes Specific – The exercise you do needs to be specific to your impairments, working on what is hard for you will make the most changes that are going to improve your life. It also needs to be adapted to your body and specific injuries or health concerns. Salience – The exercises must bring meaning to your life and your reason for exercising Fun – You can put the principles into your favorite routine once you know what you are doing, if you enjoy it you will stick with it. Frequency – Exercise must be done daily, unfortunately with a progressive condition it doesn’t stop so you can’t.
Our role is to incorporate these principles into specific exercises, and work with you to help you recognize and self-reflect on how to put these principles into your daily life it is these little, deliberate and constant movement changes that create the change you too can have.
In addition to becoming more neuro active, it is also recommended that you also participate in cardiovascular exercise that gets you out of breath. This type of whole-body exercise has been shown to be Neuroprotective or Brain protective, further slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s.
Our first recommendation is that you see a Physiotherapist skilled in managing patients newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease so you can partner with them and learn the skills you need to effectively manage your condition.
The team at Hibiscus Neuro Rehab, have over 25+ years experience in neurological rehabilitation and can help start your rehab journey today with up to date knowledge and passion for working with people with Parkinson’s.
We offer assessment and ongoing monitoring of your condition as well as tailored rehabilitation programmes to get you started or help enhance your current programme.
Book a free 15 minute consultation to find out how we can help you with your Parkinson's today
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Out of courtesy to your therapist, and other clients who may be waiting for an appointment, please inform us of cancellations as soon as possible.
Cancellations Charges: Short notice cancellations within 48 hours of your appointment or reschedules will incur a late cancellation fee of 60%.
For block bookings, one session will be deducted for three cancelled appointments.
Please be aware that ACC does not cover all cancelled appointments.
How to Cancel Your Appointment If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us at 09 424 3254 between the hours of 8am – 5pm. If necessary, you may leave a detailed voicemail message. We will return your call as soon as possible. Late Cancellations/No-Shows A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled less than 48 hours before the appointed time. A no-show is when a patient misses an appointment without cancelling. In either case, we will charge the patient a 60% missed appointment fee.