(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:
If the neurons and nerve tracts are affected, they won’t be able to transmit the messages that tell the brain what to do.
Brain injury occurs after suffering a severe accident, and is mostly characterized by:
Also, the injury can change the way a person:
Moreover, brain injury can change the complex internal functions of the body such as:
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.
Research studies increasingly show that people with (mild) TBI who exercise show fewer symptoms of:
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.
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:
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.