Neuropsychological Disorders

Neuropsychological disorders refer to a set of mental illnesses related to brain functioning and behaviour. They include conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. These conditions can cause significant impairment in thinking, planning and memory, as well as emotional, social, and physical distress. 

These disorders are often complex and difficult to diagnose and treat. They can appear early in a child or young adults life, causing development delays affecting gross and fine motor skills.   The role of the neurophysiotherapist is to help assess and treat various motor impairments within the body. These can include respiratory control, posture, co-ordination, balance, reaction time, use of hands, and gait abnormalities. They address malalignment in the musculoskeletal system and muscle tone.

How Neuro-Physiotherapy Can Help

Sensory integration is a key aspect of physiotherapy which can help regulate sensory processing and improve sensory-motor integration. It can help regulate sensory processing and improve sensory-motor integration. It can reduce sensory sensitivities and promote a sense of calm and focus.

Many of these individuals face difficulties in developing motor skills and coordination. We employ specific exercises and activities to enhance gross and fine motor skills. You may also be benefit from neuro-physio rehabilitation if you suffer an injury due to motor/movement deficits.

Through tailored interventions, individuals can improve their ability to perform everyday tasks, engage in play and participate in physical activities.

We also endorse using neurodiversity therapy such as lowering the lighting, applying different treatment techniques or a movement pattern to cause less strain/stress.

Mobile Consultations Available At Relevant Locations

Normally the assessments and treatments can take place in a variety of settings, eg: in the clinic, at home, day care, community centres, clinics, and fitness centres. 

Working In Collaboration

At NeuroABLE we will work in close collaboration with others involved with your ongoing care to get your best outcomes. These may include your parents/carers, clinical physicians or other multi-disciplinary team members.

It may also include involving other therapies such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, or exercise physiology, all available at Health on High. All programs are individualised and goal focused in liaison with you and your support team.

Why? Because we are strongly committed to helping all of our clients to ‘enable their potential,’ regardless of the challenges. Any questions? Ring our friendly staff at Health On High, or book a review with our NeuroABLE physio Helena Axelsson.