Flashcards in Rehab after Brain Injury Deck (5)
What are the main causes of brain injury?
Complications of surgery
What are some early physical issues of brain injury?
Mobility (left hemiparesis, pelvic fractures)
What non-physical issues impact on early rehab?
Impaired cognition: disorientation, short attention span, poor STM, impaired executive function, impaired insight
What is the biology of rehab?
Stop further damage, stabilise the physiology
Recovery and repair of damaged cells/circuits
Activation of redundant pathways
Stem cell differentiation and activation
Promoting experience-dependent plasticity through focussed practice