What is this website?
This website currently contains 950 physiotherapy exercises appropriate for people with neurological conditions. It continues to evolve as further funds become available. Some of the exercises are also suitable for people without neurological conditions.
This website primarily consists of exercises aimed at improving strength, flexibility, function and fitness. Emphasis has been placed on providing exercises that are independent of different philosophical approaches to the treatment of people with neurological conditions. For this reason, there are very few exercises that involve manual handling by physiotherapists. All attempts have been made to ensure the exercises are based on the best available evidence. As new evidence about best practice emerges, the exercises on this website will be updated.
Who is this website for?
This website is primarily for the use of physiotherapists responsible for prescribing exercises. It may also be of interest to other health professionals including occupational therapists as well as people with neurological conditions.
What will this website enable me to do?
This website will enable you to search for exercises appropriate for people with neurological conditions. You can search for exercises by different categories including:
Each exercise has an accompanying illustration and photograph. In addition each exercise has instructions, aims and precautions written in two formats – one appropriate for a person with a neurological condition and the other appropriate for a physiotherapist.
This website also enables you to select specific exercises and then compile these into personalised exercise booklets.
What is the aim of this website?
The overall aim of this website is to optimise the rehabilitation outcomes of physiotherapy programs for people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions.
What are the objectives of this website?
The objectives of this website are:
- To provide an educational resource. This website provides junior or inexperienced physiotherapists with an array of exercise ideas.
- To archive the treatment ideas and training strategies of experienced physiotherapists. This website provides a means by which the treatment ideas and training strategies devised by experienced physiotherapists can be documented for others to use.
- To provide physiotherapists with a simple way of compiling personalised and professional-looking exercise booklets for their clients.
PsycBITE is a database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI). These studies are rated for their methodological quality, evaluating various aspects of scientific rigour.
The website gives clinicians, students and researchers free access to the PsycBITE database, thus enabling you to search for articles which might be relevant for your clinical practice or your research in a time-efficient way.