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.
Physical problems commonly present after an ABI. These may include:
Physiotherapy - Each therapy programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual. These goal- based programmes may aim to target:
Occupational Therapy – Occupational therapy provides support to empower people to achieve as much independence as they can, and assists with the activities of daily living, this includes:
Speech and Language therapy- to provide support, treatment and advice in communication, speech and swallowing.
Medical management – to monitor and prescribe medication for pain relief, muscle spasm, and mood.
Neuropsychologists - Psychological support for the individual, family and multi-disciplinary team in helping with emotional and behavioural
PhysioFunction’s highly specialised neurological physiotherapists, therapy assistants, sports therapists and OT are able to deliver tailored ABI Rehabilitation programs for clients using a combination of hands-on-therapy, use of assistive devices and remote therapy.
Some examples of the therapy you may receive includes: