attention

At Action Physical Therapy, we recognize that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a top priority across the county and with our patients. We want to assure you that the health and safety of our patients, healthcare providers and staff are our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and like many others, are following the advice of the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health Services (DHS) to determine any adjustments that we may need to be taking regarding how we serve our patients.

During the COVID-19 Action Physical Therapy will now offer telemedicine. You must have an email on file with us, please call the office at 561-791-9090 or email info@actionphysical.com

At this time, our offices will remain open to serve patients with limited hours.

Rest assured; we are taking extra infection control precautions. As an added measure, all exam rooms, and high-touch surfaces are being disinfected continuously. We have also reiterated the importance of effective hand hygiene with all our health care providers and staff. Further, we have instructed our staff to stay home if they are experiencing any illness.

PATIENTS WITH UPCOMING APPOINTMENTS

If you have a scheduled appointment, we request that you limit the number of people who attend with you to only those needed to assist you during your appointment or to accommodate transportation needs. Limiting the number of guests will assist with social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC. If you would like to stay in your car and be called when your appointment is ready we will accommodate you.

Now Offering Action Physical Therapy Telemedicine Virtual Visits

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Treatment With Restoration of Functions

Brain Injury Treatment

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to Assist After a Brain Injury

Brain injury is a major health problem in the United States with 2.8 million cases diagnosed every year.  If you or someone you love is seeking restorative brain injury treatment therapy, look no further.  At Action Physical Therapy, our clinical team is ready to help you.  Traumatic brain injury might result in a significant impairment of the person’s physical, psychological, and cognitive functioning. For that reason, special attention is paid to physical therapy because this type of treatment plays a big role in the early stages of the rehabilitation process. The course of a brain injury treatment for one patient is completely different for another.

Symptoms of brain injury

The brain controls our ability to think, sense, socialize and move, so the symptoms of brain injury can vary widely. In most cases, they include:

· Sensory symptoms – problems with hearing, vision, the sense of touch, and balance;

· Physical symptoms – weakness and difficulty to move the body, arms, legs, and head, as well as difficulty to sit, stand, balance, and walk;

· Cognitive symptoms – problems with memory, solving problems, or paying attention;

· Emotional and behavioral problems – emotional agitation and difficulty in controlling emotions.

How can physical therapy help with brain injury?

We work with our patients and their families and develop an individualized plan in order to address the challenges and limitations they face. First, we do a detailed evaluation, including psychological testing to identify the type and severity of the damage. Once we have the results for our patient’s general condition, including their muscle strength, range of motion, bladder and bowel function, learning ability and their readiness to participate in a brain injury program, we start the treatment.

When the patient is in a vegetative state, we help with equipment and positioning that will ensure proper flexibility and posture so that we can be sure that the likelihood of additional problems will be reduced.

When the patient is in a minimally conscious state, we help with proper positioning, equipment, and stretching to increase their responses to commands for communication and movements.

Participation in Physical Therapy After a Brain Injury

As the patient becomes more conscious, they can actively participate in the physical therapy, so we start a different treatment that includes using an equipment for exercises, task-specific training, and education that depends on the patient’s current condition. Simply put, we are working on:

· Coordination and balance;

· Ability to follow commands and maintain alertness;

· Mobility and balance safely when standing, walking, and sitting;

· Standing up without an assistance;

· Practicing functional activities;

· Reducing any symptoms of fatigue that can occur from being inactive for a long period of time.

© Copyright 2020 Action Physical Therapy. All rights reserved.

Top