Whatever the cause, whether it was an accident at work or a slip, trip or fall, a head injury doesn’t just cause problems with balance, but can also have a major impact on things like sight and hearing; you may even find you suffer headaches and migraines in later life.
Depending on the severity there are some exercises that you can perform in order to regain balance and generally increase confidence following a serious head injury caused by an accident at work.
- Exercise Balls – Exercise balls are often used in therapy following a head injury because the ball requires you to use various different muscles in order to keep your balance and stay on the ball. In order to make this process easier there are several sizes of balls and even two-person balls available making it easy to perform a wide variety of exercises either in therapy or at home.
- Parallel Bars – Parallel bars can be used in order to help a patient support themselves while they practice walking. By using the bars it encourages a patient to have more ability and strength, thus encouraging balance.
- Weights – Adding more resistance can help to build stability and adding weights to an exercise programme will increase this resistance. This will usually start with very light weights and then progress to heavier weights and a more rigorous programme.
- Pedalling – Pedalling can help develop more leg strength and coordination. Starting off slowly a patient can build-up their exercises slowly and increase the amount they do. A stationary or exercise bike is perfect for this kind of exercise.
- Strength Training – Building muscle strength is a key part of physical therapy. At first, the programme may start with just flexing certain parts of the body and resistance can be added at a later date as the patient progresses.
You may have a claim for compensation
If you have sustained a head injury following an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a friendly law firm with years of experience in personal injury claims, car crash claims and work accident compensation claims. Our professional advisors are available on our Freephone telephone number 0800 689 0500 and will be able to advise you on getting the compensation you deserve and you can talk to them in confidence with no obligation to proceed.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice