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When a sudden injury causes damage to your brain, this is known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are two types of TBIs:
The area of the brain in which the damage occurs will directly affect the outcomes and symptoms one may experience. The level of intensity of the impact can also dictate whether the TBI is mild or severe.
There are many ways someone could suffer a head injury that damages the brain, but one of the leading reasons is falling. This could be a fall down the stairs or off a motorcycle, which could cause accidental blunt force trauma. Other causes of TBIs include:
A brain injury can affect your cognitive thinking, memory, physical mobility, emotional state, and even your sleep. It’s important to understand how the injury has affected you so you can receive proper rehabilitative care after the damage has been treated. This is an important step in the recovery process. There are many symptoms that may arise including:
It’s important to note that these symptoms can happen shortly after the injury or even days or months down the road. Our rehabilitation specialists are here to help with any or all of these symptoms.
Whether you’re receiving care at our inpatient rehab hospital, Sheltering Arms Institute, or being referred to one of our many outpatient recovery centers, we can help you find the Power to Overcome your injury!
Brain injury can affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally, which is why it’s important to trust in someone who will guide you through recovery along the entire continuum of care. At Sheltering Arms, we are confident that our team of therapists, physicians, exercise physiologists, and nurses have the combined knowledge and experience to help you through this challenging time.
After a thorough TBI evaluation, we will be able to devise a therapy program catered to your personal needs. The most common therapies used by our TBI patients are:
We have found that recreational therapy and medical psychology can also be very beneficial following a brain injury, helping with behavior and emotional adjustment. Our recreational therapists and medical psychologists can be members of your care team as well.
Learn more about brain injury at The Brain Injury Association of America Website.