Traumatic Brain Injury

May often occur in association with other serious injury as a result of, eg , a fall or road traffic accident. Fatigue, balance, co-ordination and concentration difficulties are common problems even after mild brain injury.

We recognise that for people who have had a severe traumatic brain injury, perhaps in combination with serious orthopaedic injuries too, it can be very difficult to access and engage productively with more traditional clinic-based physiotherapy services.

This is because they may have trouble remembering their exercise programmes from one session to the next, and they may also suffer from fatigue. If someone is exhausted following the journey to the clinic, they won't benefit particularly from being seen in clinic environment. Being seen at home is a much better option for this group of people. We can provide customised assessment and set up treatment programs that are then implemented by the person's support worker team. This gets round the memory and fatigue problems, because the person can do smaller amounts of exercise at frequent intervals. We look carefully at the home environment, and set up the exercise program to be specific to their needs in their own home. So for example exactly how they get in and out of their own chair in their own living room becomes a critical exercise in its own right. If done correctly, this will be done many times during the day. We look carefully at how the person is going about ordinary daily activities, and how they are being helped to achieve these.

To speak to a member of our team, call us now on 01924 782149 or email