• Anja Dierssen
    Denis Mecklenburg and the entire team at PhysioActive are very friendly. Denis has a pleasant disposition and is a professional physiotherapist who takes time to explain the nature of my condition, treatment plan and prognosis. My questions were always answered in a very understanding and empathetic manner.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused initially by a blow to the head. TBI also includes potential complications seen after the initial injury caused by lack of oxygen to the brain tissues or increased pressure within the skull.

At PhysioActive we treat all types of injury including:

  • Subdural haematoma
  • Epidural haematoma
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Intraparenchymal haemorrhage
  • Intraventricular haemorrhage

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Individuals can present with a huge variety of symptoms following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These symptoms depend on the type of TBI suffered, its severity, the area of the brain affected and the extent of damage to the brain tissue. Common effects seen are:

  • Physical Changes
    • reduced mobility
    • altered muscle tone – high /low
    • altered movement patterns
    • altered co-ordination
    • altered balance
  • Chronic pain
  • Dizziness
  • Changes to normal body functions
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Speech and language problems
  • Changes in sensation
  • Perceptual difficulties
  • Visual disturbances
  • Increased or reduced hearing
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste
  • Seizures
  • Social / emotional changes

Traumatic Brain Injury Physiotherapy Treatment

Many traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors are left with significant disability. The brain is, however, very adaptable and, with the correct physiotherapy input, recovery can take place over a period of years. Treatment can help:

  • improve balance and walking
  • increase ability to roll / move in bed / sit / stand
  • reduce muscle spasms, pain and stiffness
  • increase strength
  • retrain normal patterns of movement
  • increase affected arm and leg function
  • reduce or eliminate dizziness symptoms
  • increase energy levels
  • increase independence and quality of life
  • decrease risk of falls

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer treatment for all types of scoliosis?

    Yes, whatever the type or degree of your scoliosis, we can help.

  • Do I have to wear a brace?

    Bracing is often one of the most effective methods of treating scoliosis without surgery, but each individual case is different.

  • Are there exercises I can perform for my scoliosis?

    We offer exercise physiotherapy and instruction tailored to a number of conditions, including scoliosis.

  • How long does scoliosis treatment take?

    Each patient differs, but scoliosis is a condition that is gradually corrected over time.

  • Is the brace painful?

    Patients usually find the bracing to be painless and certainly much less painful than their scoliosis symptoms.

    Scoliosis can be a painful and frustrating condition, but there is hope. We will work together with you to reduce your pain level and allow you to live an active and happy life. Don’t hesitate to contact us right away and get started on correcting your scoliosis.