Brain Injury

At Neuro Potential we provide specialist assessment and rehabilitation for adults who have sustained a brain injury.

What is a brain injury?

A brain injury is when the blood supply, and therefore the oxygen and nutrients, are cut off to parts of the brain, or when there is direct damage or trauma to the brain.


Definitions

 

There are many different terms used.

 

  • Acquired brain injury (ABI) is brain damage which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.  

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) - is when an external force injures and damages the brain. Frequent causes  are assaults, falls, or motor vehicle accidents.

  • Non-traumatic brain injury – is the result of an illness or condition which is not the result of a blow to the head. For example; Stroke, encephalitis, hypoxia, brain tumours, meningitis.


Symptoms

The effects and implications of brain injury can be significant and the problems experienced will depend on the location, size and type of brain damage. Symptoms may include:

  • Paralysis

  • Problems with control, ataxia, dyspraxia and coordination of the limbs

  • Reduced balance and altered walking patterns

  • Altered sensation

  • Fatigue

  • Changes in memory, personality, planning, behaviour and mood

  • Difficulty with speech, swallowing, vision.



Neurological Physiotherapy

 

At Neuro Potential we understand the complexity of brain injury and that it affects whole families, not just the individual. We know that it can it can have a knock-on effect on many areas of day-to-day life, often affecting personality, cognition and the individual’s previous roles and responsibilities.

 

Physiotherapy treatment at Neuro Potential will aim to maximise your physical abilities and independence, according to your individual problems and goals. Treatment may include:

 

  • Improving flexibility and range of movement, positioning; which can often promote better pain management

  • Strengthening muscles and cardiovascular fitness

  • Working on coordination

  • Improving core stability, posture and balance

  • Gait rehabilitation

  • Support accessing activities in the community, contributing to improved quality of life

  • Guidance with suitable rehabilitation aids and adjuncts.

  • Training and advice to support workers/carers and families.

 

 

If you, or your client has suffered a brain injury and you are seeking support with rehabilitation please contact us on:

07725077598

info@neuro-potential.co.uk

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