Acquired Brain Injury Program

ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM

 

ABI is injury to the brain which occurs after birth and not related to congenital, developmental or progressive disorders.

 

Careers ABI includes;

 

Traumatic Brain Injury – Brain Anoxia.

 

Brain Infarction – Encephalitis, Meningitis

 

Brain Hemorrhage- Brain tumours

 

Aneurysm and vascular malfunction

 

Rehabilitation measures aim achieving independence and decrease of burden of care on family by reducing impairment, disabilities and handicaps. We provide a comprehensive, coordinated interdisciplinary approach which can contribute towards better functioning of the individual, shorter hospitalization and reduction of complications. Involvement of families and communities in the programs is emphasized.

 

Our team is comprehensive and consist of Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Psychologist, Orthotist, Social Worker, Clinical Dietician, Respiratory Therapist and Rehabilitation Nurses.

 

Patient is evaluated both physically and functionally, various impairments are identified and quantified, and individualized interventions recommended.  Associated problems managed, risk factors modified, preventive measures for complications and special issues regarding individual cases like social and psychological aspects are handled by the team.

 

Our main principles of treatment are building a positive self concept, systematic gradation of activities, generalization to real-world settings, training on tasks that are consistent with the individuals pre-illness activities, interests, educational and vocational background as well as goals for the future.

 

Paresis, abnormal tone, abnormal movements, ataxia can cause inability to stand, walk, to use hand or to carry self-care activities, all are targeted during rehabilitation.

 

Psychological problems are often primary impairments and psychiatrists, psychologists deal with them.

 

Speech Language Pathologist help patients with speech, language and swallowing deficits. Also focuses on helping families and other care givers to communicate effectively with the patient.

 

Specific cognitive skills may impaired are like attention, perception, discrimination, organization, recall, reasoning and problem solving. Cognitive training will help to improve cognitive skills.