Acquired Head & Brain Injury

VIM Health uses a range of innovative technology and top-of-the-range equipment to enable people to meet their goals after brain injuries.
Stroke Survivor Jamie is pictured using his zimmer frame whilst physios tom and bex support him either side.
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What Is An Acquired Brain Injury?

An acquired brain injury is damage to the brain that happens after birth. It can be caused by sudden onset or insidious onset.

Causes of sudden onset brain injuries include but are not limited to trauma, infection, lack of oxygen, strokes or drug use episodes. Causes of insidious onset brain injuries include brain tumours, degenerative diseases (such as AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease) and drug or alcohol abuse.

The Challenges Faced

Acquired brain or head injuries affect people in different ways. Some people will experience physical symptoms, others will experience changes to their thinking and learning abilities and some will face challenges with managing their emotions and behaviour. Sometimes, an individual will have a combination of physical and emotional symptoms.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Seizures/fits
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness, shaking or stiffness of the limbs
  • Changes to sleeping pattern
  • Changes to senses, including sight, smell and touch
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings
  • Changes to personality

Every brain injury is unique, meaning each individual that has suffered an ABI should be treated with tailored care.

Piers Henderson’s during an intensive rehab session at VIM Healthcare

How Can VIM Health Help?

VIM Health offers a wide range of innovative treatments and therapy programmes that are specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual. These goal-based programmes can include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Medical management
  • Psychological support from a multi-disciplinary team of Neuropsychologists

VIM Health specialises in the use of intensive rehabilitation technology that includes state-of-the-art robotics and virtual reality equipment. When combined with traditional hands-on therapy delivered by neurology specialists, our intensive rehabilitation programmes can help you reach your goals following an acquired brain or head injury.

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