IM in the News: Listen live (or catch up with the recorded interview) as our Clinical Education Director, Amy Vega, discusses IM and Brain Injury with Kim Justus on the Recovery Now radio program on Brain Injury Radio.
Sam's life was turned upside down after he suffered from a left arteriovenous malformation (AVM) with bleeding, which caused him to suffer from many complications especially after surgery. During his recovery, and after being admitted into HealthSouth's comprehensive brain injury program, Sam was able to make progress and gains towards returning to his normal daily life, with the help of Interactive Metronome® training.
Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day and we have the personal story of one of our Providers. Wendy Harron, a wonderful OT and IM Provider shared her story with us and wanted to help us spread awareness for the damaging effects of TBI. Check out her story and feel free to share how brain injuries have impacted your life.
This TBI Awareness Day enjoy a poem by one of our Providers, Wendy Harron. Wendy knows firsthand how TBI can change your life, but she hasn't let it slow her down. Check out Wendy's inspiring words!
Brains! Believe it are not, they aren’t just a delicious meal for zombies! That wrinkled ball of fat and nerves is the only thing keeping you alive and this week it's our job to make you aware of how important the brain is.
Here are a few signs to look for if someone has suffered head trauma, or any violent accident that might cause brain damage. Although no list is conclusive, these are some of the most common and visible symptoms. This list is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please seek immediate medial attention in the event of an actual injury.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of an external force causing sudden movement and/or impact to the skull. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.5 million people in the US suffer a brain injury each year. Traumatic brain injuries are very different than any other injury because our brain stores all of our memories, controls our movements and shapes our personality; the brain is truly the essence of who we are. Interactive Metronome® (IM) can help TBI sufferers by working to physiologically change the functional brain networks that control rhythm and timing. IM offers a viable, cost-effective and drug free treatment for mild to moderate TBI. Now, individuals can restore function to the brain’s temporal processing network, not simply rehabilitate and adapt to deficits.
Preliminary findings of a randomized, controlled study concerning the efficacy of IM for remediation of cognitive deficits in active duty soldiers following blast-related mild-to-moderate TBI. The study compared outcomes of standard rehabilitation care alone (OT, PT, SLP) to the same standard rehabilitation care + 15 IM treatment sessions. Read more to find out how Interactive Metronome is helping our brave men and women of the armed forces.
By Mary Jones OTR/L, LMT, CIMT
Frank and I had known each other for years. We became acquainted first socially through a mutual friend and then, sadly, on a professional level. Headaches had led to brain scans and then on to brain surgery and he had requested that I be his primary therapist. Traditional therapies were helping but only to a point and following three months of outpatient services I was saddened to hear that his physical therapist was ready to discharge him. Having known Frank before his accident, I had the advantage of familiarity with his drive to succeed and his passion for independence. Despite his initial skepticism, Frank had begun to accept his fate that Interactive Metronome was the one card as yet left unturned towards his recovery.