Choosing the right wheelchair-vehicle combination

Choosing the right wheelchair-vehicle combination

Everyone has the right to access their community no matter what mobility device they use. When people with disabilities have a wheelchair that can be easily taken into a vehicle and used in a public space, their world expands and they have more opportunities to...
Assistive Technology – the new general AT template

Assistive Technology – the new general AT template

A third edition of the General Assistive Technology assessment template was released over a month ago.  I felt rather nervous when I first heard about it.  NDIS has been a whirlwind of constant changes to say the least.  This form has been revised 3 times in 2.5...
Freezing in Parkinsons

Freezing in Parkinsons

Freezing in Parkinson’s – Beyond motor impairment? Freezing is a common motor symptom of people with Parkinson’s Disease, where one is suddenly unable to move, or initiate a step. It usually happens when walking through a doorway, walking in a narrow confined...
Ketogenic Diet in Parkinson’s Disease

Ketogenic Diet in Parkinson’s Disease

A ketogenic diet means high-fat and very low-Carbohydrate diet. It is a type of metabolic therapy which means the body is using mainly ketones as an energy source instead of glucose. The aims of metabolic therapy are to optimize neuron metabolism, growth and repair,...
Exercise is Medicine for Parkinson

Exercise is Medicine for Parkinson

Aerobic Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease Exercise is found to be very beneficial for Parkinson’s Disease. It improves the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s and their daily life functions. It also prevents the death of neurons and enhances the formation of...