Our Lehigh Acres doctors prescribe cognitive therapy and rehabilitation for patients who suffered a brain injury in a traumatic accident or stroke. Our therapies can help patients recover cognitive abilities, regain mobility, and sharpen skills such as speech. We assess each patient and prescribe a plan to address their unique needs.
Our team at Specific Care Chiropractic offers many chiropractic and physiotherapy services in Lehigh Acres for patients with a wide range of brain injuries and cognitive impairments. Contact us today at (239) 369-9109 to learn what we can do to help you or a loved one feel better.
How Does Cognitive Therapy Work for Our Lehigh Acres Patients?
When a brain injury occurs, it can affect many parts of the body and how it functions. The following cognitive processes could be affected:
- Concentration and focus
- Attention span
- Memory and recall
- Judgment and decision-making
- Language and visuospatial functioning
When there is a blow to the brain, a loss of blood and oxygen for any period, or other injuries, it can cause damage to the areas of the brain that affect these abilities. Whether temporary or permanent, cognitive impairments can greatly affect a person’s daily life. Some people cannot return to work or even live independently because of cognitive concerns.
Types of Therapeutic Techniques We May Prescribe for Cognitive Therapy Patients
Healing the affected areas of the brain and learning to use functional tactics to manage the lasting effects of a brain injury can improve cognitive impairments. To this end, our Lehigh Acres doctors prescribe many types of therapy to help address these concerns. Depending on the patient’s unique needs, we may use evidence-based techniques like the following:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Balance therapy
- Language and speech therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Sleep hygiene counseling
- Occupational therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
- Cognitive and memory training
While we work to help patients become strong and more flexible physically, we also provide therapy to improve their cognition. We aim to offer effective treatment to help you overcome any symptoms impacting you and your family in your day-to-day lives.
What Is the Purpose of Lehigh Acres Cognitive Rehabilitation?
When a patient comes to us with any degree of cognitive impairment, we set goals for them based on their brain injury, age, abilities, and level of impairment. These goals continually change as they progress and we learn more about their brain injury.
It has become more and more common for doctors to prescribe physical therapy to address cognitive concerns following a brain injury. For decades, physiotherapy has been a go-to therapy for those with physical disabilities due to brain injuries. It could be an effective treatment for patients to regain the use of an affected limb or improve other movement limitations.
Physiotherapy Decreases Fall Risk
Those with brain injuries and related cognitive impairments are often at an increased fall risk, too. This includes seniors who had a stroke and patients who lost some mobility because of a TBI.
With certain types of therapies, it may be possible to reduce this risk. This includes balance retraining, gait training, muscle building, and stretching to increase flexibility. Cognitive therapy also reduces fall risk since it often leads to better judgment and decision-making.
How Does Lehigh Acres Cognitive Therapy Work?
The Specific Care Chiropractic team serving Lehigh Acres meets each patient during their initial intake exam. All new patients receive a full assessment with a health history, physical exam, X-rays and other medical imaging, and lab tests. During this appointment, our doctors provide compassionate care and assess your current status to determine the approach to therapy we should take.
Based on the findings of the intake exam, our doctors develop a personalized rehabilitation plan to address the patient’s specific needs and reach their goals.
As you continue to see our doctors and progress through your treatment plan, we assess your improvements. We can alter your treatment plan to ensure you are receiving the therapy that works best for you.
What Therapies Can You Expect During Your Lehigh Acres Cognitive Rehabilitation?
All our rehabilitation plans at our Lehigh Acres clinic include several forms of therapy intended to give you the most comfortable recovery possible. For patients with cognitive impairments, the treatments we prescribe could vary widely based on their symptoms and the severity of their brain injury. Those with relatively minor concussions may not need as intensive therapy as those with much more significant brain injuries.
Some of the therapies we might prescribe for a patient with cognitive impairments include:
- Corrective care, including chiropractic adjustments and other treatments for the underlying musculoskeletal injuries or issues causing disabilities
- Cognitive therapy, which could include a wide range of physiotherapy exercises to help relearn muscle control, rebuild concentration, and learn techniques to manage any lasting impairments
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) therapy, which promotes nerve healing, works to stop muscle spasms, and could work to relearn muscle control
- Language and speech therapy, which strengthens functional verbal communication, breath support, and mouth movement
- Balance therapy to reduce symptoms such as dizziness, imbalance, and vertigo, which are common after a brain injury
- Gait retraining to improve mobility and reduce the risk of fall injuries
- Stretching and strength training to rebuild muscles and promote overall health
- Sleep hygiene therapy, nutritional counseling, and other holistic therapies to improve health
- Complementary therapies, including massage, ultrasound, or infrared therapies
Discuss Lehigh Acres Cognitive Therapy With Our Team Today
Specific Care Chiropractic is accepting new patients for cognitive therapy rehabilitation at our Lehigh Acres, FL, clinic. We are here to answer your questions and make your initial intake appointment. When you come to our office, we provide a safe space for you to talk about your symptoms.