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Brain Injury

5 ways to enhance your recovery after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

–   MARCH 2023   –

5 ways to enhance your recovery after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

 

Recovery from an ABI doesn’t suddenly stop after two years. It can in fact incrementally improve long-term. So how can you maximise your physical and mental capabilities?

5 things you NEED to know about acquired brain injury (ABI)

–   MARCH 2023   –

   
5 things you NEED to know about acquired brain injury (ABI)

 

An ABI is classified as an injury to the brain acquired after birth, so it can occur at any age and there are multiple different causes. Around 1 in 45 Australians have an ABI. Almost 75% of people with an ABI are younger than 65, and about 20,000 children under 15 years are impacted by this in Australia (as noted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in 2021). Causes include: traumatic brain injuries (from road traffic collisions, falls, assaults, etc.), cerebral aneurysms, brain haemorrhages or tumours, meningitis, and strokes. As such, they are classified by severity as being mild, moderate, or severe.

How can you prevent falls in wet weather?

–   JULY 2022   –

How can you prevent falls in wet weather?

 

As the weather conditions deteriorate, more frequent rainy days increase the risk of you having a fall when walking on slippery outdoor surfaces. Added to that, with it being flu season, should you become ill, the fatigue flu brings can impact your sense of balance, which can also increase the risk of falling over. Should a bad fall occur, needing to be admitted to hospital at a time where COVID cases are common and hospital beds have limited availability, puts you at even further risk.

How our work transforms lives; A traumatic brain injury case study

–   JULY 2022   –

July blog BannerHow our work transforms lives;
A traumatic brain injury case study

 

If you’re wondering how the work we do differs from other physiotherapists, one example is our client, Yusef (aged 59). Yusef sustained a severe traumatic brain injury about 10 years before we started working with him. His long hospital admission resulted in left-sided weakness, and Yusef needing 24-hour care in supported accommodation. He was able to stand up briefly, with a lot of support from two people holding him up, which was really hard for him and not something he enjoyed or wanted to do. He was also suffering with a lot of back pain and felt very scared of falling.

Talking about Traumatic Brain Injuries

–   JANUARY 2021   –

Active Edge Physiotherapy ImageTALKING ABOUT TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

 

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an often unexpected, yet devastating event for a person and their family. Known as an injury to the brain by an external force, common causes include motor accidents, falls, being struck by an object or assault. Alongside being a major cause of lifelong disability, TBI’s are a complex injury with a huge spectrum of symptoms and outcomes – physically, mentally, socially and cognitively.

They can quite literally turn your life upside down in a matter of minutes.

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