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Traumatic Brain Injury

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

It occurs when there is a sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head.

Can physiotherapy help people with traumatic brain injury?

Yes. Physiotherapy can be a life-changing treatment for people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury as its sole focus is improving the overall quality of life of people with traumatic brain injury.

What are the common causes of traumatic brain injury?

  • Blunt or penetrating trauma

  • Car or motorcycle crashes

  • Falls

  • Sports injuries

  • Assaults

What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

Depending on the type and location of the injury, you will experience the following:

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Confusion and disorientation

  • Memory loss / amnesia

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches

  • Visual problems

  • Poor attention / concentration

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Dizziness / loss of balance

  • Irritability / emotional disturbances

  • Feelings of depression

  • Seizures

  • Vomiting

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