Concentric Rehabilitation Centre is Sydney’s first rehabilitation centre specialising in the management of neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation for those aged 50+. We have some of the latest technological advancements to ensure you get the best stroke rehabilitation possible.
After recognising a gap in the in the management of neurological conditions such as stroke following discharge from hospital, Nicholas Young and his team established the centre to provide first class on-going rehabilitation to those in the inner west of Sydney and surrounds.
For those that are aiming to maximise their chances of a stroke recovery, Concentric Rehabilitation Centre has designed a number of rehabilitation protocols based on its ‘7 principles of stroke rehabilitation’.
This the first of two articles, with the first 3 principles discussed below:
The First Three Principles Of Stroke Rehabilitation
1. Repetition is the KEY to recovery
Stroke rehabilitation at Concentric Rehabilitation Centre is focused around the principle of neuroplasticity. The best way to understand neuroplasticity, is that your brain has the ability to rewire itself and relearn a skill which you may have lost following your stroke. However it is important to note, that neuroplasticity is only possible with repetition.
And one or two repetitions won’t cut it, at Concentric Rehabilitation Centre, we maximise your chances of a stroke recovery by getting you to perform hundreds upon hundreds of repetitions.
2. Repetition + Consistency = neuroplasticity
Unless those thousands of repetitions are performed consistently, then neuroplasticity will not occur. There is no use just performing 10,000 repetitions on one day, and then nothing again for the next month. You need to make sure that you perform multiple repetitions of an activity, as regularly as possible. This is the only way that you will fire up the little connections in your brain and start to get movement back into your limbs.
3. Formal rehabilitation needs to be compounded by informal rehabilitation
Formal rehabilitation is what you will get when you come to Concentric Rehabilitation, that is, a one-on-one session with a physiotherapist, in which your impairments are addressed, and we create a structured program for you to complete in order to maximise your stroke recovery.
However, there is a lot of extra time outside of your formal rehabilitation that you want to be using to maximise your chances of a stroke recovery. For example, using your affected limb when stirring the pot while cooking, or brushing your hair. Turning your activities of daily living into an opportunity for rehabilitation massively increases the activation of neurons and in-turn increases the likelihood of a stroke recovery.
So there you have it, the first three principles that we at Concentric Rehabilitation Centre focus our protocols on. Repetition and Consistency, as well as Formal and Informal rehabilitation, are crucial aspects that you must implement in order to maximise your stroke recovery.
Stay tuned for next week’s blog where I will discuss the final four principles which form our 7 principles of stroke recovery.
If you would like to find out more about stroke recovery, I have created an e-book on “The Top 5 Things You Need To Know To Maximise Your Recovery Following A Stroke”. Simply contact me at the clinic to get yourself a copy or visit our facebook page and leave a comment at www.facebook.com/concentricrehab