The Brain Injury Program by Health Bound physiotherapy clinic Toronto is a unique, focused program aimed at people with acquired brain injuries, which includes strokes. It is a team of healthcare providers who includes physios, OTs, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, PSWs, RSWs, Naturopaths, and many more who collectively have experience dealing with the medical, physical, mental, emotional, behavioural, vocatJional, educational, and recreational needs of people with brain injuries. The program helps people at every level – in their families, in their communities, and in their roles in life.
What Can I Expect from My First Visit?
The health care provider will conduct an assessment to understand the client’s situation and work with the client to establish a plan for treatment. This will include the following elements should be included: a full medical history, a subjective evaluation of the primary complaints, a complete physical examination that includes motion and muscle testing, orthopedic evaluation, and neurological assessment. You will also receive standardized outcome measures for baseline measure of pain and function. Here are some of the measures these assessments can contain: the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), the Oswestry Disability Index, the Neck Disability Index (NDI), the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), or the Upper Extremity Functional Scale (UEFS).
It’s important to note that a doctor may evaluate whether there are any yellow flags. If there are, then the recovery from the injury is in jeopardy. With treatment, the doctor and the patient work together to discuss what the patient expects from the recovery, as well as their duties for each step of the program.
When Will I Be Discharged?
Depending on the extent of your injury, how long you participate in the Brain Injury Program is determined. One of the following criteria needs to be met in order to be discharged from the Brain Injury Program
- When the person served meets the goals the rehabilitation team sets for him or her, that individual has successfully completed rehabilitation.
- These days, the healthcare provider’s services are not necessary or appropriate.
- His or her progress has ceased to benefit the individual, who has reached a plateau in the program.
- A formal determination has been made that the participant cannot abide by the demands of the program and appropriate referral referrals have been made.
- A person who is no longer medically stable (due to illness) and who cannot return to therapy for a month or longer can use our respite services.
- Due to factors such as getting fitted for a prosthetic or when specialized equipment has arrived, the rehabilitation program has been put on hold.
- In such cases, the healthcare provider will recommend an alternate, more appropriate program or level of care for the person served.