Disabilities and injuries

Neurocentral Physiotherapy has significant expertise in the physio.therapy treatment of disabilities arising from a wide range of neurological conditions and neuro-developmental disorders, including:

  • Acquired brain injury (ABI)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Balance disorders
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Hereditary movement disorders

Physiotherapy treatment

Treatment approaches are individualised according to the needs of clients, drawing from a range of techniques utilised in neuro-physiotherapy. Depending on the circumstances of the individual, treatment approaches can use a combination of physio techniques and strategies, such as:

  • Movement relearning
  • Stretching programs
  • Strength training
  • Management of muscle tone
  • Balance training
  • Sensory retraining
  • Hydrotherapy programs
  • Gymnasium programs
  • Prescription of home exercises
  • Training of family and carers
  • Prescription of walking aids
  • Wheelchair prescription
  • Splinting

Given Neurocentral Physiotherapy’s focus on assisting clients to reintegrate back into regular activity in a community setting, treatment programs are usually targeted towards developing exercise routines that can be undertaken at home or in the community. This approach enables clients to develop skills and confidence in self-managing their disability, rather than creating a reliance on regular physio input.


While Paul has significant expertise in providing physio therapy treatment options for a wide range of neurological conditions, he has a particular passion for working with clients with complex needs, including those with:

  • Dual diagnoses such as combined spinal cord injury and acquired brain injury
  • Psychological, cognitive and/or behavioural impairments combined with physical impairments arising from conditions such as stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • High-level spinal cord injury
  • Multi-trauma orthopaedic injuries in combination with spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury
  • Severe physical impairments arising from conditions such as cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis

Research and other professional interests

Paul has co-authored research published in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy and in Physiotherapy Research International, as well as having served on the education committee of the Victorian Brain Injury Recovery Association between 2005 and 2012.

Paul also occasionally consults as an expert witness, advising regarding long-term care requirements in legal proceedings for clients with disabilities caused by neurological injuries or neuro-developmental disorders.

To arrange an initial assessment or just to discuss your needs, please feel free to contact Neurocentral Physiotherapy as per the contact details below. For further information regarding physio home visits and regions covered, please see our Area of Service page.

Neuro Physio Disability