Traumatic brain injury occurs when an injury disrupts the way the brain functions. The most common causes of TBI are falls, car crashes, and blows to the head. There are 2.8 million cases of TBI diagnosed each year in the United States. Concussion, which is a mild TBI, makes up approximately 80% of all diagnosed TBIs. How physical therapy can help:
- Regain physical function
- Relearn daily tasks
- Restore fitness levels
- Increase wellness
An experienced Chubbuck physical therapist will conduct an important evaluation to guide the treatment they prescribe after your traumatic brain injury. Your physical therapist will conduct a thorough assessment that includes:
- Taking a health history
- Discussing your symptoms in detail
- Detecting risk factors associated with the condition
- Observing your ability to move, stand, walk and do other movements
- Conducting a hands-on physical assessment
- Developing a custom treatment in line with your goals, challenges and needs.
Physical therapists are movement experts. They improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. An experienced Chubbuck physical therapist has the skills and knowledge to create a specific plan to reduce your pain while helping you get back to your regular activities. Contact us at High Desert PT 208-240-6017 today to see how our team of Pocatello and Chubbuck therapists can help you move with more ease while experiencing less pain!