Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Rehabilitation
A definition of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
TBI occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. This can happen when the head suddenly hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. The symptoms of TBI range from mild to severe depending on the extent of brain damage that has occurred. One moment the person is normal and the next moment life is suddenly changed. TBI affects all aspects of our life, as brain injuries do not heal like a broken limb or other injuries. Consequences of TBI to a person’s life can have profound impact on family, job, community and social interactions and long-term rehabilitation is necessary to maximize function and independence. During the rehabilitation process, secondary complications are a concern, such as pressure sores, pneumonia and contractures. Wearing a dynamic splint can prevent contractures from occurring by providing a low-load, prolonged-duration stretch to a joint that may be stiff or experiencing a loss of movement. A Dynasplint® System is designed to lengthen and remodel the soft connective tissue to restore range of motion.