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Mater’s Acute Stroke Enrichment Project team has developed a system to increase stroke survivor’s therapy outside of normal hours and improve brain recovery.
Patient recovery requires hundreds of daily repetitions of movement to form and reorganise brain function which is difficult to maintain when therapy sessions are only for a short period of time each day.
Mater Stroke Care Coordinator Marie McCaig said the interdisciplinary team had worked closely together to improve patient outcomes.
“Through the use of simple exercises, innovative resources and computer programs we aim to increase daily exercises after normal therapy hours,” Marie said.
“The exercises are colour coded to identify the level of assistance and supervision required so even family members can help out,” she said.
Patients access the Project as inpatients in Mater Centre for Neurosciences and are followed up in clinic.
Stroke Awareness Week runs from 2 September to 8 September 2019 and the theme for 2019 is F.A.S.T heroes, recognising the people who spotted the signs of stroke and called an ambulance straight away, potentially saving a life.
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Some of the smallest people at Mater are learning how to make a big impact on the environment through a unique hands on learning program.
A new drug, yet to be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, is giving a small group of chronic Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients at Mater a second chance at life.
International Pathology Day is dedicated to highlighting the fundamental role that pathology and laboratory medicine services play in the healthcare community.
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