PT and Brain Injuries

PT and Brain Injuries

Although the severity of a brain injury can vary immensely, the importance of physical therapy cannot be overstated. Some brain injuries may require a few weeks of rehabilitation; while severe injuries can require several months of neurological re-education under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist.

Five Benefits of Physical Therapy in a Traumatic Brain Injury

Based on the evaluation, the physical therapist may design a program consisting of neuro-developmental training, joint mobilization, functional training and self-stretching exercises. The five most common benefits of physical therapy include:

  1. Memory assessment and improvement.
  2. Increase of motor function and muscle strength.
  3. Improved responsiveness to sensation and awareness of surroundings.
  4. Lifestyle counseling to enhance independence with daily activities.
  5. Improved balance to facilitate standing and walking.

It’s All In Your Brain

The goal is to help the individual resume full function in a gradual, controlled manner under the supervision of the physical therapist. Your therapist can recondition your brain and nervous system, bridging the gap between medical intervention and full recovery.

The bottom line – physical therapy treatment will help regain function and improve quality of life. As your physical therapists, there is a lot that we can do a lot for you; including boosting your ‘brain health’. Call us today and we’ll show you what we can do for you and your brain.