Crucial structures: Exploring the anatomy of the brain

The oldest known medical text is the Edwin Smith papyrus, which dates back nearly 5 thousand years. It’s an ancient Egyptian scroll, nearly 5 metres long, which describes 48 injuries – including traumatic brain injuries – and outlines suitable treatments. The Edwin Smith papyrus is special for many reasons. One of them is that it […]

The role of multisensory learning in dyslexia treatment

Around 5,000 years ago, the Ancient Egyptians invented a picture-based writing system – hieroglyphics. Each picture represents a word or syllable with the heads of the human and animal characters pointing towards the start of each line. As time went on, the language became standardised and the same 700 or so signs were then used […]

Brain training at home

Ready for a brain workout? There are many ways you can exercise your brain at home, helping to improve your cognitive function. If you’re a Neurofit patient, you’ll probably have been given specific exercises to complete at home to complement your in-clinic treatment. If you’re not (yet!) a Neurofit patient, there are a range of […]

Navigating the fine line between tantrums and meltdowns

One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is managing temper tantrums or meltdowns. You might recognise it’s been a long day. You might understand that your child feels tired or overwhelmed. You may even see the funny side. But it’s still not easy to be confronted with a child who is screaming, crying or […]

The lifelong dance of neuroplasticity

What have you been up to this week? Have you met someone new – and remembered their name when you saw them a few days later? Have you mastered the rules of a new board game? Have you found your way around an unfamiliar place? These are all examples of neuroplasticity – your brain’s remarkable […]

Yuanyuan Li

Yuanyuan Li Allied Health Assistant Yuan brings a unique perspective and a diverse set of skills to the role of allied health assistant. With a deep passion for helping others and a patient, empathetic approach, Yuan is committed to making a positive impact on patients and helping them live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Yuan is […]

Betsy Song

Betsy Song Allied Health Assistant Betsy is majoring in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Queensland, where she is dedicated to unraveling the complex relationship between food and overall well-being. Her strong communication skills, passion, and enthusiasm enable her to support patients effectively on their journey towards better health. Betsy’s commitment to her […]

Structural Components: Exploring the Anatomy of the Brain

Structural Components: Exploring the Anatomy of the Brain

For most of human history, we’ve had very little idea of what the brain actually does. The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was clear in his view that ‘…from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, grieves and tears.’ Aristotle, however, thought the […]

Decoding Spinal Injuries – Types and Effects

Decoding Spinal Injuries – Types and Effects

Your spine does an amazing job. It supports your head, shoulders and upper body. It enables you to stand, bend and twist. And it protects your spinal cord, the tight bundle of nerves that connects your brain to your body.  Your spine includes:  Bones (vertebrae) and joints Shock-absorbing discs, which sit between the vertebrae The […]