Elevate Neuro Rehab Sunshine Coast

Intensive Therapy Programs

Discover the Power of Intensive Therapy

At Elevate Neuro Rehab, located in the heart of Sunshine Coast, Australia, we specialize in providing cutting-edge intensive therapy programs for individuals recovering from stroke, brain injury, or other neurological conditions. Our mission is to harness the wonders of neuroplasticity—the brain’s incredible ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections—and help our clients achieve life-changing improvements.

What is Intensive Therapy?

Intensive therapy in the context of neurorehabilitation involves a focused and rigorous approach to therapy. Unlike traditional models where therapy sessions might be once a week, intensive therapy programs are designed to provide multiple therapy sessions over a shorter period. This concentrated effort helps to maximize the brain’s ability to adapt and recover, offering a more dynamic and effective route to rehabilitation.

Intensive Therapy for Arm and Hand Rehabilitation

For individuals with neurological conditions, intensive upper limb therapy can be especially beneficial. Evidence based intenisve programs such as Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is listed as a ‘strong recommendation’ by the National Stroke Guidelines for people who meet the criteria. 

 Our intensive programs incorporate several evidence-based interventions:

  1. Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT): CIMT involves restricting the use of the unaffected limb, compelling the individual to use the affected limb. This technique has been shown to significantly improve upper limb function by promoting neuroplasticity and motor recovery (Wolf et al., 2008).
  2. Bimanual Therapy: This approach focuses on tasks that require the use of both hands, helping to improve coordination and strength in the affected limb. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of bimanual therapy in enhancing functional outcomes in individuals with hemiparesis (Charles & Gordon, 2007).
  3. Electrical Stimulation: The use of electrical stimulation can enhance muscle activation and strength in the affected limb. Research indicates that electrical stimulation combined with task-specific practice can lead to significant improvements in motor function (Thorsen et al., 2013).
  4. Task-Specific Practice: Engaging in repetitive, goal-directed tasks helps to reinforce neural pathways and improve functional abilities. Task-specific practice has been identified as a crucial component of effective neurorehabilitation (Winstein et al., 2016).

Why Intensive Therapy?

For individuals with neurological conditions, the benefits of intensive therapy can be profound. By engaging in more frequent and repetitive tasks, the brain is encouraged to form new connections more rapidly. This accelerates the recovery process and improves overall function. Intensive therapy can also lead to quicker improvements, which can significantly enhance quality of life.

Our intensive programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring that every session is maximally effective. Frequent sessions provide consistent support and motivation, helping clients stay committed and positive about their rehabilitation journey.

Why Choose Elevate Neuro Rehab?

At Elevate Neuro Rehab, we are dedicated to offering the highest standard of care through our intensive therapy programs. Our experienced and compassionate team of occupational therapists utilizes the latest techniques and technologies to help you or your loved one achieve remarkable outcomes. Our team has extensive experience and specialized training in neurorehabilitation, ensuring that you receive the best possible care.

Change Your Life with Intensive Therapy

Understanding the importance of intensive therapy is the first step towards a transformative recovery journey. At Elevate Neuro Rehab, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our intensive therapy programs can help you regain independence, improve your quality of life, and rediscover the joys of everyday activities.

Discover the difference that intensive therapy can make. Contact Elevate Neuro Rehab today and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future.

Elevate Neuro Rehab: Empowering Your Recovery, One Step at a Time.


References:

  • Wolf, S. L., Winstein, C. J., Miller, J. P., Taub, E., Uswatte, G., Morris, D., … & Thompson, P. A. (2008). Retention of upper limb function in stroke survivors who have received constraint-induced movement therapy: the EXCITE randomised trial. The Lancet Neurology, 7(1), 33-40.
  • Charles, J. R., & Gordon, A. M. (2007). A critical review of constraint-induced movement therapy and forced use in children with hemiplegia. Neural Plasticity, 2007.
  • Thorsen, R., Cortesi, M., & Martelli, D. (2013). Functional electrical stimulation reinforced tenodesis effect for hand opening: feasibility study. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 50(10), 1439-1450.
  • Winstein, C. J., Stein, J., Arena, R., Bates, B., Cherney, L. R., Cramer, S. C., … & Zorowitz, R. D. (2016). Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, 47(6), e98-e169

Our team of experienced occupational therapists offer:

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)

SENSe Program (retraining sensation)

Bimanual therapy



Cognitive Rehabilitation

Robotic assisted therapy

Goal directed training to improve function and motor skills for everyday tasks

Support with therapy programs alongside botulinum-toxin treatments