About our Post Acute Rehabilitation Services

We live in a world where accidents are inevitable. Some smaller accidents happen every day – a paper cut, walking into a cabinet, dropping something, and their consequences are very petite. However, some people experience severe accidents in their lives that can flip their everyday upside down and cause tremendous health issues. For instance, vehicle accidents and sports injuries can lead to acute injuries, injuries that occur suddenly as a result of intense trauma, impact or torsion. A band aid for these kinds of injuries is not enough. People affected by those must be immediately transported to an acute care facility, where their condition will be managed to a point where it is relatively stable.

What happens next? This is where our fantastic post acute rehab programs come in! Our rehab center is perfectly designed to help people recover from an acute injury. Now, let us explain to you in more detail what it is that our amazing multi-speciality staff do.

What is post acute rehabilitation?

Acute injuries are those that are caused suddenly as a result of an intense trauma, impact, or torsion. The most common causes of acute injuries are sports and motor vehicle accidents. Acute injuries range all the way from broken bones and sprains, to brain injuries, spine injuries, strokes and neurological disorders.

Therefore, post acute rehab refers to the medical treatment program aimed at returning acute injury patients back to, or as close to as possible, to their pre-injury state. The term “post acute” implies that the patient was discharged from an acute care hospital, or facility. This is the situation more than 10 million Americans find themselves in each year.

The services offered by our post acute rehab program are customised to the needs of the individual patients as each injury and each patient differ. Some patients whom enter our rehabilitation center receive acute care as they come here instead of a hospital.

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What services do we offer?

Our NeuLife Rehabilitation clinic specializes in post acute rehabilitation programs for catastrophic injuries, which means we do not often deal solely with common everyday acute injuries like sprains, or muscle tears. Our residential facility is perfect for patients dealing with severe neurological trauma. We offer our services in two types of programs – your doctor will decide which program you belong to depending on your circumstances:

Learn more about Post Acute Rehabilitation at NeuLife Rehab

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the LARGEST residential post-acute rehabilitation facilities in the Southeast with specialized rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Brain Injury Specialty Programs and Residential Rehabilitation. Our skilled clinical experts work with each patient individually to create a customized rehabilitation program best suited to the patient’s needs. Everyday we work with the goal of providing our patients with the highest quality of care. We believe that healing, wellness and personal fulfillment are best accomplished in a positive and uplifting therapeutic environment where staff encourage, assist, and support all of their patients. And that is what we do!

To learn more about our facility, our staff and our work contact us, or schedule a tour! You can call us at 800-626-3876, or send us an email on info@neuliferehab.com. Find us at: 2725 Robie Avenue, Mount Dora, Florida 32757.

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Brain Trauma Rehabilitation Terms [Easy Guide Arounds Difficult Words] – Part 3

Many of us are so overwhelmed by the process of TBI diagnosis, treatment, and traumatic brain injury rehab, that we don’t even think to ask the important questions, or understand everything that the doctor says. A good physician will explain the tests, the diagnosis and the necessary rehabilitation in layman’s term. But, some won’t, or maybe the stress of the visit will make you forget as soon as you leave the office.

In Part 1 of this Guide, we explained some of these terms, especially the ones concerning functions and skills. In Part 2, we defined the terms related to some of the symptoms of TBI. Today, in Part 3, we’ll talk about the glossary concerning medication used to treat TBI.

Anticonvulsant

Medication used to decrease the possibility of a seizure (e.g., Dilantin, Phenobarbital, Mysoline, Tegretol).

Antidepressants

Medication used to treat depression.

Beta-blockers

Medication used mainly to slow down the heart, by blocking the action of hormones like adrenaline. Commonly used beta-blockers include:

  • atenolol (also called Tenormin)
  • bisoprolol (also called Cardicor or Emcor)
  • metoprolol (also called Betaloc, or Lopresor)
  • propranolol (also called Inderal or Angilol)

Neuroleptics

Neuroleptics, also known as antipsychotic medications, are used to treat and manage symptoms of many psychiatric disorders. They can be divided into two classes: first-generation (“typical” antipsychotics) and second-generation (“atypical” antipsychotics).

