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NDIS and disability supports

NDIS and disability supports

From July 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across Australian states and territories, including Queensland. NDIS provides people-with-disabilities to have choice and control over their supports and services, and be funded for...

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Be sugar smart

Be sugar smart

Eating too much sugar increases the risk of painful tooth decay, weight gain and obesity, and a number of serious health complications later in life, warned Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist for Public Health England (PHE). Yet, the data show that many children...

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Exercise reduces mortality risk in men and women

Exercise reduces mortality risk in men and women

University of South Carolina’s Professor Steven Blair emphasised the importance of exercise over and above healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. Prof Blair has spent more than 40 years researching the impact of physical activity on health. Prof Blair believed that...

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Easy fix for diabetes and heart disease: Extra virgin olive oil

Easy fix for diabetes and heart disease: Extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil has the most monounsaturated fat content compared to other vegetable oils (e.g., soy bean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil). It provides clinical health benefits as it reduces both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, reduces blood glucose, and increases insulin sensitivity. Dr Mary Flynn, an Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at Brown University, recommends her patients 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil consumption per day (2 tablespoons at lunch, 2 tablespoons at dinner), with the ratio of 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of vegetable. Talk to our friendly dietitian for advice to tailor a diet specific to your individual needs.

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Gait gives away signs of dementia and Parkinson’s

Gait gives away signs of dementia and Parkinson’s

Patients with Alzheimer’s-dementia and Parkinson’s disease have a decline in both motor and cognitive function. My Rehab Team offers a range of rehabilitation and physiotherapy interventions that could help with early detection and prevent further motor and cognitive dysfunction associated with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

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Treadmill training for stroke

Treadmill training for stroke

Treadmill training helps people with a stroke to walk faster and for a longer distance. At My Rehab Team, our mobile physiotherapist and exercises physiologists are experts at helping you to come up with a suitable training regime.

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Brain Injuries and Speech Pathology

Brain Injuries and Speech Pathology

The effects of brain injuries include weakened communication and social skills, memory problems, slowed responses, impulsivity, fatigue, visual, hearing and swallowing difficulties. Speech pathology helps individuals re-build or strengthen their skills through numerous methods. My Rehab Team’s speech pathologist offers treatments to patients with brain injuries.

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Speech Apps for Android

Speech Apps for Android

Following last week’s blog, we have now compiled a list of both free and paid Android apps that can be used at home/school/work to help build communication skills. However, it is important to remember that these applications do not act as a substitute for a professional Speech Pathologist.

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Speech Apps for Apple

Speech Apps for Apple

With technology advancing faster than ever, it’s no surprise that you are now able to support your communication abilities wherever you go. We have compiled a list of both free and paid apps for Apple that can be used at home/school/work to help build communication skills. However, it is important to remember that these applications do not act as a substitute for a professional Speech Pathologist.

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