If you or a loved one needs cognitive therapy rehabilitation in Naples, our practitioners are here to help you. We can assess the need for treatment, set goals, and develop a care plan of therapies and techniques to help our patients succeed. We aim to help every patient focus on their health and well-being.
At Naples Community Injury Center, our neurosurgeon, medical doctors, physical therapists, and other team members work together to help patients recover from physical, mental, and emotional injuries. We prescribe a treatment plan and provide cognitive therapies to clients who suffered brain injuries from trauma, strokes, and other health conditions. Contact us today at (239) 631-5445 to learn more.
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What Is Cognitive Therapy Rehabilitation?
When a person suffers a stroke or traumatic brain injury, they often face cognitive deficits as a result. These can be temporary or permanent, and they could result from a fall, a car accident, a sports injury, or many other causes. Some patients may only face minor symptoms, while others spend the rest of their lives recovering.
When we discuss cognition, we are talking about high-level functions and processes handled by certain parts of the brain. These could include:
- Focus and concentration
- Decision-making and judgment
- Comprehension and knowledge
- Visuospatial functions
Without these processes functioning as normal, a person might have difficulty working, making decisions, prioritizing tasks, or even living independently. When cognitive impairment is mild or moderate, it is often possible to help the person learn methods and techniques to manage their brain injuries. In time, many people report symptom improvement. There are no pharmacological treatments to address these concerns.
Physical therapy provides some of the most widely prescribed treatments to address cognitive issues. Exercise therapies, certain physical activities to improve language, balance exercises, sleep hygiene counseling, and massage therapy could all play a role in your recovery.
By combining techniques prescribed in both physiotherapy and occupational therapy, many patients with mild cognitive impairments can learn to lead a full, independent life by minimizing the effects of their brain injury on their daily activities.
How Naples Community Injury Center Provides Cognitive Therapy Rehabilitation
Research from prominent institutions shows physical therapy helps with cognitive rehabilitation after brain injuries. Many doctors now refer patients to physiotherapy if they are living with any type of movement limitations or cannot exercise on their own following a dementia diagnosis, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.
These patients often have poor balance, unusual or ineffective gaits, poor judgment, and other concerns that make it particularly dangerous for them to try to walk and exercise on their own. In addition, difficulties with focus and concentration increase the fall risk further.
At Naples Community Injury Center, our team assesses each patient’s needs individually. We know no two patients have the same limitations, concerns, and goals. We use what we learn from their initial intake examination to create a comprehensive plan that focuses on physiotherapy and complementary therapies. We also offer chiropractic care when we believe these techniques could benefit the patient.
Getting Help From Our Naples Community Injury Center Team
At Naples Community Injury Center, our team works together to provide the best possible experience for every patient. We pride ourselves on our effective, cutting-edge treatments, welcoming facilities, and effective care plans. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you meet your rehabilitation and health goals. Read our testimonials to see what previous patients have to say after working with us:
- “My experience was incredible. From the receptionist to the treatment service is first class. Dr. Oscar Nieves is an excellent professional with great medical skills and knowledge, but above all a great human being with great empathy and commitment to the needs of his patients. He is incredibly humble and compassionate and does everything on his power to find the cause that bring us to his office and offers the appropriate treatment so that we can return to normalcy. I definitely recommend Naples Community Injury Center.” – Ines
- “NCIC is amazing! The staff is beyond exceptional and understanding. Doctor Nieves knows exactly what he’s doing and aside from a good personality he listens to an individuals and needs and makes sure the needs are met. The staff at the front office has been great with time management as we work 8:30-4 every weekday so accommodating us has never been an issue.” – Mo
Our team of medical doctors, chiropractic physicians, physician assistants, chiropractic physician assistants, and a neurosurgeon has more than 60 years of combined medical experience. You can count on us to provide the care you need.
What Treatments Are Included in Naples Cognitive Therapy?
Every patient has different needs, so the therapies we include in one patient’s care plan are likely to differ from another. Brain injuries affect people in dramatically different ways.
Some of the therapies that might be used to address cognitive impairments and help address functional concerns in these patients could include:
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
CIMT strengthens and retrains limbs with movement and controls injuries through repetitive movements and exercises. Patients limit the use of the uninjured limb in these tasks.
Weight-Supported Treadmill Training
Our weight-supported treadmills utilize a harness system that bears some of the patient’s weight. This allows them to balance and focus on proper movement without causing injuries or needing to carry their full weight on an affected limb.
Constraint-Induced Language Therapy
Brain injuries can leave patients with a wide array of language issues. We prescribe exercises that help build breath control and mouth movement, encouraging verbal communication that improves speech, eating, and other related functions.
We assess the cause of the patient’s dizziness and imbalance and prescribe eye movement and/or vestibular exercises to regain balance.
Massage, infrared light treatment, ultrasound therapy, and other treatments may be available to help promote increased blood flow, pain relief, healing, and relaxation.
Talk to Our Team About Naples Cognitive Therapy Today
Naples Community Injury Center provides a wide range of therapies and treatments for those who have cognitive impairments following a stroke, TBI, or another brain injury.