Closed Head Injuries
A closed head injury is a trauma in which the brain is injured as a result of a blow to the head or sudden, violent motion causing the brain to knock against the skull. Closed head injuries are usually caused by blows to the head and frequently occur in traffic accidents, falls and assaults. A closed head injury is also common in children who have suffered serious bicycle accidents.
Following surgery and medication, many patients with severe closed head injuries need therapy to regain basic motor and cognitive skills. Depending on what part of the brain was damaged, patients may struggle with balance, walking, speaking or loss of memory.
Closed head injury patients typically begin their therapy during their time in the hospital and continue it on an outpatient basis. A skilled team of Neuropsychologists, physical therapists and case managers work closely with patients to help them manage or regain their lost skills. The amount of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation required varies depending on the individual.
Your personal physical therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation of functional limitations and areas of pain including postural and biomechanical assessments, to diagnose your problem.
Our team of expert physical therapists will design a treatment plan based on your goals, lifestyle necessities, and work-related needs.
We provide a team approach and with our patient's direction will consult any involved parties including your family, physician, case manager, employer etc.
When you are ready for discharge, you will receive a personalized home exercise program to allow you to further enhance your rehabilitation while safely performing your daily activities.