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  • Brain Injury Rehab Florida – National Brain Injury Awareness Month.

    Brain Injury Rehab Florida – The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that more than 3.6 million Americans (children and adults) have sustained a TBI (traumatic brain injury). Moreover, nearly 795,000 people have suffered an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes. The data is terrifying, especially taking into account all the effects brain injuries ...
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  • Facts about traumatic brain injuries – National Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common and debilitating. They are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. In 2019 alone, traumatic injuries accounted for 60,000 deaths in the United States. A brain injury may affect the person for the rest of their life. Most commonly, they are caused by car ...
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  • How to Manage Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Years Later

    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) have severe short-term effects on daily life and can affect a person long-term, even years after the injury. Physical and emotional symptoms can be long-lasting, causing stress and frustration not just for the patient but also for family members.  Some patients even report symptoms over 20 years after the injury. The leading ...
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  • Why Exercise is Important in the Rehabilitation of Brain Injury Patients

    Research continues to support the importance of exercise in the rehabilitation of brain injury patients.  For example, 90% of patients can exercise after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), but patients are sometimes hesitant to experience a worsening of symptoms. Yet, what they may not know is that if patients do not exercise, it can lead ...
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  • What are the 10 Recovery Stages After a Brain Injury?

    Recovering from a brain injury can be a long process. Patients go through various stages of rehabilitation and recovery. Patients that can transition through each stage increase the likelihood of healing, with the ultimate goal of moving the patient as close as possible to their pre-injury condition. Generally, there may be ten stages that a patient ...
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  • Why Patients Have Balance Problems After a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Balance concerns can challenge both the patient and caregivers after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Over half of TBI patients experience some level of dizziness or balance concerns.  Some patients feel like they might faint, that their surroundings are moving even though they are standing still, or feel light-headed.  Many factors determine the severity of balance problems, ...
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  • Cheerleading and Catastrophic Injuries: Is Cheerleading the Most Dangerous Female Sport?

    If you think cheerleading only involves cute pom-poms and piggy tails, well, think again. Because according to studies, it is by far the most dangerous sport for female athletes, accounting for a number of serious injuries and even fatalities. Gone are the days when cheerleading only involved cheers and yells at the sidelines during the main ...
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  • Why a Traumatic Brain Injury can Cause Foreign Accent Syndrome

    Some patients with a traumatic brain injury can develop a mysterious syndrome known as foreign accent syndrome (FAS). Patients have a sudden change in speech where they begin to speak with a “foreign accent.” The cause is often a traumatic brain injury caused by a stroke but can also occur from other neurological disorders.   What Causes ...
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  • How Memory is Affected by a Traumatic Brain Injury

    When you hear the word brain injury, you might associate it with memory loss. Problems with memory are common, especially in patients who have had a moderate to severe brain injury.  The cause of memory loss is closely related to the area of the brain that is injured. Damage to the part of the brain that ...
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  • How can Traumatic Brain Injury Affect our Sense of Smell and Taste?

    If you wonder if a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect smell and taste, the answer is yes. For many people, this is an alarming prospect, because smell and taste are important senses in our lives. But for those who suffer a TBI, the loss of these senses is a real phenomenon.   What is the Importance ...
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