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Physiotherapy Services

We have a team of physiotherapists who are experienced in neurological rehabilitation and specialise in physiotherapy following a traumatic brain injury.

The Physiotherapist will address any specific physical problems a person might have after sustaining an injury. These might include:

  • Balance and Vestibular issues
  • Coordination
  • Paralysis
  • Spasticity
  • Exercise tolerance
  • Pain
  • Perception
  • Proprioception
  • Range of movement
  • Strength
 

Often in the case of a person with a brain injury there may not be any obvious physical difficulties, however due to reduced fitness and tolerance a person can be affected by fatigue. This will affect their overall functioning not just physically but mentally as well. A regular gym/home exercise programme enables a person to build routine into their week and also build fitness. The Physiotherapist will also look at any equipment that is needed to assist mobility and function.

Physiotherapy may be provided as part of various ACC contracts as outlined in the Community Rehabilitation section . It can also be provided under Med Fees, in which case there will be a surcharge payable. 

Please also see Vestibular Retraining/Treatment.