AJ Case Management provide services to clients and their families who have suffered life changing accidents, which have left them with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes.
We have worked with clients who have:
· Traumatic Brain Injury
· Post-Concussion Syndrome
· Cerebral Palsy
· Spinal Cord Injury
· Complex Orthopaedic Injuries
Headway is a specialist charity that should be the first port of call for anyone who has sustained a head injury. They provide comprehensive information on mild to severe head injuries. www.headway.org.uk
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a specific name used for head injuries sustained as a result of a traumatic event such as a car accident, sporting accident or assault. The TBI can range from a mild concussion to a severe traumatic brain injury.
No two injuries are the same and someone with a mild concussion may suffer with symptoms many months after the event whereas someone else may suffer with no further symptoms.
The impact of this injury will depend on the area of damage and can affect:
· Planning and organising
· Motor function
Rehabilitation following a TBI will be bespoke for every client and will be dependent on a skilled assessment to identify difficulties and should be goal focused.
Amputation and Orthopaedic Injuries
Following an accident you may have severe orthopaedic injuries and in some instance you may have had to have a limb amputated.
Often, these are extremely painful injuries which impact on your ability to carry on with your day to day activities. The pain may impact your ability to sleep and this exacerbates the impact on your physical health, which further exacerbates your tolerance to the pain you are in.
Your rehabilitation may need to include pain management, strengthening and stretching regimes, gait re-education, fitness and activities of daily living.
We advise our clients who have sustained a spinal injury to contact the SIA (Spinal Injury Association) – www.spinal.co.uk
A spinal injury can affect any part of your spine including the neck and back. A spinal injury may be complete or incomplete depending on the amount of damage that has been caused. The level of the injury will also determine where you will experience weakness, loss of movement, loss of sensation and pain.
The initial treatment will be based on adjusting to the injury and intensive rehabilitation to maximise your recovery and your function. In the longer term, rehabilitation will be aimed to help you to adjust to the new life ahead of you.
Cerebral palsy occurs as a result of a brain injury either before, during or after birth. Its effects depend on which part of the brain is damaged and range from mild to severe.
Scope is a charity that can offer specialised information on Cerebral Palsy.www.scope.org.uk
People with cerebral palsy may have difficulties in;
· Motor function
The focus on rehabilitation will be to help parents and family members to understand the impact of the injury and to support the family as the child grows and develops. Specialist advice will be given around education, therapy and equipment.