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

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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.
Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care 36 years experience
Lower extremity : Lower extremity range of motion exercises would be essentially to prevent contracture deformities. If the patient is able, then active rom exercises can be added. Depending on the degree of both sensory and motor (muscles) impairment increased strength and cardiovascular exercises can be increased. If significant paralysis, the pressure relief should be added to bony areas (ie suspension boots).

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Can rehab help me with a traumatic brain injury?

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Rewiring: With a traumatic brain injury, a significant amount of "rewiring" in the brain must be done to overcome the damage caused by the injury. Rehabilitation (physical, emotional, mental, etc) helps to do this in a slow, step-wise fashion. Over-stimulation is to be avoided at all cost for a tbi patient. Things must happen slowly until they are fully recovered.
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When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

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Day One: Rehab begins immediately after the injury. Most of the intensive cognative rehab begins after discharge form the icu.
A 43-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
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.

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