Acquired Brain Injury
A brain injury is caused by trauma to the head, tumour, infection or haemorrhage. ABI includes complications such as damage caused by lack of oxygen, rising pressure and swelling in the brain.
The brain is our control centre and any injury to it will have damaging affects to your function.
Aquired brain injury has potentially life changing consequences for you and your family. Every traumatic brain injured person is affected differently; all will be affected in some way for life. A brain injury can affect the way you move, speak, see, eat, perform or coordinate activities. It also has a dramatic affect on you as your personality and motivation, mood and tolerance levels can be affected.
During your rehabilitation in hospital, you will have had a multidisciplinary team working with you but once out in the community you may be looking for a team to support you in achieving your potential.
You will need the right advice and to work with experienced neuro physiotherapists to assist you achieve improvements to help you enjoy a good quality of life.
The neuro physiotherapist will perform a detailed assessment to establish your problems and then work with you and your support, in small steps to achieve your goals.
Your tailored physiotherapy programme will be both dynamic and hands on using normal movement and functional activity to achieve your targets.
How physiotherapy can help:
- Improve mobility
- Manage problems with tone and spasms
- Management of movement disorders
- Improve strength and coordination
- Improve balance, preventing falls
- Improve movement patterns
- Improve your independence in activities of daily living
- Provide advice regarding seating and posture
- Improve exercise tolerance
- Establish an exercise / management programme
- Improve pain
- Improve independence and quality of life
- Provide advice regarding equipment, technology and wheelchairs
- Teaching and support for carers
- Support for you to enjoy activities in your community
At Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation in Wakefield, we have highly skilled, experienced neuro physiotherapists, we take pride in the rehab for brain injury we provide. We work with cognitive occupational therapists, speech therapists and other professionals involved in improving your independence.