Acquired Brain Injury
Our team has a wealth of experience treating clients following post traumatic brain injuries. We see clients with mild, moderate, and severe brain injuries. Therapy is provided in the comfort of your home or in a clinic setting, whichever best suits your needs.
Our physiotherapy intervention depends on the severity of the brain injury, the problems the person is presenting with, and their individual goals. In addition to experience with acquired brain injury rehabilitation, some of our physiotherapists and our massage therapist are trained in acupuncture, acu-pressure, active release and myofascial release techniques, lymphatic drainage, and manual therapy techniques; all of which can be therapeutic when recovering from a traumatic injury. Physiotherapy interventions maybe needed after a mild or moderate brain injury for assistance with:
- Balance deficits
- Co-ordination deficits
- Difficulties in crowded environments, e.g. mall, outside walking
- Anxiety regarding falls
- Fitness requirements and re-integration into community programs as possible
- Preparing for return to work
- Specific skills for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, cooking
- Assessment and prescription of walking aids
Following a severe acquired brain injury, a team approach is essential. Our team is experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary team including other health care professionals, case managers, and insurance adjustors, to create the optimal recovery environment in the community.
Physiotherapy interventions maybe needed after a severe brain injury for assistance with:
- Respiratory care
- Skin care and DVT (blood clot) prevention
- Contracture prevention or treatment
- Regaining head control (assistance with swallowing in conjunction with the Speech and Language Pathologist)
- Sitting balance retraining
- Transfers training
- Early standing initiation
- Assessment for equipment, e.g. splints
- Spasticity management
This website provides general information about our services and various conditions. It is not intended to be used for self-assessment or treatment, and is not a substitute for an individualized treatment plan developed by a registered physiotherapist.