When you sprain your ankle we have always included rehabilitation balance exercises that retrain your brain’s awareness of your position and movement – contributing to your joint stability.
Physiotherapy researchers from the University of Queensland have shown that we should also retrain this function if you have had a significant neck injury eg from a fall or motor vehicle accident.
We do this by scouring eBay, Coles and Bunnings to find the components to build you a Laser Headband such as the one pictured. Using targets and diagrams we can use the headband to assess your function and give you exercises that can be done at home. Gradual progression of the exercises and physio guidance is essential. We don’t recommend using your Laser Headband to tease your cat nor wearing it to the footy or airport!