Brain Injuries can be Traumatic or Acquired depending on the nature of the injury. There are many possible causes including; Road Traffic Accidents, Assaults, Falls, Tumours, Infections, Substance Misuse or Hypoxic Injury.
The symptoms from brain injury can be very varied and complex depending on the site and severity of the injury. You/Your relative may present with a range of symptoms beyond sensori-motor impairments. Symptoms often include cognitive deficits, speech and language difficulties, behavioural or mood related issues which all impact on functional
Rehabilitation frequently requires a holistic and multi-agency approach with close partnership working with both the person affected and their family/support workers.
Therapy must be goal driven, a bespoke rehabilitation programme will be devised by the treating therapist. This will address the specific focal deficits such as muscle weakness, tightness, stiffness, sensory neglect, in order to maximise the potential for functional recovery including sitting, upper limb function, sitting to standing and walking.
There are a range of other therapy adjuncts such as Saeboflex, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Serial Casting and Hydrotherapy that may be beneficial within the rehabilitation plan these can be discussed with the treating therapist.
A Neuro Physiotherapist is also trained to identify spasticity management options; splinting, stretching, casts, positioning equipment, medication management, Botulinum Toxin or Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps are all possible option for intervention that a Neuro Physiotherapist can offer advice/guidance in.
A Neuro Physiotherapist will also be able to offer advice in relation to walking aids, home equipment, wheelchairs, orthoses and community based exercise that may assist with maximising functional independence.
If you would like to hear more about how our team at Tees Neuro Physiotherapy can help your/your relative’s recovery following a Brain Injury please do not hesitate to contact the team to discuss further.
"Victoria and her team are amazing!! Their service isn't a 'one size fits all approach' They have a holistic approach to treatment. Understanding that no two days are the same for a patient with complex needs. They provide a service that is tailored to suit the clients needs and goals. Thinking outside the box. Nothing is too much for them and they're up for any challenge.
A hard working dedicated bunch of clinicians going above and beyond- I don't know what our family would do if we didn't have them!!!"
“Wow where do I start. I met Vicki after being in hospital for a few months. I was still in a powered wheelchair with so much determination to walk again but didn’t know where to start.
Vicki from Tees Neurophysiotherapy has definitely been a big part of my rehabilitation. I’m now walking and even passed my driving test so I have some independence back.
Vicki is extremely talented at what she does. I always feel amazing when I’ve been to Physio, she knows exactly what I need to work on. I was told that I’d never be able to move from the neck down but with the support and knowledge from Tees Neuro Physiotherapy we have proved this to be wrong. I am always welcomed with a smile it’s a wonderful place to visit everyone there is amazing”
Spinal Cord Injury
I'm not sure how to put into words what Tees Neuro Physiotherapy have done for our family. My dad started the clinic 9 months ago, after having a life changing brain haemorrhage, it felt like everything had been taken away from us with the future unknown. Starting with the clinic gave us hope for a brighter future. After an amazing 9 months with the most dedicated health professionals I have ever met, Vicky, Rosie and Claire, now have my dad able to use majority function in his hand, he can walk, he now has his driving licence back, but most of all he has his life back and this is thanks to this amazing team.
"It is more than a job to these amazing people, they truly care passionately about their patients. On my dad's darkest days, they were there with support and encouragement that together, they could achieve the goals that were set out. My dad is still attending the clinic and the team have now formed part of our network and we will forever be grateful.
The facilities and the team are second to none and wouldn't look further if you have a family member or friend who requires neurological physiotherapy."