Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A Traumatic Brain Injury is sustained in many ways, including motor vehicle accidents, falls and assaults. Impairments following TBI can present in physical, cognitive, psychological, communication and behavioural domains. Common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include fatigue, behavioural or mood changes, impaired memory and thinking skills, muscle weakness, loss of coordination or movement, and cognitive-communication changes.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (BIRS)
The Royal Rehab Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service is dedicated to providing specialist rehabilitation to people with severe TBI. BIRS includes the Brain Injury Unit (BIU) and the Brain Injury Community Rehabilitation Team (BICRT).
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service treating team includes specialist rehabilitation doctors, rehabilitation nurses, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, recreation therapists, dietitian, orthoptist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, allied health assistants and rehabilitation case managers.
The Brain Injury Community Rehabilitation Team and Brain Injury Unit promote collaboration between clients, families and the treating team, to ensure rehabilitation is guided by clear, achievable goals.