Our programs for people recovering from brain injury provide an essential resource to continue healing and maximize your recovery. Our team of experts has specialized knowledge and training in working with individuals with brain injuries. Here are a few things that set us apart:
- Comprehensive approach: Movement Revolution takes a comprehensive approach when working with individuals with brain injuries. We offer a range of services, including exercise programs, neuromuscular re-education and education and support, to help individuals improve their function and overall well-being.
- Specialized training and expertise: The team at Movement Revolution has specialized training and expertise in working with individuals with brain injuries. We have advanced knowledge of neuroplasticity and how the brain can adapt and change in response to exercise and movement.
- Individualized approach: Movement Revolution recognizes that every individual with a brain injury is unique, and we tailor our services to meet each individual’s specific needs and goals. We perform a comprehensive assessment and design a personalized exercise program to help individuals improve their function and achieve their goals.
- Collaborative approach: We take a collaborative approach when working with individuals with brain injuries. We work closely with the individual’s healthcare team, including their doctor and other healthcare professionals, to ensure that our exercise program is safe and effective and complements your overall treatment plan.
- Emphasis on education and support: Movement Revolution places a strong emphasis on education and support for individuals with brain injuries. We provide resources and information to help you understand your condition, and exercise and movement’s role in recovery.
Overall, Movement Revolution’s specialized knowledge and expertise, individualized approach, collaborative approach, and emphasis on education and support set us apart as experts in working with individuals with brain injuries.
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Our team of Neuro Exercise Specialists has the ability and skill set to work with and understand the physical, physiological, emotional and cognitive challenges of our clients with brain injury. Our facilities are equipped with specialized equipment to work with clients at any ability and all assistance levels.
What to Expect From Our Exercises for TBI Patients
Movement Revolution will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs, abilities and limitations. We will assess your current level of function and design a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Some common goals for individuals with brain injuries include improving balance, coordination, strength, mobility and overall function. We may also help you reduce pain, increase energy and endurance, and improve your overall health and well-being. The specific goals that you will work on will depend on your unique situation and the goals that you want to achieve.
“I love going to my Movement Revolution sessions. Often my interactions with the trainers are the highlight of my day!”
—Logan Shalett, Brain Injury
Frequently Asked Questions
For someone with a brain injury, the type of exercise that’s best will depend on the individual’s specific needs and abilities. However, in general, there are a few types of exercise that are beneficial for many people with brain injuries:
- Aerobic exercise: Activities such as walking, swimming or cycling can help improve cardiovascular health, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve mood.
- Strength training: Building muscle strength can improve balance, stability and overall mobility, which can be especially important for people with a brain injury. Strength training can also improve bone density, which may be important for individuals at risk of osteoporosis.
- Balance and coordination exercises: Activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, or Pilates can help improve balance and coordination, which can be affected by a brain injury. These exercises can also reduce the risk of falls.
- Cognitive exercises: Puzzles, memory games and computer-based cognitive training programs can help improve cognitive function, such as memory, attention and processing speed.
It’s essential to consult with a professional before beginning any new exercise program, especially if you have a brain injury. They can help you develop a safe and effective exercise plan that meets your specific needs and limitations.
Finding the right exercise for someone with a brain injury will depend on several factors, including the type and severity of the injury, the individual’s overall health, and preferences and abilities. Here are some tips for finding the right exercise:
- Consult with a doctor or physical therapist: Before beginning any exercise program, it’s important to consult with a professional who can evaluate your condition and make recommendations based on your needs and limitations.
- Start slowly: If you’re new to exercise or have been sedentary for a while, it’s important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts.
- Listen to your body: Pay attention to how your body responds to exercise and adjust your routine as needed. If you experience pain, dizziness, or other symptoms, stop the activity and consult with a professional.
- Consider your preferences: Choose activities that you enjoy and that fit your lifestyle. This will help you stick to your exercise routine and make it a regular part of your daily routine.
- Stay motivated: Set achievable goals, track your progress and celebrate your successes. Joining a support group or exercising with a friend or family member can also help you stay motivated and on track.
Remember that exercise is just one component of a healthy lifestyle. It’s also important to eat a nutritious diet, get enough rest, manage stress, and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
It’s normal to feel nervous when starting a new exercise routine, especially if you have a brain injury. However, it’s important to remember that exercise can have many benefits for both physical and mental health. Starting slowly and gradually increasing intensity can help minimize the risk of injury and make the experience more enjoyable.
If you’re unsure how to get started or worried about your ability to do the exercises, it may be helpful to work with a Neuro Exercise Specialist who has experience working with people with brain injuries. They can help you develop a safe and effective exercise program that takes into account your needs and limitations.
