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Effectiveness of A Neurophysiotherapy Program On The Functional Skills of A Top Athlete After A Traumatic Brain Injury
Introduction:Traumatic brain injury (TBI) today represents one of the biggest health problems of the world population, as it often leads to reduced capacity, various impairments, difficulties in activities and limitations of participation. Methods: In the case study we used the mixed methods, more precisely the convergence model of triangulation and investigated the short-term effectiveness of a 3-month intensive neurophysiotherapy program (PNF, contemporary NDT, hippotherapy, hydrotherapy, myofascial relaxation techniques, nerve mobilization) in a top athlete with TBI. In the quantitative part of the case study, we performed a retrospective analysis of the quantitative data of the functional tests used in the subject. In the qualitative part of the case study, we conducted a semi-structured interview with a neurophysiotherapist of an adolescent with TBI. Results: Based on the analysis of mixed methods results, we find that in this way we can develop a more condensed understanding of the short-term effectiveness of a composite neurophysiotherapy program on the functional abilities of adolescents - top athletes with TBI on his dynamic balance, mobility, coordination, walking, etc .. Conclusions: Based on mixed methods design we got insight into the position and experience of a neurophysiotherapist regarding the effectiveness of a composite neurophysiotherapy program to improve the results of functional abilities of adolescents - top athletes with TBI both in terms of physical function and at the level of activity and participation.