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Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562


Physical Therapy Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury

Kênia Kiefer Parreiras de Menezes

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an important public health problem and leading cause of injury death and disability
in worldwide. The heterogeneity of this condition leads to a high degree of variety in the manifestation of clinical
symptoms and makes the treatment of the accident victims particularly challenging. Because of this, the
physiotherapist plays a central role in leading, coordinating and providing a continuum of care and services over the
course of the patient's recovery. However, there are no major differences between the various methods of treatment
and all of them improve the patients’ functional status. Furthermore, evidence suggests that community integration
should be the primary goal of rehabilitation for people after a TBI. However, very little is known about how variations
on the individual characteristics (family support, education, quality and availability of community services, financial
condition) may also influence the community integration.