Traumatic Brain Injury

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Brain Injury: Prevention, Treatment, Lived Experiences

Acquired brain injuries currently impact about 1.5 million Canadians, and every year another 160,000 people experience an acquired brain injury, according to Brain Injury Canada. These rates continue to rise as more Canadians are experiencing and reporting incidents of ABI. Brain injuries can occur to anyone at any time. This type of injury refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth and is not congenital or degenerative in nature. Depending on the type and severity of injury a variety of symptoms and deficits can occur, a host of physical, cognitive and behavioural symptoms can result from a [...]

Mindfulness Therapy Helps Improve Symptoms of Brain Injury & Illness

The pandemic restrictions, in particular social and physical distancing, have led to feelings of isolation. While this can be difficult for all individuals, it can be particularly devastating for those with brain injuries and other neurological illnesses. Individuals already suffering from aspects of physical and social barriers might be experiencing the symptoms of their injury or illness more intensely during lockdown. The good news is that evidence shows that mindfulness therapy helps improve symptoms of brain injury and neurological illness. The Effects of Mindfulness Therapy on Brain Injury   Brain Injury Canada states that 452 Canadians suffer a serious [...]

By |2020-06-25T15:04:54+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Mindfulness, Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

PoNS Treatment™ for Balance and Walking Deficit from mmTBI

At Propel Physiotherapy, we are using PoNS™ in conjunction with physiotherapy to treat balance and walking deficits with clients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative, non-surgical medical device that gently stimulates the surface of the tongue, exciting the neural networks flowing to the brain. This neural activity is believed to enable neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to make adaptive changes related to the structure and function of the nervous system – which may restore lost function. We have a long history working with clients with traumatic brain [...]

By |2020-05-11T01:46:20+00:00May 11th, 2020|PoNS Treatment, Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Focal Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Focal brain injury is a subtype of traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be categorized according to the mechanism of the injury or the severity and type of trauma occurring in the brain. In this article, we discuss the possible causes, symptoms and treatment options for survivors of focal brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common causes for an acquired brain injury[i].  According to a research article, risk factors such as age and sex affected the likelihood of one sustaining a TBI[ii]: Men were 60-80% more likely than women to sustain a TBI [...]

By |2020-04-21T16:23:49+00:00April 20th, 2020|Neurological Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments