News just in from our client, Neulife about What to Know About Brain Injury Communication Difficulties

The period after a brain injury can be a time of great uncertainty. Memory, attention, social skills, and communication can all be affected. Patients and family members are often desperate to get back to the pre-injury status quo and return to as normal of a life as possible.

But communication difficulties following brain injury can provide an obstacle. Fortunately, our traumatic brain injury center in Florida can help. In this blog post, we aim to tell you more about brain injury communication difficulties as well as how, specifically, NeuLife Rehab can help.

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What to Know About Brain Injury Communication Difficulties

 

Latest update from our client, Neulife about Who Will Help You With Brain Injury Recovery?

If you or a loved one recently suffered a brain injury, you may be in awe at the number of professionals involved. You may wonder who these people are and how are they going to help. If you are receiving treatment at an inpatient neuro rehab clinic, it can be unclear.

Included in the team are staff across many disciplines. All will play an essential role in your brain injury recovery.

How Physical Therapy Can Help

The goal of physical therapy is to restore motor functioning. A physical therapist will help you strengthen muscles and improve coordination. They also help with endurance and the movement of joints.

The physical therapist will play a key role in determining if you are ready to reintegrate back into the community. They help you gain independence by developing a treatment plan with an individualized strategy to achieve desired outcomes.

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Who Will Help You With Brain Injury Recovery?

 

Latest update from our client, Neulife Rehab about Three Things to Know About Brain Injury Recovery

Brain injury is shocking and life-altering. You question why this happened to you? What are the options? Will life ever be the same?

Life after brain injury looks different for everyone because critical factors vary from person to person. Varying factors include the type of injury, age, underlying medical conditions, and even mental health.

There are things you can do to improve brain injury outcomes. Education and the right brain injury residential facility are critical factors for a successful recovery. This article addresses three things to know about brain injury recovery.

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Three Things to Know About Brain Injury Recovery

 

News just in from our client, Neulife Rehab about What You Need to Know About Stroke: Symptoms and Causes

A stroke is a serious matter and can happen to anyone at any time. One stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is strokes are preventable and treatable with post-acute rehabilitation.

The best brain injury rehabilitation centers offer a comprehensive program specifically tailored to stroke patients. Post-acute refers to a program that patients attend after initial treatment, usually at a hospital or dedicated facility. Patients will have access to medical doctors, physical therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, dieticians, nursing staff, and case managers to work on their specific needs.

Of course, the goal is to prevent a stroke initially. There are several causes of stroke you should be aware of so steps can be taken toward prevention.

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What You Need to Know About Stroke: Symptoms and Causes

 

Check out our client, Neulife latest blog post about How to Ensure a Successful Neurorehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation is essential for patients with disorders of the nervous system, whether caused by injury or disease. At Neulife Rehab, our residential rehabilitation is a supervised program that can help patients to improve their condition and move towards recovering impaired functions.

Neuro rehab is often recommended for patients who:

Neurorehabilitation is an important step for patients wanting to reintegrate with the community. With a team of trained and experienced medical staff, many patients under our care have seen significant improvements during and after rehabilitation.

Here are some things that we consider to ensure that rehabilitation will be a success:

How to Ensure a Successful Neurorehabilitation

 

Check out our client, Neulife latest blog post about 3 Cognitive Therapy Strategies After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

 

The nature and extent of the cognitive impairment following TBI can range widely, depending on the severity and positioning of the injury. If a focal brain injury transpires, the outcome could be comparable to an injury provoked by a CVA (Cerebrovascular accident or stroke), such as

Nevertheless, these are the usual findings following TBI. Due to the mechanisms of acceleration-deceleration that oftentimes degrades the ventral and lateral areas of the frontal and temporal lobes, the most commonly encountered sequelae are attention and memory deficiency, difficulty in adhering new data, solving problems, planning, but also problems linked to impulsivity and self-control.

Some “subclinical” findings such as a change in naming, verbal fluency, and auditory perception are also reported. In the initial stages, attention deficits are the most frequent and severe in the residual stage, usually concerning difficulty in sustaining divided attention. The long-term memory is usually regained, but some patients maintain difficulties in learning new information and in remembering it.

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Cognitive Therapy Strategies After Traumatic Brain Injury

News just in from our client, Neulife about Veteran’s Rehabilitation Program at NeuLife Rehabilitation

Military service may take a heavy toll on one’s body. The price that the heroic men and women of the U.S. military pay for their service can be extremely high. For this reason, NeuLife Rehabilitation proudly helps Veterans and their families overcome life-altering consequences of their patriotic service to our country.

The real cost of trauma

The advancement in medical technology has allowed many servicemen to survive severe injuries, but for many survival came at the cost of traumatic limb amputations and associated mental scarring, which, in itself may lead to devastating outcomes.

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Veteran’s Rehabilitation Program at NeuLife Rehabilitation

Check out our client, Neulife latest blog post about Everything You Need to Know About Brain Aneurysms: Part 1

A brain aneurysm, medically known as a cerebral aneurysm, develops when a weakened part of a brain artery bulges out, creating a pocket filled with blood. Whether big or small, this ballooned spot in the artery can press on the tissues surrounding it. If the brain aneurysm ruptures, bleeding will occur, a condition known as a hemorrhagic stroke.

The exact number of Americans with a brain aneurysm is hard to determine, as the condition doesn’t usually come with obvious signs and symptoms. However, researchers estimate that around 3-5% of Americans develop brain aneurysms.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, around 30,000 people in the United States suffer from a ruptured brain aneurysm every year. Patients who survive will need to undergo neuro rehabilitation to help with their recovery.

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https://www.neuliferehab.com/2019/11/29/everything-you-need-to-know-about-brain-aneurysms-part-1/

 

Latest update from our client, Neulife about Fall Prevention Guidance from a Physical Therapist

Falls are a growing problem. Oftentimes a fall causes functional impairments, increased pain, decreased activity, and reduced quality of life. Reports show that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), accounting for more than 49% of TBIs among children, and 81% among adults aged over 64 years. Falls also contribute to about 31% of all spinal cord related injuries and are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits for older adults.

Considering that around 50% of older adults do not resume independent living after sustaining an injury in a fall, it is crucial to seek post-acute rehabilitation after a fall occurs. We never plan for falls to happen and even more so we cannot predict their severity. Therefore, at Neulife Rehabilitation we believe prevention is key, and today we will talk more about just that!

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https://www.neuliferehab.com/2019/11/17/fall-prevention-guidance-from-a-physical-therapist/

 

Check out our client Neulife new blog post about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Are you at risk?

Brain injury is incredibly common in the United States, with a staggering 2.8 million Americans sustaining TBI annually – and TBI is just one category of brain injury. However, most TBIs experienced are mild, commonly called concussions. Additionally, nearly 90% of people affected by TBI are treated and released from an emergency department. What happens then? If the patient is still showing TBI symptoms – emotional, physical, or cognitive – they should reach out to our rehabilitation center. At NeuLife, our TBI rehabilitation programs are designed to promote recovery to the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration.

Now that you know how prevalent TBI is in the US, let us go deeper into what TBI actually is.

TBI explained

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is just a subgroup of brain injury. Generally, brain injury is categorized as pre birth or acquired. The former refers to an injury, which is hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or introduced by birth trauma. Whereas, acquired brain injury (ABI) appears after birth, commonly due to external factors. ABI can then be divided into three different types:

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https://www.neuliferehab.com/2019/10/31/traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-are-you-at-risk/