Traumatic Brain Injury: Yes, you can recover

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

March marks Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. Every day, 138 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI.  Those who survive a TBI can face effects lasting a few days to disabilities which may last the rest of their lives.

A TBI is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. A rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, which can force the brain to move back and forth inside the skull, can also cause TBI.

Frequently reported problems after a TBI include: Speech, Hearing, Paralysis, Headaches, Vision, Seizure Disorder, Muscle Spasticity, Reduced Endurance.

Here at Horizon Rehabilitation Center, we work with patients to help them overcome the impacts of TBI. Patients can take advantage of three different areas of therapy in order to recover:

Occupational care:

An occupational therapist will help you learn how to do everyday activities in spite of your injuries, including eating, bathing and dressing. Your occupational therapist can also recommend any appropriate equipment and exercises for you to take home with you in order to remain safe and regain your independence.

Post-Concussion testing

Monitoring your condition after a brain injury is important. We have the equipment in place to test and evaluate your symptoms, and make recommendations on how you can speed up your recovery.

Balance Rehab

Other treatment you may need following a TBI is Balance Rehab. This is designed to help you overcome the dizziness and vertigo that can sometimes accompany an injury. We can walk you through exercises that are unique to you and your situation in order to help you regain your equilibrium.

By developing and following a treatment plan, you can recover after a traumatic brain injury. Our caring staff is here to help! If you or someone you love has experienced TBI, contact us today to set up an appointment.


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