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Brain injury

Brain injury






WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF JOINT PAIN?

Brain injury in a general term used to describe damage to the brain which may be used by of a number of factors. It may be cause hereditary, congenital or degenerative conditions. Injury to the brain is often acquired brain injury (ABI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) ABI is the leading cause of acquired disability in children & young adults.

WHAT ARE EFFECTS OF BRAIN INJURY?

The effects of brain injury in children vary enormously according to the type size, severity & location of the area of damage. It may affect physical & cognitive abilities as well as speech hearing, vision, behavior & learning skills. Some problems will be immediately obvious whilst other do not become apparent until the child is order. Some common effects of brain injury include:

  • Physical problems including impaired movement abnormal muscle tone poor balance fatigue & mobility problems
  • Cognitive problems such as poor memory concentration & organizational skills
  • Behavioral problems such as aggression, immutability, impulsivity & inappropriate behavior
  • Epilepsy headaches & depression.

HOW THE PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP THE CHILD SUFFERING FROM BRAIN INJURY

The effect of brain injury can result insignificant disability, however as the brain is adaptable improvements are possible with regular physiotherapy input to maximize function & independence both immediately following the injury & longer term. The type of physiotherapy treatment will depend on the child's need & abilities & can help to:

  • Improve function abilities such as roling,standing&walking
  • Retrain normal patterns of movements
  • Improve balance & condition
  • Improve muscle strength & range of movements
  • Improve posture
  • Improve positioning & alligement
  • Improve independence & confidence
  • Reduce muscles spasm stiffness

Physiotherapy treatment can be provided regardless of the severity of the injury. We can liaise with parent’s careers & teachers regarding the best way to manage a child's physical need in order to maximize their independence we can provide advice on equipment & positioning to make care for child easier as well as appropriate home exercise programmers to continue therapy between physiotherapy session.