Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Our facility is uniquely suited for those that have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury
A TBI requires immediate and ongoing care to ensure that the brain can regain optimal functionality.
Following a TBI, whether as a result of a sport incident, car accident, trip and fall, or other events, it is imperative that the individual undergo physical therapy and/or occupational therapy so they can get back to normal life as quickly as possible per their physician’s direction.
Left untreated, brain injuries can result in physical unsteadiness, falls, severe shaking, nausea, impaired vision, and more. It is also possible that brain injuries could even inhibit growth in young children.
Our facility is uniquely suited for those that have suffered a TBI. Combining functional movement with exergaming equipment designed to work on gross motor function, mental processing (cognitive-motor), eye-hand coordination (visual motor), balance, proprioception, and more, clients can work to correct deficiencies in the listed areas. Fortunately, by pairing physical therapy, occupational therapy, and integrated movement therapy, Fitness for Health is continually discovering new ways to help patients living with the complications of a traumatic brain injury. Our integrated care team can help you to maximize your recovery.
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Resting the brain
The severity of a TBI can vary dramatically. While some are indeed minor, and may not require long-term intervention, other brain injuries can have lifelong repercussions if not treated properly. If you suspect that you have suffered a brain injury, no matter how minor, consult your physican immediately.
In the immediate hours and days following a TBI, the best treatment option is to take it easy. Follow your physician’s orders. Resting your brain means really turning off everything that will stimulate your mind and to simply relax. This means avoiding television, reading, intense music, loud conversations, and too much movement.
While this may not sound like a very entertaining time,it is what the brain initially needs, in order to recover. Rest is a great way to avoid uncomfortable symptoms that happen with a brain injury, such as vomiting, confusion, weakness, and headaches.
How our therapy team can help
According to Choose PT, “therapist[s] will work with the patient, family, and other health care providers to develop goals and an individualized treatment plan to address the challenges and functional limitations associated with the injury.”
Our highly trained therapists will evaluate you followed by providing therapy that is custom-tailored to your needs and condition..
It is important to work with specialists to gain guidance regarding the best activities for your needs post brain injury. Our therapists will customize a strength-building program for you or your child, as well as guide you through aerobic moves to help regain endurance.
In addition to physical and occupational therapy, additional strategies like targeted massage, specific stretches, and even eye motion training can help to reduce headaches, nausea, and other symptoms following a brain injury.
Let us help
It is no secret that traumatic brain injuries (TBI), no matter the severity, can impact one’s life at any age. At Fitness for Health, our team can help get back to your previous level of function and normalcy. Contact us today to learn more or to make an appointment!