The Importance of Early Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury
20 September 2023
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden injury causes damage to your brain.
Some of the symptoms that may occur after TBI can include:
- Loss of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Poor concentration
- Memory problems
- Personality changes
According to medical research the leading cause of TBI is falls, particularly for young children and adults over 65. Other common causes of TBI include accidental blunt force trauma, motor vehicle accidents, and violent assaults.
If you have had a TBI, rehabilitation will be an important part of your recovery.
Rehabilitation can take many forms depending on your needs, and might include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as psychological help and social support. All of these are designed to help you recover from the effects of your injury as much as possible.
Rehabilitation may help:
- Improve your ability to function at home and in your community
- Help treat the mental and physical problems caused by TBI
- Provide social and emotional support
- Help you adapt to changes as they occur during your recovery
Studies have shown that early access to rehabilitation gives the best chance of recovery .
We are pleased to have helped so many of our brain injury clients access early treatment and help them on their road to recovery .
By Rebecca Proctor, Associate Solicitor, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department
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