Exercise has shown to be effective in reducing the impact of the impairments /disabilities and degeneration in a wide range of neurological conditions.
Research has shown that the neural networks stimulated through exercise are capable of change, adaptation and reorganization (neuroplasticity).
Exercise therapy has been shown to maximizes synaptic changes. Age Well For Life EP can help people with a range of neurological conditions perform specific physical tasks that promote positive neural adaptations.
When exercise is introduced at an earlier stage of a progressive disease, progression may be slowed.
There are many neurological/neurodegenerative conditions in which there is evidence that exercise can play a therapeutic role. These include the following;
Stroke & Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Regular physical activity can help improve balance and coordination, reduce the need for assistive devices and enhance the general quality of life of stroke victims. Exercise can also play a vital role in reducing the risk of having another stroke.
Age Well For Life Exercise Physiology can help stroke patients undertake the most appropriate evidence based exercise intervention, based on the type and severity of the stroke.
Age Well For Life EP will also undertake a thorough assessment to gain a greater understanding of the person’s capacity for motor skill learning and functional capacity while taking into account the prevalence of other health conditions.
Exercise, particularly resistance training has been shown to improve function in people with cerebral palsy.
The benefits of regular physical activity for individuals with cerebral palsy include an improved sense of wellness and body image and increased capacity to perform activities of daily living.
Exercise may also lessen the severity of some symptoms, such as spasticity and athetosis.
Age Well For Life Exercise Physiology understands that cerebral palsy can certainly make exercise more challenging.
Age Well For Life EP strives to provide specific and safe evidence based exercise prescription that aims to improve your symptoms and make it easier to perform activities of daily living.
Get in touch today determine what type of exercise is best for you and to assist in designing and motivating you to follow a program that accommodates your individual needs and concerns.
Exercise can benefit people with Parkinson’s disease by increasing fitness which in turn may protect against many complications of the disease. For example, better mobility may improve quality of life and prolong independent living.
Exercise may also have positive effects on mood, improve brain function and make drug therapy more effective.
Age Well For Life EP is university trained to prescribe evidence based exercise therapy which is both safe and effective.
Age Well For Life EP understands that everyone is unique and strive to assist in designing a program that accommodates your individual needs and concerns.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease in which brain cells are destroyed causing a loss of cognitive, memory and physical function.
AD mostly affects older people and is the leading cause of dementia (50–70% of cases). Approximately 267,000 Australians had dementia in 2011 and this number is expected to increase to 553,000 people by 2030 and 943,000 people by 2050.
One of the reasons for the increase in Alzheimer’s disease incidence is Australia’s aging population.
The risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are largely associated with reduced physical activity levels.
Age Well For Life EP strictly adheres to evidence based exercise guidelines to ensure our clients are safe and ultimately we strive to increase our clients quality of life.
Age Well For Life EP is trained to provide safe and effective exercise that aims to:
- Slow the progression of AD in people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment
- Improve physical and mental function
- Slow or reverse the muscle wasting often associated with advanced disease
- Improve mood and depression in patients with existing disease
- Decrease behavioural problems in people with advanced disease.
In the past the prevailing medical opinion was that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) should avoid exercise as it could somehow be detrimental to ones health.
However, there is now great evidence that exercise improves fitness and function in mild MS and maintains function for people with moderate to severe disability.
Age Well For Life EP can assist those with MS improve muscle function, exercise tolerance and mobility-related activities in addition to improving mood and general well-being.
Please contact us for more information or to book an appointment.
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