Antiepileptics

Antiepileptic drugs (commonly known as anticonvulsants or antiseizure drugs) are a varied group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Many seem to act as mood stabilizers and are used for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Watch this film by Speed Pharmacology about antiepileptics –“Pharmacology – ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS (MADE EASY)”, to find out more:

 

Analgesics

May be used for pain relief and pain management.

Anti-Anxiety Agents

May lessen feelings of uncertainty, nervousness, and fear.

Anti-Coagulants

May be used to prevent blood clots.

Muscle Relaxants

May be used to reduce muscle spasms or spasticity.

Sedative-Hypnotic Agents

May be used to induce sleep or depress the central nervous system in areas of mental and physical response, awareness, sleep, and pain.

Stimulants

May be used to increase attention and alertness.

Amantadine

Amantadine belongs to the class of medications called adamantanes. It is thought to work to control movement problems by increasing the amount of dopamine in certain parts of the body.

Remember, when you talk to your doctor about taking any of these, or other drugs, mention what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking, or plan to take.

Stay tuned for the fourth part of this TBI glossary guide.

NeuLife Rehabilitation –  one of the best traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facilities!

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the best TBI rehab centers with specialized catastrophic rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries.

Our programs for traumatic brain injury rehabilitation are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient. Our care plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration. Through the skills and experience of our highly trained team of clinical experts, we are able to treat a wide range of diagnoses and injuries at our brain injury rehab facility.

If you have any more questions concerning neuro rehab, brain injury rehab, or any other issue regarding traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, call us to make an appointment today. You can also schedule a tour to visit our best brain injury facility.

 

Sources:

http://www.headinjury.com/tbiglossary.htm

http://www.waiting.com 

https://www.biausa.org/brain-injury/about-brain-injury/treatment/medications

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

 

Brain Trauma Rehabilitation Terms [Easy Guide Arounds Difficult Words] – Part 2

Many of us are so overwhelmed by the process of TBI diagnosis, treatment, and traumatic brain injury rehab, that we don’t even think to ask the important questions or understand everything that the doctor says. A good physician will explain the tests, the diagnosis and the necessary rehabilitation in layman’s terms, but some won’t, or maybe the stress of the visit will make you forget as soon as you leave the office.

In Part 1 of this Guide, we’ve explained some of these terms, especially the ones concerning functions and skills. Today, in Part 2, we’ll explain more terms, concerning some of the symptoms of TBI.

Agnosia:

Failure to recognize familiar objects although the sensory mechanism is intact. May occur for any sensory modality.

Anoxia:

Lack of oxygen to the brain.

Aphasia:

The inability to produce voluntary speech due to a deficit in motor (muscle) programming caused by brain damage.

Apraxia:

Loss of the capability to perform learned determined movements, regardless of having the will to perform the movements.

Ataxia:

A problem of muscle coordination not due to apraxia, weakness, stiffness, spasticity or sensory loss. Triggered by lesion of the cerebellum, or basal ganglia. It can affect a person’s ability to walk, talk, eat and to execute other self-care tasks.

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Confusion:

A state in which a patient is bewildered, perplexed, or incapable to self-orient.

Disinhibition:

Incapability to control impulsive behavior and emotions.

Dysarthria:

A problem in forming words, or articulating them because of the weakness of muscles used in speaking. Speech is characterized by slurred, imprecise enunciation. Tongue movements are usually labored and the rate of speaking may be very slow. Voice
quality may be irregular, frequently disproportionately nasal; volume may be low; drooling may transpire. Dysarthria may go together with aphasia, or occur on its own.

Dysphagia:

Difficulty in swallowing. It also comprises a struggle to move material from the mouth to the stomach. This definition also includes difficulty in positioning food in the mouth.

Fatigue:

A state of tiredness; the loss of strength or stamina.

