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Effects of TBI on Heart Health

The effects of TBI on heart health can be complex and variable. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the effects, specifically heart rate variability, resting heart rates, and anxiety, as well as examine some research around controlled exercise rehabilitation for post-concussion syndrome. When someone sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI), whether categorized as mild, moderate, or severe, many physiological processes of the body can change. For example, the nervous system’s ability to regulate the heart during a physical stimulus such as physical activity, or a cognitive stimulus such as emotional stressors can be [...]

By |2020-02-06T16:08:34+00:00January 31st, 2020|Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training in Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation encompasses a wide range of medical interventions aimed at helping people recover from a nervous system injury, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, or spinal cord injury. The goal of neurorehabilitation is to optimize recovery, minimize compensations, and increase the intensity of skill practice¹. The human brain and body are extremely efficient at finding ways to accomplish tasks after an injury. However, even though the task gets accomplished, it might not be the best for your recovery. For example, if someone is trying to walk after a stroke, they will often lean to their stronger side and then [...]

By |2019-10-29T14:45:30+00:00October 28th, 2019|Neurological Injuries|0 Comments

Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

When recovering from a stroke, a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, and/or a kinesiologist with experience in stroke rehabilitation can provide insights on some of the leading treatment options available. In addition to being adept in the conventional ways that physiotherapy can help in stroke recovery, we are well versed on the latest research into non-conventional therapies, and how they impact stroke recovery like Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy. What is Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy? Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, CIMT for short, is a treatment protocol created by a man named Edward Taub. During his research, Taub performed surgeries on monkeys that left them paralyzed [...]

Physiotherapy Treatment for ALS Symptoms

Although there is no known cure for ALS, there are some ALS symptoms that are treatable, and physiotherapy is an integral part in the course of care. A physiotherapy program that is customized to the individual’s needs, goals, and stage of the disease, can help the quality of life for those living with ALS. What are the signs and symptoms of ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that results in a host of symptoms including: muscle weakness muscle wasting muscle spasms muscle twitching fatigue The signs and symptoms of ALS often start [...]

By |2019-06-24T03:01:00+00:00June 10th, 2019|Neurological Injuries, Physiotherapy|0 Comments