How Can It Help You? What Are the Most Common Forms of Rehab?
In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, you want to take advantage of whatever medical procedures and treatments are available to help you maximize your physical and mental recovery. You’ll quickly discover that there are a number of different approaches that medical professionals may prescribe. One of the most common is some form of rehabilitation therapy.
What Are the Potential Benefits of Rehabilitation Therapy after a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Rehab can improve your physical and mental health. It can also help minimize the risk of further complications from a TBI.
The health benefits of rehab include:
- Increased strength and coordination to help you safely function at home and in your community
- Emotional and social support from staff and other persons in recovery
- Greater confidence as you make positive strides in your recovery
Rehab can also help minimize any pain associated with a traumatic brain injury. It can also help reduce the risk of blood clots, breathing problems, bedsores, loss of blood pressure when you stand up, bowel and bladder problems and loss of muscle tone/strength.
What Are the Different Types of Rehab Commonly Used to Treat a TBI?
The rehabilitation therapy prescribed for you will typically vary, based on the extent of your injury and your needs. Your doctor may recommend:
- Physical therapy—A physical therapist will typically use exercises, machines and tools that have you engage in physical activities to strengthen and condition muscles and connective tissue, and help restore strength, balance, coordination and mobility
- Occupational therapy—Occupational therapy uses physical movement and exercises to help restore capability to engage in actions required as an ordinary part of daily life, such as the development of fine motor skills or the coordination necessary to walk or run.
- Speech therapy—A speech therapist will help strengthen and train your vocal muscles, so that you can pronounce words correctly and carry on a conversation.
- Psychiatric care—Among the common side effects of a TBI are depression, anxiety and similar mental challenges. A skilled psychiatrist can recognize early warning signs and help you take the right steps to maximize your mental health.
Contact Core Medical Center Today
Take action today to learn how you can return to maximum functionality after a traumatic brain injury. To learn more, contact Core Medical Center online or call our offices in Blue Springs, Missouri, at (816) 336-9970.