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Spine injuries

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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 be traumatic…

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Stroke Rehab

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Upper Limb Rehab After Strokes How can the upper limb be affected by a 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…

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Understanding stroke could save your life

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Stroke Effects and Recovery 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…

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Autism

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What is Autism? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that refers to a broad range of symptoms that can impact an individual across any range of daily life activities including communication, social interactions, thinking and behaviour. This diversity is why we refer to Autism in terms of a spectrum. Every person with…

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Managing Cancer

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Why cancer research is so 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…

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Autoimmune diseases

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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.…

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Sleep Awareness

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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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Charcot-Marie-Tooth

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What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease? Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is used to describe a range of various inherited genetic disorders that affect the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that stretch from our spine to the distal parts of our body and control movement and sensation. Who discovered Charcot-Marie-Tooth? CMT takes its name from the three doctors…

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Case Study – Power Wheelchair

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Meet one of our participants with a great assistive technology outcome. Mrs. J is a local Sunshine Coast participant.  She was referred to SSRG for a new power wheelchair and pressure cushion through NDIS. At the time of the referral, Mrs. J had an aged standard manual wheelchair and a foam cushion which was no…

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Wheelchair Scripting

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What wheelchair is right for me? Wheelchairs are far more than just a means of transport.  Whether you are a part time or full-time wheelchair user, there are things that need to be done to make sure that your wheelchair is going to suit your individual needs.  In a real sense, a wheelchair is an…

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