What is traumatic head injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury is an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head. There are many possible causes including road traffic accidents, assaults and falls.
There are a number of effects associated with traumatic brain injury and vary depending on the location and severity of the injury. Problems vary from: physical effects like balance problems, headaches and dizziness to cognitive problems like memory and anger.
If the effects of the brain injury persist it is important to seek rehabilitation. Rehabilitation strategies aim to help the brain learn alternative pathways of working in order to minimise the long-term impact of the brain injury.
We would recommend the following rehabilitation programmes after suffering major head trauma:
Psychological: To address any behavioural problems