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Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Diffuse axonal brain injury is one way to classify types of brain injuries according to the mechanism of the injury or the severity and type of trauma occurring in the brain; the other being focal brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs as a result of an external force causing injury to the brain with focal injuries occurring in a specific location and diffuse occurring over a wider area in the brain. TBI is a broad term that describes a vast spectrum of injuries that occur in the brain The impact of brain injuries is widespread. The advocacy association [...]

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 [...]

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How the Ketogenic Diet Helps Brain Injury Recovery

The ketogenic diet is sweeping the country. There has been so much discussion and hype around the new diet that we wanted to discuss some of the benefits, specifically where brain injury and neurological conditions are concerned. WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET? The Ketogenic diet is a high fat diet consisting of consuming 70-75% fat, 20% protein and 5-10% carbohydrates. Despite the recent surge in interest, the ketogenic diet was actually developed back in the 1920's to treat epilepsy in children. However, research has shown it to have many other health benefits as well, in particular, for neurological conditions [...]

How Music Therapy Can Treat Parkinson’s, TBI, Stroke

During the month of March, we would like to take the opportunity to spread awareness of the breadth and benefits of music therapy. Music therapy is an increasingly accessible form of therapy that provides holistic treatment for a variety neurological rehabilitation goals. Neurological Music Therapy (NMT) techniques are effective with a range of populations such as Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and more. Some clients may benefit from receiving NMT treatment alongside their existing rehab therapies. Although you may be hearing about NMT for the first time, research and clinical studies supporting the effects of using music clinically [...]