Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

AF­TER a stroke, Ce­cilia was un­able to move her limbs, speak or make eye con­tact but af­ter Rocky Bay’s Skills Ac­qui­si­tion Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Pro­gram she has re­gained some abil­ity to com­plete ev­ery­day tasks in­de­pen­dently.

The pro­gram har­nesses brain plas­tic­ity, which is the brain’s abil­ity to re­store func­tions lost due to in­jury or dis­ease, as well as gain new abil­i­ties, through tar­geted phys­i­cal and men­tal train­ing.

Through Ce­cilia’s hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion, along with ther­apy sup­port and mo­ti­va­tional en­cour­age­ment from Rocky Bay, the pro­gram is break­ing new ground in pro­mot­ing skill ac­qui­si­tion and func­tional in­de­pen­dence for peo­ple with per­ma­nent dis­abil­i­ties.

Af­ter re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion through brain train­ing ex­er­cises, Ce­cilia can now com­plete ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties like brush­ing her own hair, eat­ing and even walk­ing again with sup­port, al­low­ing her to re­gain her in­de­pen­dence and con­fi­dence.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Rocky Bay’s ther­apy team on 9383 5155.

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