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Brain injury symptoms and functional outcomes after physical therapy are unique to each individual. Our goal is to maximize functional independence and mobility during rehabilitation at Gillette. We customize your child’s therapy to you and your family’s needs by working as a team. The following information is meant to provide you with general information on what physical therapy may address after a brain injury.

Some areas we work on in physical therapy may include:

  • Assess and improve strength, coordination, balance, range of motion, and endurance.
  • Maximize independence with bed mobility, transfers, standing, gait training, stairs and more as appropriate.
  •  Your child may use equipment during their rehabilitation stay. Equipment may include but is not limited to wheelchair, stander, walk device, or lift system.
  • Evaluate the need for specialized equipment and environmental modifications at home and school.
  • Orthotics may be used to support the joints in knees and ankles in order to perform tasks and prevent muscle tightness.
  • Aquatic therapy, functional electrical stimulation, and robotic-assisted ambulation may be utilized if appropriate.

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team. If you are a Gillette patient with urgent questions or concerns, please contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890.