Lifestyle Approaches for Better Brains and Bodies Speakers Series

Brain injuries can have lifelong, lasting effects on almost every sphere of life. They can result in impairments of neurological, cognitive and physical functions leading to activity restrictions and lack of participation in all aspects of society. Acquired brain injuries currently impact about 1.5 million Canadians, and every year another 160,000 people experience an acquired brain injury (ABI).[i] These rates continue to rise as more Canadians are experiencing and reporting incidents of ABI. The Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County, in collaboration with Brain Changes Initiative, Beyond Disability Network, and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare presented a free 6-part, [...]

Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation: One Client’s Journey

When you have been in a serious motor vehicle accident, experienced a critical illness or injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting to your physiotherapy appointment. With mobile physiotherapy services, our team of trained and experienced registered physiotherapists come to you. Wayne was in a life-changing motor vehicle accident in 2020. He was transported to a Toronto-area hospital with a brain injury, as well as injuries to his neck, face, left shoulder, ribs and lower leg. Over the next month, Wayne started to undergo surgeries to stabilize neck fractures, facial reconstruction, a tracheostomy and lower leg surgery. The [...]

Dynamic Balance Exercise Program for Brain Injury Recovery

Physical activity and exercise are vital to recovery after a brain injury. Whether you are starting exercise for the first time or returning to exercise after injury, strength training and cardiovascular activity can help to improve strength, mobility, cognitive function and overall quality of life. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can often be a slow and persevering process filled with many ups and downs. Improving both physical fitness and mental fitness are key when returning to daily activities, work or school, sports and other life events. Many individuals recovering from brain injury have lower overall fitness levels when compared to [...]

Low Impact HIIT Program for Brain Injury Recovery

Cardiovascular health is directly linked to brain health. Concussion symptoms can have an adverse effect on cardiovascular outcomes such as heart rate and blood pressure. Nausea, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms cause increases in heart rate which puts added stress onto the heart increasing blood pressure, increasing the risk of cardiovascular health events. Engaging in regular cardiovascular and aerobic activities help to improve brain injury and concussion recovery by managing blood flow which in turn improves blood flow to the brain to improve symptoms. Further engaging in at least 30 minutes of cardio activities per day improves [...]

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