March 24, 2016

Neuro Group – A new program in our Toronto Clinic

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Our Senior Occupational Therapist Aimee Prosser recently discussed with our team, the target audience for Neuro Group – a program starting in our new clinic.

The Neuro Group will be suitable for individuals with; a stable neurological condition; 6 months or more post injury or admission to hospital; with upper limb or cognitive impairment. Conditions can include Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) / stroke, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Spinal cord degeneration, Fibromyalgia, Post-polio management

Therapists discussed the clinical rational behind selecting this target group and issues that each diagnosis may bring. Also discussed disease and injury trajectory and exclusion criteria, so clinicians can identify appropriate clients that may benefit from referral and participation.

As a group, the therapists reviewed the structure of the 10 week program of pre- assessment, 8 week group sessions and then the post assessment. The structure within each session was then reviewed and includes 10 minutes education, 40 minutes activity and 10 minutes social/ shared learning .

The Occupational Therapists reviewed examples of cognitive and upper limb therapeutic activities and discussed how activity plans can be structured to meet individual participant goals.

If you are interested in participating in our Neuro Program, please contact us on 1300 588 851 to discuss with our team.