Category: Stroke

Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain Injury Awareness week is on this week 15th – 21st August and is focused on bringing light to ‘young stroke’.

In Australia there is approximately 60,000 new strokes every year. Stroke is typically seen to occur in older adults however statistics show one in every five strokes happens to a person aged under 55.

Stroke can have a significant impact on the life of the individual, effecting daily skills that we take for granted like walking or saying ‘good morning’. Sometimes there are symptoms of stroke that go unnoticed like, recalling day to day information, frequency of mood changes, and sleep disturbances.

We have years of experience working with clients who have suffered a stroke and find communication, mobility and or cognitive tasks difficult. Using thorough assessments and detailed program development we address specific rehabilitation and recovery goals through the use of music. Specialising in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of how music is used to address specific needs. Through expert clinical knowledge and experience our clinicians provide evidence-based treatment processes and procedures aligning with the National Stroke Guidelines.

We provide individual and group based therapy programs. If you are interested in knowing more about how we can support your stroke recovery please contact us.

World Music Therapy Day

To celebrate World Music Therapy Day, we thought we would ask our very own Music Therapist, Heidi a few questions about music …

Tune in for Best health

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