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Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

Inherited Conditions with Fragile X Gene Fragile X-associated Disorders are a term given to a range of inherited conditions that occur as a result of alterations in the FMR1 gene (Fragile X gene). It is estimated in Australia, 1 child per week is born fully affected by Fragile X syndrome and 20 are born carriers…

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Spinal Cord Injury and Assistive Technology

Wheelchair

Living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to independently participate in everyday activities. Read more about Spinal Cord Injury here > One of the ways that Occupational Therapists (OT) can assist those with a SCI improve their independence and participation, is through the prescription of equipment…

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

What is spinal cord injury? A spinal cord injury (SCI) is caused from damage to the spinal cord which results in a loss of movement and sensation below the level of the injury.  Spinal cord injury can occur when the spinal cord is severed, compressed or bruised which disrupts blood and oxygen supply. SCI can…

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Upper Limb Rehab After Stroke

Upper Limb Rehab Stroke

How can the upper limb be affected after stroke? Everyone’s experience of stroke is unique, however there are some common effects of stroke to the upper limb (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand) that can impact on a person’s ability to complete daily living tasks. Read more about what a stroke is, it’s effects and recovery in…

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Stroke Effects and Recovery

Stroke

What is a stroke caused by? A stroke is a medical condition caused by the disruption of blood supply to the brain; either via: a broken or burst blood vessel …this is called a haemorrhagic stroke; or by a blood vessel being blocked by a clot …this is called an ischaemic stroke. This disruption of…

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Autism NDIS Treatment Overview

Autism

Did you know: The prevalence of Autism in Australia has risen from 1 in 100 to 1 in 70 people.  So, does this mean Autism is on the rise in Australia? Not necessarily – find out why, and how NDIS funding can be used to help adults with ASD. What is Autism? Autism, or Autism…

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Managing Cancer

Cancer

Why cancer research is important. The latest statistics from the Australian Cancer Council report over 140,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year alone, with 1 in 2 Australian men and women expected to be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Which cancer is most common? Non-melanoma skin cancer is believed to be the most prevalent diagnosis in Australia.…

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Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive Impairment

What are the symptoms of cognitive impairment? How many times have you forgotten an important date, had to look up your own phone number or had a word on the tip of your tongue but struggled to find it?  We all joke about getting older and being forgetful, but when is it time to become…

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Parkinsons Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Did you know: Someone in Australia is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 47 minutes. Over 70,000 Australians have Parkinson’s Disease.  Once thought to be a geriatric condition, we now know that approximately 15% of people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease are of working age and nearly 3% are aged between 30-40 years.  Parkinson’s disease…

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Sleep Awareness

When is sleep awareness week? August 5th – 11th is the Australian Sleep Health Foundation Sleep Awareness Week for 2019.  This year’s theme for Sleep Awareness Week in Australia is “Sleep on it – memory and problem solving”. We know good quality sleep plays a major role in our ability to learn, to think clearly…

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