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The neurological physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio commonly treat individuals following a head injury. Our physiotherapists will help increase your quality of life.
A head injury is when there is sudden trauma to the head resulting in brain damage. Physiotherapy can be beneficial for the effect that head injury can have on a person. Symptoms of a head injury can be mild, moderate or severe but this depends on the extent of brain damage.
Physiotherapy is beneficial to anyone who has suffered from head injury because it can help both mobile and immobile individuals with different tasks to help them to gain as much independence and maximise their quality of life.
Symptoms of a head injury may include the following:
Head injuries cause different effects. No two head injuries are the same.
At Liverpool Neuro Physio our physiotherapists can work with people who have had head injuries from sever to minor.
Our specialist physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio treat people who have suffered from head injury. Your physiotherapist will work together with you to try and set realistic goals that will improve your quality of life. Physiotherapy treatment will be different for each individual depending on the symptoms they have. Some of your treatment at Liverpool Neuro may include the following:
Your physiotherapy treatment will look at improving your quality of life in the long term. If an individual is immobile after their head injury. The physiotherapist will work on maximising their quality of life and increasing their independence as much as possible. We work with family and carers so that physiotherapeutic techniques can be continued between sessions.
The physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio believe it is necessary to provide the correct treatment after head injury. Physiotherapy can help with problems such as posture and balance so that you will be able to continue with your normal daily tasks. Posture and balance is essential in continuing independently. Maintaining good posture and balance with the help and advice of your physiotherapist will able you to carry out certain tasks alone. This may include things such as sitting up in the bed, transferring from bed to hair and so on. This is extremely important if you are immobile.
The physiotherapist may also recommend what equipment around your home could maximise your safety. They will help both carers/ family members to understand what they can do to help and maximise your therapy. Your physiotherapy treatment may include manual handling techniques for carers or family members so that they can assist you when needed. This will help to prevent any bed sores developing. It is important for you to change position daily to ensure you have maximum comfort. Passive exercises can also be taught to family/ carers.
If you have suffered from a head injury but you are still mobile. Your physiotherapist will know that one of your main concerns may be mobility as you may want to be independent especially if you are in a wheelchair. Your physiotherapist will have to take into consideration what you were able to do before your head injury and other risk factors before they can decide to set goals of walking. Your physiotherapist will ensure you have the appropriate balance before commencing onto walking techniques. Once you have developed good posture and balance. Your physiotherapist can work on assisting you with walking and gait re-education. Eventually you may be able to walk with the appropriate walking aids such as walking sticks or frames to increase your safety and help your to gain confidence.
Your physiotherapist at Liverpool Neuro Physio has specialist knowledge on hands on physiotherapy techniques that can help and assist with stretching to prevent muscles from becoming spastic. This will also prevent the joint from becoming stiff and maintain the maximal range of movement. It is extremely important to maintain this range of movement as it makes it easy to continue with your daily tasks such as washing and dressing.