  • Acute: Fatigue with sudden onset, such as subsequent to excessive effort; relieved by rest.
  • Chronic: Long-continued fatigue not relieved by rest. Symptomatic of conditions, such as tuberculosis, diabetes or other diseases of changed body metabolism.
  • Muscular: The reduced ability of a muscle to execute work as a result of recurrent contractions. Fatigue can be partial, or complete.

Post-concussion syndrome:

Group of symptoms after a concussion that may consist of memory changes, mood swings, poor concentration, headaches, faintness, depression, and nervousness.

Quadriparesis:

Partial loss of function all four extremities of the body.

Quadriplegia:

Loss of function of any injured or diseased cervical spinal cord section, influencing all four body extremities.

Seizure:

Uncontrolled discharge of nerve cells which may spread to other adjacent cells or all over the brain. It typically lasts only a few minutes. It may be accompanied by loss of consciousness, loss of bowel and bladder control and tremors. May also cause hostility, and other behavioral deviations.

Spasticity:

Involuntary increase in muscle tone that occurs following injury to the brain or spinal cord, causing muscles to resist being moved.

Vegetative State:

Condition in which the person doesn’t speak, follow commands, or give any response that is psychologically meaningful.

Stay tuned for the third part of this TBI glossary guide.

NeuLife Rehabilitation –  one of the best traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facilities!

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the best TBI rehab centers with specialized catastrophic rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries. 

Our programs for traumatic brain injury rehabilitation are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, and care plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration. Through the skills and experience of our highly trained team of clinical experts, we are able to treat a wide range of diagnoses and injuries at our brain injury rehab facility.

If you have any more questions concerning neuro rehab, brain injury rehab, or any other issue regarding traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, call us to make an appointment today. You can also schedule a tour to visit our best brain injury facility. 

Sources:

http://www.headinjury.com/tbiglossary.htm

http://www.waiting.com 

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The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach [2nd Edition]

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) – what is it?

 

Acquired brain injury refers to any type of brain damage that happens after birth. Causes of ABI include disease, blows to the head, alcohol and drug use, or oxygen deprivation.

ABI does not entail damage to the brain resulting from neurodegenerative disorders.

Coping with the outcomes of acquired brain injury can be challenging for everyone, including family members.

2nd edition of a book about ABI

In July this year, Springer has published a new, improved edition of a comprehensive book called “Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach”. It can be of interest to all healthcare professionals in the field of neurology, and specifically ABI (Acquired Brain Injury), as well as ABI survivors and their families.

The book presents a comprehensive interdisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors. Medical and clinical specialists will receive a deeper understanding of not only each other’s roles but of their corresponding roles in this field.

Book contents

 

In this publication, you will find, among many subjects:

  • a comprehensive chapter on physical therapy in ABI, 
  • updated chapters on neuropsychology, speech-language and occupational therapies, including new technology and strategies as well as evidence-based methods,
  • psychosocial challenges and treatment following ABI,
  • the value of family as team members,
  • post neuro rehabilitation choices and experiences.

Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach” 2nd edition provides evidence and context concerning the rehabilitation goals and processes for rehabilitation specialists, interdisciplinary students of neuro rehabilitation and practicing clinicians.

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Many case examples are provided, illustrating a wide spectrum of challenges and steps of recovery. This edition features 3 completely new chapters and various updated chapters by new and returning authors (with Jean Elbaum as the editor).

 

NeuLife Rehabilitation – The Best Neuro Rehab Facility!

 

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the largest residential post-acute rehabilitation facilities in the Southeast with specialized neuro rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries. 

Our programs for neuro rehab are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, and care plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration. With the skills and experience of our highly trained team of clinical experts, we are able to treat a wide range of diagnoses and injuries at our brain injury facility.

If you have any more questions concerning neuro rehab, brain rehab, or any other issues regarding brain injury, call us to make an appointment today. You can also schedule a tour to visit our brain injury facility. 

 

Source: 

https://www.springer.com/gp/product-marketing-tool/flyer/9783030166120?downloadType=PRODUCTFLYER 

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.