Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions are disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and/or the network of nerves throughout the body. These conditions can impact various functions like movement, coordination, vision, hearing, cognition, behaviour, and sensation, ranging from sudden onset conditions like stroke to progressive diseases like Parkinson’s and everything in between.


How our Exercise Physiologists can help:

    • Assessment: Our experienced exercise physiologists will conduct a 60-minute comprehensive evaluation, including medical history, review of diagnostic tests, assessment of neurological deficits, functional abilities, exercise capacity, and quality of life measures.
    • Exercise Prescription: Based on the assessment, an individualised exercise program is developed tailored to the specific neurological condition, symptoms, limitations, and goals. This may involve aerobic, strength, balance, and functional training exercises.
    • Rehabilitation Program: Exercise physiologists play a key role in structured rehabilitation programs for individuals with neurological conditions like stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, etc. These programs aim to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance, mobility, and functional independence.
    • Monitoring and Progression: Close monitoring of vital signs, symptoms, exercise responses, and safety is done during exercise sessions. The program is gradually progressed in intensity and complexity to improve overall function and quality of life.
    • Education: Providing education on the benefits of exercise, energy conservation techniques, fall prevention, medication management, and coaching and support for lifestyle modifications specific to the neurological condition.

Collaboration: Working closely with neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other professionals for a coordinated, multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach.


  • Improved cardiovascular fitness and endurance. 
  • Increased muscle strength and endurance. 
  • Better balance, coordination and mobility. 
  • Reduced fatigue and improved energy levels. 
  • Enhanced functional independence and quality of life. 
  • Guidance on safe, tailored exercise programs. 
  • Support for long-term lifestyle changes and secondary prevention.

Exercise physiologists play a vital role in managing neurological conditions by improving physical function, preventing complications, and promoting independence through an individualised, evidence-based exercise and education program as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach.

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