While the cost of a Neuro Exercise Specialist can be a consideration, it’s important to weigh the potential benefits against the cost. As mentioned earlier, exercise can have many benefits for people with brain injuries, including improving physical health, boosting cognitive function, and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. By working with a trainer, you can ensure that you’re exercising safely and effectively, which can help to maximize the benefits of exercise and reduce the risk of injury.
In general, exercise is considered safe and beneficial for people with brain injuries. Still, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise program, especially if you have a brain injury.
Depending on the severity and type of your brain injury, certain kinds of exercise or movements could be potentially harmful. For example, if you have a history of seizures, certain exercises or movements could trigger an attack. Additionally, if you have a history of neck or spine injuries, you may need to avoid exercises that put too much strain on your neck or spine. It’s also important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts, especially if you’re new to exercise or have been sedentary due to your injury. This can help to reduce the risk of injury and prevent overexertion.
Working with a professional who has experience working with people with brain injuries can be helpful, as they can provide individualized guidance and support based on your specific needs and limitations.
When exercising with a brain injury, it’s important to find the right balance between pushing yourself enough to see progress and avoiding overexertion that could potentially worsen your symptoms. Here are a few tips to help you find the right level of intensity when exercising:
- Start slowly: If you’re new to exercise or haven’t been physically active due to your brain injury, it’s important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. This can help you to avoid overexertion and reduce the risk of injury.
- Listen to your body: Pay attention to how your body feels during and after exercise. If you experience symptoms such as dizziness, headache or fatigue, it may be a sign that you’re pushing yourself too hard. On the other hand, if you don’t feel challenged enough, you may need to increase the intensity of your workouts.
- Use the talk test: One way to gauge the intensity of your workouts is to use the talk test. If you can carry on a conversation while exercising, you’re likely exercising at a moderate intensity. If you’re too out of breath to talk, you may be pushing yourself too hard.
- Work with a healthcare professional: A Neuro Exercise Specialist who has experience working with people with brain injuries can provide individualized guidance and support to help you find the right level of intensity when exercising.
Ultimately, the right level of intensity will depend on your needs and limitations. It’s important to consult with a professional before starting any new exercise program and to adjust the intensity of your workouts as needed based on your symptoms and how your body feels.
Whether you can do the exercises on your own or need to work with someone will depend on the type and severity of your brain injury, as well as your needs and limitations.
In general, working with a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or Neuro Exercise Specialist who has experience working with people with brain injuries, can be helpful. They can provide individualized guidance and support, as well as help monitor your progress and adjust your exercise program as needed.
The effects of exercise on the progression of brain injury or disease can vary depending on the specific condition and individual factors. Still, research suggests that exercise can positively impact overall brain health and potentially slow the progression of some neurological conditions.
For example, studies have shown that exercise can increase blood flow to the brain, promote the growth of new brain cells and improve cognitive function in people with brain injuries or diseases such as traumatic brain injury, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, regular exercise has been shown to have a protective effect on the brain, reducing the risk of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases.
No, exercise cannot replace medication for brain injury. Medication is an important part of the treatment plan for many brain injuries and neurological conditions and should be prescribed and managed by a healthcare professional.
While exercise can have many positive benefits for brain health and may be recommended as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, it should not be viewed as a substitute for medication. The role of exercise in the treatment of brain injury or neurological conditions will depend on the individual’s specific needs and limitations and should be discussed with a healthcare professional.
It’s important to always follow your healthcare professional’s recommendations and consult with them before making any changes to your medication regimen. If you want to incorporate exercise into your treatment plan, talk to your healthcare professional about the best approach for your specific needs and limitations.
Some of the ways that Movement Revolution may be able to help with your brain injury include:
- Individualized assessment: Movement Revolution can perform a comprehensive assessment of your movement patterns, strength and functional abilities to identify any limitations or areas that need improvement.
- Personalized exercise program: Based on your assessment results, we can design a personalized exercise program tailored to your needs and goals. This may include exercises to improve mobility, strength, balance and coordination.
- Neuromuscular re-education: Movement Revolution offers neuromuscular re-education techniques to help individuals with brain injuries re-learn how to control their movements and improve their coordination and balance.
- Education and support: We provide education and support to help individuals with brain injuries understand their condition and the role that exercise, and movement can play in their recovery.
- Integration with other healthcare professionals: Movement Revolution can work closely with your healthcare team, including your doctor and other healthcare professionals, to ensure that your exercise program is safe and effective and complements your overall treatment plan.
Your Roadmap to Living Stronger
Our comprehensive brain injury movement assessment includes an objective assessment of your balance, functional ambulation and strength, as well as a thorough gait assessment on a treadmill that analyzes the mechanics of each step you take.
Every assessment is unique to your diagnosis and is used to establish your personal goals, objectives and desired physical outcomes.
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