Discharge from the Brain Injury Physiotherapy Clinic
It can be a daunting prospect for patients to be left to manage their condition on their own after discharge. This page provides you with advice to help you make the most of your recent Physiotherapy intervention.
Self-management once you are discharged
• Maintain your exercises and activity levels, as stopping them is one of the main causes of increased pain and reduced function.
• Consider recording an exercise diary to keep you on track.
• Monitor your fatigue and apply strategies, as discussed in clinic, for managing, if required.
• If you feel ready, you could try and find a local exercise class, the following links might be a good place to start.
Your Circle Gloucestershire then type ‘exercise’ in the search box.
Headway Gloucestershire - they may be able to suggest some useful groups for you to join.
Before asking to be referred to physiotherapy again
Have you tried:
• Restarting some of your easier exercises.
• Reducing the number of repetitions of your exercises, with a view to building up again.
If you are suffering from pain:
• Have you asked for advice from your GP or local Pharmacist about regular pain relief?
If you are suffering from fatigue:
• Are you pacing yourself and giving yourself regular rests to manage the fatigue?
Reasons to visit your GP for re-referral to physiotherapy
- Recurrent falls
- Fear of falling
- Difficulty with your transfers
- Deterioration in your balance or mobility associated with your brain injury
Brain Injury Admin Team
Ground Floor, Beacon House
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road
Tel: 0300 422 5139