Acquired Brain Injury or Head injury

How PhysioFunction Can Help with Acquired Brain Injury or Head Injury?

Often called the hidden disability, people who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) are often faced with distinctly different challenges than people with similar impairments arising from other causes.

At PhysioFunction we work with our clients to achieve the things that matter to them. Our team understand that in order to work effectively with people who have sustained an ABI, it is essential to have a broad understanding of the physical processes of injury and recovery, the possible impact on brain functions, and the outcomes that may result – for the individual, the family and society as a whole. Therapy is an active process done with the person, not to them. Each individual’s abilities will determine how the person is able to participate.

Each therapy programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual’s goals. Broadly this can be placed under the following headings:

  • Motor/sensory Retraining
  • Moving in bed
  • Sit to Stand
  • Walking

As a result of weakness or changes in tone and muscle imbalances, some individuals are at risk of developing muscle shortening and loss of joint mobility. This can then lead to more permanent reduction in function. One of the primary goals of physiotherapy intervention is to identify these muscle imbalances and provide an appropriate intervention.

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From our clients

Johnathan Griggs

Following a Brain Injury at birth no therapy was available to me for 50 years - then I found PhysioFunction who have been instrumental in gaining the use of my hand.

To find out more about our services or how we can help you, please contact PhysioFunction or call 0800 043 0327