- March 10, 2020
-- Every March, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge and support the millions of Americans impacted by brain injury (BI). The theme for the 2020 awareness campaign is Change Your Mind
. Every nine seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. Estimates indicate that 5.3 million Americans live with brain injury-related disabilities at a cost exceeding $82 billion annually.
The Change Your Mind campaign provides a platform for changing common misconceptions about brain injury. One common misconception people have is that recoveries for brain injury show steady improvement up until 2 years, and then recovery is complete. One should expect that there would be inconsistency during the recovery period; a person with a brain injury may be able to do something easily one day, and then find the same thing difficult the next day. However, although a lot of the recovery process does occur during those first two years, it is not necessarily complete at all. Recovery can continue throughout a lifetime, and outpatient physical therapy can help!
Physical therapy programs for brain injury patients focus on restoration. PTs work to improve motor function, minimize physical disabilities, and reestablish normal movement patterns to maximize the patient's independence, safety and ability to return to their prior level of function. They work with the patient, family and other health care providers to develop goals and an individualized treatment plan to address the challenges and functional limitations associated with the injury. The plan can become part of a larger, comprehensive plan with an inter-disciplinary approach that may include cognitive, speech, occupational, vocational, behavioral, and psychological therapies for years to come.
HDPT Wakefield & Burlington are both open from 7am – 7pm, Monday through Friday. There are no waiting lists for new patients, same day appointments and free injury screenings are always available, and the clinics are conveniently located right off major highways. They accept every health insurance plan, often do not require a referral, and work with you to create a smooth and hassle-free rehabilitation experience.
At HD Physical Therapy, we are committed to the health and happiness of our patients. Everyday we work to restore each person's maximal function with consistency and compassion. Offering distinctive, inventive and proven rehabilitation treatment, our devoted professionals strive to deliver a successful and enjoyable experience to every patient we meet. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please call Wakefield at 781-587-0776, Burlington at 781-552-3600, or visit www.HDPTonline.com.