Acquired Brain Injury / Traumatic Brain Injury
Changes to physical and sensory function
- Muscle weakness, difficulty coordinating or controlling movement (apraxia), changes to muscle tone
- This may affect how someone walks, moves their limbs, rolls over in bed etc
- Both mental and physical
- Difficulty modifying emotions
- Impulsive behaviour
- Difficulty forming words, understanding others, expressing correct phrases
Difficulty planning, problem solving or memory loss
- This can make it difficult to handle changes in routine, or initiate independent exercises
At The Neuro Practice, we recognise that every client is unique, with their own presentation of symptoms and their own goals. An ABI can occur at any age and all of our clients have very different life goals that they would like to work on.
These have included things like improving their walking pattern, regaining functional use of an arm to make a cup of tea, being able to safely move into independent living, falls prevention, being able to ride a bike, improving sitting balance, returning to work and many more.
There is no set rehabilitation program for recovery post ABI, but rather, we assess each client to identify the factors that most limit their ability to engage in their lives. Working closely with both the client and their other supports (family and other health professionals) we aim for a holistic approach to provide individualised therapy that best suits each person’s needs.