Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when there is an injury to the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.
Types of Injury:
These mechanisms are the most common causes of brain injury:
What Can Keep Moving Forward Do for People with TBI?
Keep Moving Forward understands that the long-term symptoms of TBI can be divided into several categories, including physical changes, cognitive effects, sensory effects, perceptual effects, social/emotional changes and others. A primary goal is to overcome or minimize any debilitating physical conditions. Our physical therapists specialize in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect the patient’s ability to move and function in daily life.
As part of ourintensive physical therapy program process, our physical therapist will assess:
Our physical therapists will design a therapy program to maximize the physical functioning of the patient. There has been great technological advances in recent years, allowing patients with disabilities to achieve a greater degree of independence than ever before.
Intensive Physical Therapy at Keep Moving Forward, Inc.
Intensive physical therapy at Keep Moving Forward Inc. can minimize motor delays and improve balance and coordination faster than traditional physical therapy. This is due to the increased duration and repetition of tasks, helping with brain muscle reinforcement. We are also able to isolate muscles needed to initiate a movement or task. Our advance state-of-the-art equipment allows patients to maintain positions, which allow a greater level of security in order for them to figure out how to achieve the movement independently. This stability and security promotes increased independence, faster growth in strength, and muscle memory. Our Universal Exercise Unit promotes weight assisted support which allows for sensory integration and motor coordination as well as ability to achieve higher level and multi-joint tasks such as jumping. The Therasuit® allows for sensory integration and proprioceptive feedback throughout the body. This helps with the incorporation of senses through muscle movements. Our weight training activities, as well as equipment, (such as our pediatric treadmill and elliptical) help to incorporate increased strength, coordination and endurance. This integration of multiple activities helps to establish a greater balance and fluidity within an individual allowing them to perform various tasks increasing independence in all environments.