Treating Neurological Conditions with Exercise​

Common conditions we treat with exercise include:

Our 4 Step Approach

exercise physiology assessment

Step 1: Assess

Our clinical experience allows precise assessment of each client. We assess current physical condition and past neurological health. This forms the foundation of our clients exercise plan.

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Step 2: Plan

Our exercise plan is tailored to each client and managed by one of our accredited team. All plans consider our client’s circumstances and the safest strategy to achieve their goals. 

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Step 3: Coach

For lifestyle changes to work they need to be simple and actionable. Our clients get access to our tried and tested methods of sustainable lifestyle improvements.  

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Step 4: Monitor

We track our clients progress at every session. Accurate data allows for refinement in your plan. We share in the joys of all wins, big and small. 

Treating Multiple Sclerosis with exercise

MS (Multiple sclerosis) is a disease of the central nervous system that interferes with the communication of nerve impulses in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms present when scarring develops on parts of the central nervous system. Symptom type and severity depend on the person and the location of scarring. The cause of the condition is unknown and it falls into the category of autoimmune conditions. A combination of genetic and lifestyle factors are suspected as being partially responsible.

We appreciate that each client’s case of MS is unique and presents a diverse set of challenges and opportunities. Our assessment process works to overcome these challenges and build on opportunities. We focus on overall health through increasing mobility, strength and balance. Through structured exercise we can improve body composition, anaerobic function work to reduce fatigue and muscle spasms. 

Treating multiple sclerosis with exercise
Treating Alzheimer’s disease with exercise

Treating Alzheimer’s disease with exercise

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects up to 70% of all dementia suffers. It is caused by a gradual build-up of chemicals in the brain that impair thinking and memory function. It can often result in reduced ability to complete everyday tasks. There are 2 types of Alzheimer’s; sporadic and familial. Sporadic Alzheimer’s affects people over the age 65. Familial Alzheimer’s is a rarer variant with lower rates of diagnosis. It is identified by a specific gene mutation and people typically develop symptoms from age 40 onwards.

Physical activity is a scientifically proven way to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in general. Studies are also able to evidence the slowing of symptom onset. Our clients improve their condition further by receiving tailored programming that works specifically to improve mobility, balance and coordination.

Treating Parkinson’s disease with exercise

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease that affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. It mostly commonly affects body movements by tremor, slowness of movement and muscular rigidity. Tremors and shaking are present in arms, legs, head and face. Stiffness and rigidness is present in the torso. Everyday activities that require balance and coordination are affected.

Each client’s experience with Parkinson’s disease varies and offers opportunities to slow the decline in quality of life. Our exercise programming focuses on improvements in flexibility, balance and coordination as these can reduce the challenge of everyday tasks. Improvements in cardiovascular condition can reduce the risk of related complications.

How we choose exercises

The exercise programs selected for clients with neurological conditions are focused on the stimulation of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and nervous system. Stimulation is achieved through movement and depends on our clients capacity. Functional movements improve balance and coordination. Resistance training allows for improvements in strength and endurance offering increases lower-body stability and reduces likelihood of falls. Improvements in aerobic function promotes healthy circulation, working to reduce swelling and improve nutrient delivery throughout the body. Improved endurance helps clients who tire quickly. While difficult to measure, It is common for our clients to see improvements in mood and fatigue as a result of improvements in general health and physical capacity.

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