Neurological & Cardiorespiratory

Here at Hills Street Sports Medicine, we treat a variety of conditions and injuries, including patients with Neurological and Cardiorespiratory impairments. Our Physiotherapists have experience in these fields and can help you with any impairments you may have. 

Neurological Physiotherapy involves the treatment of conditions involving the brain, spinal cord, or nerves. There are many impairments associated with neurological conditions, including, reduced mobility, poor balance, decreased muscle strength, muscle stiffness, decreased range of motion, and poor coordination. Physiotherapy can play a vital part in the assessment of these conditions, identifying impairments, and most importantly developing rehabilitation programs to address these impairments. 

Common Neurological Conditions We Manage:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Stroke 
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Functional Neurological Disorders 

Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy involves the treatment of conditions that affect the heart and lungs. Our Physiotherapists are trained in the treatment of these conditions and the associated impairments that may include, shortness of breath, persistent coughing, increased work of breathing and reduced capacity to exercise. Our Physiotherapists can assist with: Deep breathing exercises to improve lung volume, Percussions and Vibrations to help loosen secretions, Coughing and breathing strategies to help remove secretions, as well as mobility exercises to ensure you move safely and confidently. 

Common Cardiorespiratory Conditions We Manage:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • Emphysema
  • Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF)
  • Respiratory Infections (eg. Pneumonia)
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

We can also refer you to our trained Exercise Physiologists who are specialists in the management of these conditions and can help develop an exercise program to get your impairments under control. 

Our Unique Advantage

Our unique advantage is our collaborative multidisciplinary team. We are fortunate to have Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Orthopaedic Specialists, Massage Therapists, and Psychologists, who all work under one roof. This allows us to closely work together to provide our patients with a true collaborative management plan addressing all Biopsychosocial factors. This allows our patients to get access to the leaders in their fields to ensure they get the best care possible.

In addition to this, we have access to an extensive range of specialist equipment in our onsite functional rehabilitation centre, which is specific to the rehabilitation of certain injuries. With 35 years of excellent service on the Central Coast, Hills Street Sports Medicine is one of the longest established multi-discipline Sports Medicine Centres in Australia.

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