Home and Community Rehabilitation – A Necessity for Recovery  

For individuals looking to recover from an illness or injury, there are a variety of rehabilitation options available. Two of the more popular options are in-patient rehabilitation facilities and home and community rehabilitation.  Inpatient rehabilitation generally requires an individual to stay at a specialized facility for the duration of their treatment. Here, they will have …

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Caring for Someone With a Brain Injury and its Impact on Caregivers 

Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to up-end a person’s life in an instant, but what is often overlooked are the far-reaching effects of this devastating injury. Beyond drastically changing the survivor’s physical and mental wellbeing, a traumatic brain injury can also significantly affect those close to them, taking a particularly harsh toll on their …

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Loneliness after a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury 

There are a few injuries that can impact a person’s quite like a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury. A traumatic brain injury can affect a persons’ memory, sleep, personality, mood, responses, planning, understanding and so on, while a spinal cord injury can affect their independence, mobility and functions.   These changes can affect …

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Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is an intricate network of nerve fibers that receive signals from various parts throughout the body. There are 31 pairs within this system, and each one carries an important message to your brain or controls certain functions.  The spinal cord runs inside the vertebral column, and vertebral column protects the entire spinal …

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Nutrition for Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

When a patient suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), nutrition is extremely important for their recovery. A healthy diet is essential for a brain injury healing. The brain uses calories to function, and a lack of proper nutrients can disrupt proper brain functioning, including the ability to think clearly. When someone sustains a traumatic brain …

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Heat and TBI

Why Are Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussion Symptoms Worse in the Summer Heat? If you’ve experienced a head injury, you may already know that an array of symptoms can occur after the injury for  days, months, and even years. Brain trauma can cause body temperature regulation problems like feeling cold with chills, shivering, sweating, or …

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CTE: The Impact on Athletes

We see the headlines over and over again, an athlete who had a history of concussions has committed suicide or worse like the horrific crime that unfolded in North Carolina recently when former NFL player Philip Adams shot and killed 5 people before taking his own life. His father Alonzo said, “I can say he’s …

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