Physiotherapy in the Brain Injury Service helps people with brain injury to maximise their abilities.
Physiotherapists support patients and their families as they plan for the future. They assess the components of movement (muscle strength, joint range, sensation, coordination and balance) and determine how these affect an individuals’ ability to live and be independent within their own environment.
The physiotherapist works within the multidisciplinary team to help a patient set goals relating to their current and predicted abilities and form a plan of treatment. Physiotherapists use a broad range of skills and knowledge to create an individualised treatment plan. This treatment plan is specific to the patient and based on current evidence based practice.
Physiotherapy treatment programmes are provided by registered physiotherapists and physiotherapy support staff.