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Head Injury Rehabilitation

Head Injury Rehabilitation

A head injury occurs when there is a blow or jolt to the head resulting in injury to the brain. The head injury can result in mild, moderate to severe brain damage. Mild head injuries are also known as concussions Moderate to Severe head injuries cause a major loss in a person’s ability to function throughout his/her day.

Our Rehab Goal: To maximize a person's functional mobility, minimize a person's deficits, enhance his/her quality of life and regain his/her independence after a head injury has occurred.

Treatment can include:

  • Muscle Re-education is used to improve your ability to move and use your affected arm and/or leg.
  • Therapeutic exercises can improve a patient's overall strength and improve overall cardiovascular fitness/endurance
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Mobility Training can improve each patient’s ability to transfer, walk and manage all daily activities like dressing and bathing.
  • Bracing may be used in order to protect joints and positioning in an affected arm and/or leg, either by physical and occupational therapist or orthotist.
  • Speech Therapy will be provided as appropriate to assist with cognitive issues, along with any swallow problems that may have occurred as a result of the head injury.
  • Modification of Leisure activities will by provided by the recreational therapist to assist with alternatives or modifications to current or new leisure interests.
  • Patient education is given to understand and prevent further head injuries, joint protection of the affected arm and/or leg, family education to assist with care at home, and safe, proper use of assisted devices.

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