Stroke / Head Injury Rehabilitation

Stroke / Head Injury Rehabilitation

What is Head Injury?

Head injury – sometimes called brain injury, describes an injury to the brain that is sustained through a variety of different means, including: lack of oxygen, stroke, brain tumour or a severe impact. The severity of the injury to the brain can vary greatly depending on the location of the injury and the type of trauma it causes. Some common physical limitations following a brain injury are as follows:

·      Reduced function in the upper limb/hand

·      Reduced function in the lower limb

·      Reduced Balance and co-ordination

·      Increased tightness in muscles of the affected limbs

·      Changes in levels of fatigue

·      Changes in mood or personality

There are several different types of head injury:

Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury is a term that describes injury to the brain that is not caused by an external force. Examples include stroke, some types of tumour or damage that is caused when the brain is starved of oxygen, also called a hypoxic brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury describes when damage is caused to the brain by and external force or a blow to the head, such as an injury sustained in a road traffic accident.


A Stroke is where the blood supply to the brain is temporarily stopped due to a blockage or a blood clot. The lack of oxygen causes brain cells to die, which can result in stiffness and paralysis in the facial muscles, arms and legs.

What Complete Neuro Rehab can do for head injuries

·     A thorough assessment using state of the art technology to determine levels of function and set a personalised rehab programme

·     Intensive Physiotherapy and rehabilitation to maximise levels of function

·     Specialist neurological treatments using latest innovative technology including the latest in robotic rehabilitation to assist with movement of affected limbs, antigravity equipment to facilitate movement in a safe and supported environment, EMG triggered FES devices to measure muscle function and provide stimulation to affected muscles, computerised balance training alongside traditional strengthening and physiotherapy treatment techniques.

·     Support with access to community facilities and leisure activities

·     Encouraging independence inactivities of daily living

·     Regular re-assessment of rehabilitation goals

·     Training for family and carers to help with daily therapy requirements

At Complete Neuro Rehab, we can assess you as soon as you need. After a thorough assessment we will provide you with a rehabilitation programme and support you with the level of therapy input you need to help you to reach your rehabilitation goals. We support our patients both in our rehab centre and also to access local leisure facilities and play an active role in their community.


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