Coma Arousal

Why is coma Arousal therapy needed?

  • Some patients wake spontaneously, some don’t
  • These patients are (and need to be) designated as “rehab” but will not be a priority in a busy rehab unit where other patients are making daily gains
  • People in comas have specific and different needs compared to other patients
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Assessment after personal injury

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A Physiotherapy Perspective Purpose of the talk: This talk is not intended to teach physiotherapists how to conduct medicolegal assessment and then produce a report. When I started thinking about the physical assessment of an individual, I thought of all the parts of...

Expert Testimony

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Client Review

Client Review

Kind words from our beloved client Hayley Barinin: HOW CAN I THANK YOU How can I thank you for fixing a broken woman. How can I thank for relieving and bettering my stiffness and pain. How can I thank you for restoring dignity, giving me a sense of worth and making me...

Truths About Toe-Walking

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      Truths About Toe Walking BELOW ARE SOME USEFUL AND HELPFUL TRUTHS ABOUT TOE WALKING!!   Helpful Truths about TOE WALKING   Toe walking is not a sign of strong calf muscles. Regardless of the advice you may get from family or friends, 2.This could possibly...

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          Movement for Good Health – 10 May 2020Normally, the South African Society of Physiotherapy celebrates Movement for Good Health around 10 May. But this year, they have moved this celebration forward. Because we’re all stuck at home and asking ourselves, how...

What is a Coma?

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A coma is described as a deep state of unconsciousness which the person cannot be woken from even by painful stimulus or shaking and shouting. The person will not respond “normally” to light or sound, does not have a “normal” wake-sleep cycle and does not try to move...

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