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What is an acquired brain injury (ABI)?

An acquired brain injury (ABI), is a form of brain injury that an individual sustains, or ‘acquires’, after birth; individuals are not born with the injury as a result of congenital or genetic disorders.

ABIs can be broken down into two distinct types:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is a brain injury that is sustained as a result of some form of impact to the head e.g. a fall, or other form of accident. TBIs are the result of events that happen outside the body
  • Non-traumatic brain injury, which is an injury that is caused to the brain as a result of medical occurrences such as having a stroke, a brain tumour, or meningitis. Non-traumatic brain injuries are the result of events that happen inside the body

Treatment for ABIs at Priory

Priory provides high quality, rehabilitation-focused treatment programmes for those living with an ABI, as part of our dedicated Brain Injury Services. We can provide expert support to those who require immediate post-acute, slow stream or continuing care, delivered across our specialist sites throughout the UK.

Priory’s Brain Injury Services encompass all aspects of neurorehabilitation, including:

  • Physical
  • Behavioural
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional
  • Communication
  • Social

Treatment is delivered within a broad variety of environments, ranging from hospital settings to transitional living homes. The breadth of the service allows our network to offer comprehensive care pathways, ensuring that all services have consistency in their approach and adhere to national guidelines. 

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