Acquired Brain Injury
Brain Injury is the “multiple disabilities arising from damage to the brain acquired after birth. It results in deterioration in cognitive, physical, emotional or independent functioning. It can be as a result of accidents, stroke, brain tumours, infection, poisoning, lack of oxygen, degenerative neurological disease.
Source: The National Community Services Data Dictionary (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra)
Services for Acquired Brain Injuries
StGiles’ therapy team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and speech pathologists can provide the following services for those with brain injuries:
- Coordinating the many services you or your child needs to access after leaving hospital.
- Physical therapy and aquatic therapy in a pool to assist balance, motor skills, fatigue and fitness.
- Provision of mobility equipment if needed.
- Regaining or re-learning everyday skills like dressing and handwriting.
- Provision of equipment or assistive technology.
- Assessment to help understand how the brain injury might have affected thinking, cognitive and learning skills.
- Support to help with grief, self-esteem, social skills and getting back to everyday life.
- Help with language, speaking, expression, literacy, and making the most of mealtimes.