With over 20,000 Australians living with a spinal cord injury, the NeuroMoves program is innovative and evidence-based to help improve lives. In this post, we’ll take you through the ins and outs of the program. During which this post will show you how it can support you or a loved one with a spinal cord injury.

NeuroMoves Program Shows the Power of Exercise and Movement for People with SCI

What is NeuroMoves program?

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) developed the NeuroMoves program to make each Australian living with a spinal cord injury improve their everyday life. Based on the latest research and data, the program utilises scientific exercise and movement to help improve all parts of the body.

NeuroMoves has a fantastic group of highly trained and experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists specialising in spinal cord injuries. Our team works with each patient to develop a tailored exercise plan to suit their goals and function. 

The program can support a range of conditions, including:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Transverse myelitis

What can you expect by being part of NeuroMoves?

Fun and active! Our NeuroMoves program is engaging and challenging. We use it as a chance to improve you physically and mentally! Let’s run through the improvements with some of our current clients:

Georgina

Georgina has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and cannot stand without support. Since joining NeuroMoves, she is now running through some tennis drills with her therapist to improve her leg strength, particularly in her weaker left leg. She has been channeling her inner Ash Barty with some overhead smashes! See Georgina in action here.

Jin

Jin lives with a T4 spinal cord injury and relies on his core and back muscles to maintain his balance and posture while sitting. Since working with us at NeuroMoves, Jin can lean forwards and backwards while catching and throwing a ball to engage his trunk muscles through a broader range of motion. Jin plans to improve his posture and balance further this year as he works towards regaining his driver’s license! See Jin in action here.

Ian

Ian experienced a stroke and found dual tasking difficult (the motion of doing two things at one time). The effects of the stroke mean he has reduced his ability to split his attention between the physical task of navigating obstacles while mentally controlling his motion.

Since joining NeuroMoves, his goal has been to improve his ability to carry a drink while navigating an obstacle course, which is usually made up of his grandkids’ toys at home. He has been charging towards his goal! See Ian in action here

How can I get involved in NeuroMoves program?

If you or a loved one wants to get involved, we always begin with completing an intake form. In addition, our NeuroMoves team need your medical history and a medical clearance form from your health professional.

Then you will work with our health professionals to develop a plan. We can help you achieve your goals and feel happier and fitter!

Furthermore, it can be run online via telehealth, in the comfort of your home or in one of our 16 specialised gyms and clinics.

Get Started at NeuroMoves Today

Our fantastic, caring and supportive team at NeuroMoves is ready to get you started on a fun, exciting road of movement.

Exercise is truly a form of medicine and is a great way to bring more joy and movement into everyone’s life! Getting in touch is easy – click here to complete form!

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