Post Head Injury

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Any trauma rendered to the skull or brain lodged within is termed as a Head Injury. Concussions (predominant type of head injury involving a shaken brain), fractures to any part of the skull, wounds and bruises to the scalp area are common types of head injuries.

When the brain undergoes trauma via a head injury, it can sustain brain tissue bleeding, damage or severance of integral nerve tissues that connect the brain to other body parts.

Severity of the head injury will dictate therapeutic modalities for the same as the consequences can range from functional disabilities to even death.

Causes of Head Injury
  • Accidents involving vehicles, at home or somewhere outdoors
  • Trauma induced by an assaulter or blunt weapon like a stick
  • Falls
  • Severe shaking ( in case if infants and toddlers whose brains are yet to fully develop)
Symptoms of Head Injury
  • severe headache
  • nauseous sensations
  • recurring giddiness
  • confusion
  • transient ringing sensation in ears

However, a severe head injury may present more pressing symptoms such as :

  • unconsciousness
  • convulsions due to seizure
  • vomiting
  • foggy memory
  • trouble co-coordinating movements
  • vision issues
  • unusual movements of the eye
  • lack of control over muscles
  • severe headache which gets worse with time
  • mood alterations
  • abnormal secretion of clear fluid like substance from nose or ear region
Rehabilitation

Head injuries warrant immediate medical attention especially if disorientation, vomiting and giddiness are the presenting symptoms. Post medical treatment, severe head injuries require Rehabilitation programs to recover full function of the brain with an emphasis on speech, functional ability and mobility recovery.

At Allovedas we offer Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation programs for head injury patients:

Inpatient rehabilitation (6 hrs of extensive rehab per day)
  • Tilt table standing
  • Therapeutic exercises for upper limb and lower limb
  • Stretching exercises for stiff muscles
  • Strengthening exercises for weak muscles
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Functional ability training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Safety awareness
  • Orthotic assessment and application
  • Falls prevention techniques
  • Clinical Counseling
Outpatient rehabilitation (hourly basis)
  • Therapeutic based exercises meant for upper and lower limbs
  • Stretching exercises especially meant for stiffness of the muscles
  • Strengthening Exercises designed to specially strengthen muscles that are weak
  • Special training to enhance body posture and balance
  • Training aimed at improvising gait
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Training to improve the ability to function better
  • Occupational therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Briefing on more self awareness and also safety measures
  • Necessary orthotic assessment from time to time and its application
  • Teaching techniques to help prevent from falling
  • Clinical c meant for the patient and primary caregiver [immediate family]