The Transformative Role of Exercise for Acquired Brain Injury Recovery

The Transformative Role of Exercise for Acquired Brain Injury Recovery

Staying healthy and feeling good are important parts of living a happy life. This becomes even more important for people who have experienced an acquired brain injury (ABI), which can happen after birth due to accidents or illnesses. This can lead to various challenges, like trouble moving, remembering things, or feeling a certain way.

One way to make things better after an ABI is through exercise. Exercise has lots of benefits for people with ABI, and they can really help. When you do exercises, you can get stronger, more flexible, and have better endurance. This makes it easier to do everyday things like walking or getting dressed. Exercise can also help with a common problem called spasticity, which makes your muscles tense up without you wanting them to.

But that’s not all! Exercise is like a superhero for your brain too. It can make your memory better, help you pay attention, and make solving problems easier. And guess what? It might even stop you from getting certain problems like dementia, which can happen after an ABI.

Exercise doesn’t just help your body and brain – it’s great for your feelings too! When you do regular exercise, it can make you less likely to feel sad or worried. It can also make you feel happier overall. Plus, it’s like a confidence boost that helps you believe in yourself, which is super important, especially if you’re facing challenges every day because of your ABI.

All these good things from exercise come together to create a better picture. And guess what? We’re here to help you put those pieces together. At Northside Allied Health, we have a team of Exercise Experts (we call them Exercise Physiologists) who can work with you to make a plan that fits your needs and goals.


So, are you ready to jump into the world of exercise and start feeling better? We’re right here with you, cheering you on. At Northside Allied Health, we’re not just about making things better – we’re about helping you create a new and awesome story of health and happiness after ABI. Let’s get started on this exciting journey together!