Registered Physiotherapist, Founder
Orla Hares is the owner of Gaitway Neurophysio and is a registered physiotherapist with over 20 years experience working with neurological conditions including but not limited to Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), stroke (CVA), complex fractures or medical conditions and senior health (balance, falls and walking issues).
Orla uses up-to-date information to challenge abilities and to illicit the brain retraining you need to improve function. She can show what is possible and help you understand that almost anything is achievable with the right help!
Orla has a special interest in the management of neurological conditions and has undertaken extra training in Bobath certifications and Neurodevelopment Treatment (NDT) for stroke management. Orla also as training in lee Silverman Voice Therapy Training (LSVT BIG) and Parkinsons Wellness Recovery Moves (PWR!Moves).
Check out the resources page to find out more. Orla keeps up to date with all research and adapts the approach as the need arises. If there are new techniques or technology available to manage a condition, it will be integrated it into therapy to give the greatest outcome. Orla is also Smovey trained which is the newest form of exercise and easily adaptable for all levels of mobility. Find out more about the Smovey vibroswing system here.
Orla is also a clinical instructor to McMaster Physiotherapy students. Teaching students to be the next leaders in this field and will help bring best practice into the community!