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What are some rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

What are some rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

Brain Injury: Rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury depends on the deficit. However, a multi-discipline approach with physical, occupational and speech therapy is needed. The treatment depends on the injury. Seek help through your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Could you tell me what are good rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

Could you tell me what are good rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

TBI treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. ...Read more

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What are some ways to recover from a spine injury?

What are some ways to recover from a spine injury?

Rehab: Rehab may optimize recovery form spine injury. Treatment depends on the type of injury, if surgery was required and the presence or absence of weakness, paralysis or bowel and bladder problems. Usually physical therapy plays a large part in the rehab process which may include walking, core and extremity strengthening. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are you supposed to do for rehab in case of brain trauma or brain aneurysm?

What are you supposed to do for rehab in case of brain trauma or brain aneurysm?

PT/OT: Depending on the deficit , aggressive physical therapy to gain strength back , occupational therapy to help recover skills and develop new ones for daily activities , speech therapy and swallowing assistance. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to recover from a meniscectomy?

What are some exercises to recover from a meniscectomy?

Rom/ strengthen: You can work on motion and quad strengthening right away. Exercise bike can be done early post-op and is good for regaining motion and quad strength.Isometric quads work w/ straight leg raises are an excellent means to work quads without irritating your kneecap, and can be done w/ light ankle wts.Walking is great but should begin slowly after rom and quads tone has returned . Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the best tips to regain a persons sitting balance after suffering a brain injury?

What are the best tips to regain a persons sitting balance after suffering a brain injury?

Neuro-otology: It is not uncommon for a patient to have balance problems after brain injury. This may be related to damage to the semi-circular canals in the temporal bones. This is part of the vestibular apparatus that controls balance. If this does not improve over time, there are very sophisticated methods to visualize this and test this region--this is the specialty of neuro-otology. ...Read more

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How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

Specialist: You usually should see an optometrist or opthalmologist who has special interest and training in this area. They can recommend and fit you for special glasses that may help as well as recommend other types of rehabilitation programs usually in conjunction with an occupational therapist. These specialist are usually affiliated with rehabilitation hospitals although they also may be independent. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a brain injury rehabilitation program?

Experience: As usual, experience of the provider is a big factor in the success of that program. Witness the kind of recovery gabrielle giffords has had with her recovery, and that's related to the dedication and experience of her therapists. ...Read more

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What activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury to gain back functionality?

Physical and mental: Most doctors recommend moderate physical activity to aid in healing, coupled with mental activities tailored to your injury. Physical and occupational therapists usually assist with this. However, it is important to stop as soon as you feel fatigued. And if you haven't already, see someone in a clinic that specializes in treating traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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What is the job called that helps rehabilitate people after brain trauma injuries?

What is the job called that helps rehabilitate people after brain trauma injuries?

Physiatrist: Medical doctors who specialize in rehabilitation medicine are called physiatrists. These doctors often work with teams of other professionals like physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, dieticians, and others to optimize recovery from many different aspects of a patient's care needs. ...Read more

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What are exercises to avoid with a PCL injury?

What are exercises to avoid with a PCL injury?

Don't: Wakeboard or perform exercises hyper-extending the knee. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some behavior changes when a traumatic brain injury occurs?

Could you tell me what are some behavior changes when a traumatic brain injury occurs?

TBI treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. ...Read more

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What are good foods someone with traumatic brain injury should eat to heal the brain?

What are good foods someone with traumatic brain injury should eat to heal the brain?

Good health habits: Good sleep habits, good exercise, and good nutrition habits help heal the brain. Good nutrition involves appropriate healthy foods low in carbohydrates and fats and full of good vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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Please explain which exercises are ok to do with a brain injury?

Please explain which exercises are ok to do with a brain injury?

Depends: on how far along in recovery you are. You should discuss this with your treating doc(s). Most important is not to reinjure the brain for at least 6-12 months. You've got to wear a helmet if you're biking, motorcycling,etc. .I'd avoid contact sports for a year. Swimming, walking, treadmill (non-impact injuries are usually fine. Try to keep it low impact. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to address a chronic shoulder injury?

What are some good exercises to address a chronic shoulder injury?

Depends: Depends on cause - most chronic shoulder problems are due to shoulder impingement or rotator cuff tendinitis. Here is a link for a general exercise program http://nycsportsmed.Com/tennis-shoulder-tuned.Html. ...Read more

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What are some exercises that will help a hand injury?

What are some exercises that will help a hand injury?

Occupational therapy: Occupational therapists, and specifically certified hand therapists, specialize in this type of rehabilitation. Contact a local therapy center and ask for a specialist cht to help guide your recovery. ...Read more

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What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi. ...Read more

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Help please! is driving after a traumatic brain injury supposed to be hard?

It can be: You need to be cleared to resume driving by an evaluation at a rehab facility. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more