Disability Training – Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery (TBI)

(mild) Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery – A Thorough Exercise Program Is the Answer

(mild)TBI is defined as an alteration in brain function caused by an external force such as any accident or assault. When a brain injury occurs, damage is inflicted to the:

  • Neurons
  • Nerve tracts
  • Sections of the brain

 

If the neurons and nerve tracts are affected, they won’t be able to transmit the messages that tell the brain what to do.


What Are the Symptoms?

traumatic brain injury recovery

Brain injury occurs after suffering a severe accident, and is mostly characterized by:

  • Persisting headaches
  • Dizziness and loss of balance
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Prolonged sleeping
  • A state of being disoriented
  • Concentration problems
  • Loss of coordination (in more severe cases)
  • Weakness and prolonged numbness in fingers and toes (in more severe cases)
  • Clear fluids that drain from the nose or ears (in more severe cases)
  • Convulsions and seizures (in more severe cases)

 

Also, the injury can change the way a person:

  • Thinks
  • Acts
  • Feels
  • Moves their body

 

Moreover, brain injury can change the complex internal functions of the body such as:

  • Regulating body temperature
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Bowel and bladder control

 

The changes can be temporary or permanent. They may cause impairment or a complete inability to perform a function.

That’s why traumatic brain injury recovery is so crucial.


(mild)TBI Recovery – A Possibility with Our Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Program

Research studies increasingly show that people with (mild) TBI who exercise show fewer symptoms of:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive problems

 

Also, traumatic brain injury training increases the blood flow to the hippocampus area of the brain. 

According to studies, this could lead to brain regeneration.

Some of our clients have made incredible progress. You can read about their journeys here and here. As you can see, traumatic brain injury recovery can offer anyone a new chance at life.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Brain Injury?

Research shows that clients make significant progress walking and running after participating in a three-month (at least) high-level exercise program. That’s where we come into play.

Our C.A.S.T® program (Comprehensive Activity-Based Strength Training) is the answer. Our clients find that recovery after (mild)brain injury is possible with our aid. We help them:

  • Develop strong muscles
  • Build flexibility
  • Relearn muscle memory

 

Contact the Center for Neuro Recovery® today for more information.


References

1. Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP/Cn. 2015: How Exercise Can Help Heal the Brain After a TBI. Video

2. Williams, GP & Morris, ME. Brain Injury, Vol 23 (4) April 2009, pp 307-312.

3. Aerobic Exercise Following TBI: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Research and Training Center on Community Integration of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Dept. of Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

4. Rzezak P1, Caxa L1, Santolia P1, Antunes HK1, Suriano I2, Tufik S1, de Mello MT. Affective responses after different intensities of exercise in patients with traumatic brain injury. Front Psychol. 2015 Jun 25;6:839. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00839. eCollection 2015.