Brain Injury Treatment & Rehabilitation
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) can be caused by having an infection such as encephalitis or meningitis, or as a result of a tumour or haemorrhage.
Brain Injury can also be caused by a blow to the head from a fall, road traffic accident or assault. This is often referred to as traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The brain is a complex structure that is responsible for all our functions including movements, speech, thoughts and feelings. Any kind of brain damage can affect any of these functions causing difficulties with walking, balance, memory, speech, initiation, and concentration to name a few. As a result it important that an multi-disciplinary approach to brain injury rehabilitation is used.
At MNC we work closely alongside other health professionals such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists, both within the NHS and the private sector to make sure we provide an integrated approach to therapy.
Physical changes post Brain Injury can affect any part of the body and people may experience, weakness, stiffness, restricted range of movement and pain which can have a big impact on the mobility and ability to carry out activities of daily living.
Due to the complexity of the brain, clients can have a wide range of symptoms and therefore all of our treatment plans are individualised for each client working towards patient centred goals. The focus of rehabilitation is always to maximise clients potential and help them regain as much independence as is possible. This may mean working closely with family or care agencies to make sure that the client can be as independent as possible within a safe environment.
Because of the range of injuries which Ben sustained he has a sizeable team of expert therapists and physios who work with him, but it is his therapist at MNC who problem solves and provides direction for the whole.
Always progressive and positive, MNC provides expertise which we could not find elsewhere. From the first visit they identified the problem areas and makes very significant improvements at each session, which can then be reinforced by the team.
Now 7 years post injury, Ben is making gains faster than at any time in his rehabilitation, and this is directly due to MNC input.
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