Strokes are the number one cause of disability in adults in New Zealand, yet the ongoing effects on survivors are often overlooked.
Many stroke survivors have continuing physical and emotional issues, including motor deficit, vision problems, speech impediments, lack of confidence and depression. Laura Fergusson’s experienced Rehabilitation team is dedicated to helping stroke survivors overcome these obstacles.
How Does Stroke Rehabilitation Work?
We take a practical and functional approach. Rehabilitation is about you – what you want to achieve and what is realistic. We will create a rehabilitation programme that is tailored to your goals, utilising our expertise to maximise your potential for recovery, as well as your independence for everyday living.
Our comprehensive team of professionals – including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise trainers, speech language therapists, social workers and rehabilitation coaches –are focused on ensuring the best service based on many years of specialised experience in neurological rehabilitation.
Flexible Rehabilitation Options
Active Community Stroke Programme
This group rehabilitation programme was developed in conjunction with the Stroke Foundation Northern Region Inc. It combines physical rehabilitation targeting everyday function, and a focus on education, social skills and practical ideas to help you achieve independence. It is designed to give you a strong start both physically and emotionally to achieve improvements in function, independence self management of your recovery, well after you have completed the programme.
Our large, fully equipped rehabilitation gym and heated hydrotherapy pool provide the physical components of the programme, with other sessions both on site and within the community.
This programme can be funded privately or via a supporting private organisation. Clients may self refer or be referred by their hospital specialist, GP,
family member or other support providers. Funding for clients in this programme is limited, however there is no waiting list for privately paying clients.
Privately funded, and often the most appropriate option for acute stroke survivors with specific needs, who require a direct one-on-one programme.
There are no age restrictions or waiting lists for individual rehabilitation and professional care is uniquely matched to the needs and goals of each client.
Whether the requirement is physical therapy, occupational therapy, social skills, speech language therapy or vocational support, our expert team will provide a comprehensive and individual rehabilitation programme.