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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 strokes impact vision loss and what you can do to help

–   AUGUST 2022   –

How strokes impact vision loss and what you can do to help

 

Did you know that around a third of stroke survivors experience vision loss? When someone who has had a stroke loses sight in part of their visual field, this isn’t resulting from a problem with their eyes; it’s caused by a problem in their brain. This could occur anywhere along the course of the optic nerve, from the eyes themselves, to the primary visual cortex at the back of the brain in the occipital lobe.

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.

Specialised neuro-respiratory physiotherapists you can trust

–   JUNE 2022   –

Specialised neuro-respiratory physiotherapists you can trust

 

We have extensive experience working with patients in ground-breaking ways. The following case studies are just three examples of how we have helped people, when hospital staff and other medical professionals did not have the expertise of our team to be able to deliver the best possible care.

Now’s the time for COVID boosters and flu vaccines

–   JUNE 2022   –

Now’s the time for COVID boosters and flu vaccines

 

It’s that time of year again, with winter approaching, where all participants who are at risk need to ensure they’ve had their flu vaccine, and that they’re also up to date with the COVID booster. This includes participants who have had a spinal injury, as their lung function will be compromised. The flu vaccine is now free and is most effective in the first 3 months of being administered. Therefore, for maximum protection, please encourage participants to book an appointment with their GP as soon as possible.

Taking a holistic approach to Central Cord Syndrome (CCS)

–   APRIL 2022   –

Taking a holistic approach to Central Cord Syndrome (CCS)

 

Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) can impact people at any age. In young people, it usually occurs after a high energy injury obtained in an accident, such as a fall horse riding or cycling. As we age, it’s more common to gradually lose our sense of balance, resulting in more frequent accidents falling from a standing position.

Guide to setting meaningful goals

–   JANUARY 2022   –

Guide to setting meaningful goals

 

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions or set any new goals for the year ahead? We’re mid-way into January and this can be the point where it starts getting much harder to keep going with new habits, as the novelty wears off. If you’ve felt like giving up or unsure how long you can sustain new changes, the answer lies in having goals that really mean something to you.

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