Traumatic Brain Injury: a life changing event that can affect everyone

A severe TBI needs a focused therapy programme.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a neurological condition that can occur to anyone at any age. It is usually caused by a blow or other traumatic injury to the head or body.

The degree of damage can depend on several factors, including the nature of the injury and the force of impact.


It is always good to seek advice from a doctor after an accident involving the head, even if all appears good. The doctor will give you guidance on what to watch out for in the weeks following the accident.

In severe cases a patient will be treated in a hospital and your doctor will give you advice on further measures.

If you suffer profound implications from traumatic brain injury, an inpatient rehabilitation can help you in your recovery to regain lost functions.

At cereneo, we first assess your resources and impairments before our interdisciplinary team of medical experts develops a customized rehabilitation plan focusing on the areas you are having difficulties with in order to achieve the best possible recovery of the whole brain.


Depending on the intensity of the event, there might not be any symptoms at all or only mild symptoms. Some appear immediately after the incident, while others show only after a few days or weeks.

Typical symptoms that might occur in relation to a TBI:
Physical and sensory symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
  • Persistent headache or headache that worsens
  • Repeated nausea, vomiting, dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Problems with speech or vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears


Cognitive, behavioural or mental symptoms:

  • Profound confusion
  • Problems with concentration or memorizing things
  • Mood changes
  • Inability to awaken from sleep, difficulties sleeping or sleeping more than usual



A traumatic brain injury can be caused by many different events:

  • falls, e.g. from a ladder, bed or stairs,
  • vehicle accidents,
  • sports accidents, e.g. from soccer, skiing, hiking, skateboarding or any other high-impact sport activities,
  • physical violence.


We accompany you on your entire recovery journey

No matter where you are in your recovery process, we are can support you to maximise your health.

A fully personalized therapy programme based on your needs and wishes in one of your clinics.

Assessment of your home environment and safe transition back to anywhere in the world.

Together with a cereneo therapist you start your rehabilitation at home and integrate it in your daily routine.

Continue your rehabilitation at home via online channels and stay connected to the clinical expertise and network of cereneo.