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  • Vision Problems and Traumatic Brain Injury: What You Need to Know

    Vision Problems can occur even after minor brain injuries, including concussions. Sometimes symptoms do not emerge until some time has passed after the initial injury.  Depending on the part of the brain that is affected, visual processing and perception can be affected.  If the patient notices vision changes, it is essential to follow up with an eye ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries – Definition, Types, Rehabilitation Options

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain suffers a temporary or permanent neurological dysfunction due to an accident. A brain injury is up to 10 times more common than a spine injury, according to recent studies.  The number of people suffering from traumatic brain injury is underestimated as they are often misdiagnosed or classified ...
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  • Sports-related traumatic head injuries

    Sports-related head injuries are so common that they are the second leading cause of injury after motor vehicle accidents. Often when we hear the word “concussion,” we associate it with a sports injury.  But how critical can these injuries be, and are there long-term effects of a head injury? Every athlete and family member needs to ...
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  • Cognitive Therapy Strategies After Traumatic Brain Injury

    The nature and extent of the cognitive impairment following TBI can range widely, depending on the severity and positioning of the injury. If a focal brain injury transpires, the outcome could be comparable to an injury provoked by a CVA (Cerebrovascular accident or stroke), such as:  Aphasia Impacting the ability of the patient to communicate either written, ...
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  • Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has a lot of repercussions. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can affect many areas of the patient’s life. Limited mobility, memory loss, behavioral changes – these are just some of the things that people who sustained TBI – and their families – may encounter.  Suddenly, life becomes very different. ...
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  • Is it Possible to Have A Brain Injury Without Even Knowing It?

    With most traumatic brain injuries, it is usually evident to the patient or family members. But what about more minor brain injuries (such as a minor stroke) where it’s not immediately apparent that a brain injury has taken place? In other words, is it possible to have a traumatic brain injury without knowing it?  Even minor ...
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  • Depression after a brain injury

    Research has found that patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are three times more likely to experience depression than those who have not had one. For every ten people who do not have a brain injury, approximately one person will have depression. For every ten people who do, around three people will.  Both the patient ...
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  • How Brain Injuries Impact Mental Health

    If a loved one has recently had a brain injury, then you may have noticed how the injury has affected their mental health. Recent studies have shown that one out of five patients who have had a brain injury experience an impact on their mental health six months after their injury.  The brain injury can significantly ...
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  • Benefits of Residential Rehabilitation

    Residential treatment of people with complex conditions or post-injury issues is often more successful than outpatient care. Being in a program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, may seem daunting, but this environment also provides continuous support.  It is one of the main reasons why people who go through residential rehab in Florida have ...
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  • 5 Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

    When we hear the word brain injury, we often think of impact events as the cause, such as a concussion. But there are several different types of traumatic brain injury, and not all originate from an accident or injury.  Rehab for brain injury depends on how the injury occurred, where exactly in the brain the injury ...
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