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Care for the Caregiver

Recovery from brain injury is a journey that requires caregivers, often family members, to consistently be there over the long-run. Burnout and exhaustion comes when caregivers are doing everything, often to the exclusion of rest and personal well-being. Common issues  include little to no time for themselves, problems with communication, financial challenges, and lack of […]

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Is It the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The holiday season can be a festive, joyous time of year to celebrate with family and friends.  However, it can also be a very stressful, busy time of the year.  In fact, the American Psychological Association reported that eight of every 10 Americans anticipate stress during the holiday season (American Psychological Association, 2015).  For those […]

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Rebuilding Broken Lives

Brain injuries can bring about significant changes that can be difficult to deal with on a number of levels. Whether these changes are immediate or gradually worsen over time, they create a sense of loss for individuals that can lead to behavioral and emotional changes, in addition to physical and cognitive impairments. When these injuries […]

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When A Case Slips Through the Cracks

“Have you had individuals that are admitted to an inpatient facility 5-6 months post injury? I just took on a brain injury case that has slipped through cracks – he is refusing to go to outpatient therapy, is very irritable and is becoming aggressive.” Calls like this come in regularly from case managers who don’t […]

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Celebrating Physical Therapists!

National Physical Therapy Month is observed every October acknowledging the field and its practitioners.  There is history dating back to 1813 of gymnastics techniques developed around theories of movement and muscle operation attributed to early physical therapy practices. In 1921, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) was formed and answered the call to treat veterans. Over […]

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Increasing Insight and Awareness in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Ask any professional who works in brain injury rehabilitation what the number one barrier to successful rehab is, and most likely you will get the same answer — lack of awareness or insight into deficits (anosognosia). The oil roughneck who sustained a brain injury from a fall who now has hemiparesis and sight in only […]

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Physical Wellness during times of COVID-19

It has now been approximately 136 days, 3 hours, 26 minutes and 7, 8, 9 seconds since we first began to feel the impact of this novel virus (but who’s counting?). I can say that this unprecedented healthcare crisis has taken a significant toll on the mental, physical and emotional well-being of many, as we […]

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