Physical, occupational and speech therapies offer a range of support for individuals with epilepsy or traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injury occurs when an injury disrupts the way the brain functions. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term neuromuscular complications.
Similarly, many forms of epilepsy impact a range of neurological functions, including those involving language. People with epilepsy may have speech problems that arise from their seizures that affect language areas of the brain.
Occupational, speech, and physical therapies are beneficial to many individuals with epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. These therapies help individuals perform their everyday tasks as safely and as independently as possible. Occupational therapists provide techniques to improve fine motor skills like writing, buttoning clothes and picking up small objects, while speech therapists aim to improve and develop the individual’s speech, language and communication difficulties to their highest potential in their home, educational and social environments. For those with traumatic brain injuries, physical therapy can help individuals regain functional independent living skills.
Independence Health & Therapy in Woodstock provides an integrated interdisciplinary rehabilitation program that is designed to help clients achieve independence through treatment and support.
At Independence Health & Therapy, physical, occupational, and speech therapy clients receive ample time with their care team to ensure the maximum program benefit. Therapists see one client at a time, and when needed, work in concert with one another to ensure clients receive the comprehensive care they need.
Independence Health & Therapy: 2028 N. Seminary Ave,. Woodstock, IL 60098, 815-338-3590, www.IndependenceHealth.org