Creating a New Way of Living
Neurorehabilitation is designed for people to recover from a nervous system injury such as stroke or other brain damage. The focus of this intensive neurological rehabilitation is to maximise your functional ability by understanding and applying the concept of Neuroplasticity to your therapy to regain the lost function and to learn new skills to work at the highest level of independence.
Life after a stroke is full of problem solving. It can have a huge impact on you and your family. If you are looking for an answer, we can help you find it.
IRC will help you understand the recovery process from a stroke and guide you through each step of your recovery, providing the therapy you need!
Road To Recovery
It is not the end of the road
Five Keys to Unlock Your Potential
Brain v Body
Exercise your brain!
Rehabilitation starts from the brain not the body.
After a stroke or any brain injury, a part of brain becomes damaged and the neural connections are destroyed. But now a revolutionary science called Neuroplasticity comes into play uncovering startling evidence that the brain can rewire itself after damage or disuse and offering new hope to the stroke survivours.
Neuroplasticity can be activated through consistent, repetitive activity for the brain cells to create new neural connections to regain lost physical and mental action.
Plateau v Practice
Plateau is real.
You will see visible recovery in the beginning after a stroke and it slows down after a certain amount of time. This happens due to the defence mechanism of the brain soon after injury. After a period of time recovery becomes contingent. This does not mean that further recovery is out of your reach – if you want to maximize your healing, you need to practise consistently with your rehab exercises.
“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey
Placebo v Nacebo
Believe in yourself!
Placebo effect comes in to action when you feel motivated to achieve the highest recovery. This simple act of believing will encourage you to achieve a full recovery.
Nacebo effect comes in to action when you feel demotivated thinking that your recovery is limited. Because of your belief system you will fail to attempt to achieve your goal.
Your recovery is not limited . Believe in higher recovery. The brain will stop recovering ONLY when you stop working on it.
Compensatory v Recovery
Use it or Lose it!
The science behind that saying is “Learned non-use”.
Compensation involves adapting the old movement in a new manner. If you stop using your affected arm and start using your unaffected arm to compensate, then the brain will forget how to use the affected arm . This Compensatory strategy increases a persons independence and self-esteem but at the same time it harnesses a full recovery if there is potential.
Recovery involves intensive training to perform movement in the same manner. CIMT (Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy) is a form of therapy that involves training of the affected arm while restricting movement of the unaffected arm for a full recovery.
Finding the balance between Compensatory and Recovery technique is important in the Rehabilitation process.
Motion v E-Motion
After a stroke or any other neurological condition, you may experience physical effects that can be seen. But at the same time you may also feel emotional changes which are hidden and that cannot be seen.
Some of these changes are caused by the physical effects of brain damage, others are a normal reaction to fear, sense of loss and frustration at dealing with the effects of the stroke. These emotional changes interfere with your functional recovery process.
There are lots of treatments and therapies available to overcome these issues. Our aim is to bring your goal to life. You are not alone, we are there for you to battle through the process of recovery.
Don’t give up your strength. Give up your weakness!
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