Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition which affects movement, eating, talking and respiratory function. It causes messages from the motor neurones (the nerves which help us move) to stop reaching their targeted muscles resulting in muscle weakness. The cause of MND is unknown, it can be inherited or sporadic.

MND causes a range of symptoms, which progress at various rates in each individual. There are 5 different types of MND which alter slightly in presentation of symptoms. Generally, these can include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Stiff joints
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Changes to thinking and behaviour


How can we help?

There is no cure for MND, however, symptoms can be managed to help the individual improve their quality of life and maintain their function. We can also assist to improve posture, prevent joint stiffness, and slow the muscle weakness. We can do this through provision of stretching and strengthening programs and 1:1 therapy. We work as a team to assist you, by liaising with other allied health and medical specialists to ensure you receive a holistic approach and feel supported with your therapy.



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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke >

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Conditions We Manage

Complex Neurology

Acquired Brain Injury / Traumatic Brain Injury

Cerebral Palsy

Friedreich’s Ataxia

Huntington’s Chorea

Motor Neurone Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Parkinson’s Disease

Spinal Cord Injury

Stroke or Cerebro-Vascular Accident

Vestibular Rehabilitation

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