March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month 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. Brain injuries often lead to multiple complications, such as seizures, coma, fluid and pressure in the skull, infections, nerve damage, blood vessel damage, and cognitive deficits that can result in behavioral and emotional changes. Individuals often find that they have trouble with memory, problem-solving/decision-making skills, attention, language/speaking, writing, impulse control, anxiety, depression, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Learn how Interactive Metronome®can help brain injury sufferers by working to physiologically change the functional brain networks that control rhythm and timing.
Calling all AOTA Members! Dr. Cheryl Miller-Scott, Vice President of Therapy Operations for HealthSouth/Encompass Health and member of Interactive Metronome Clinical Advisory Board, has had the prestigious honor of being nominated for a position[...]
Lifting The Mental Fog With IM 70 year old Grace works as a technical support specialist. She had open heart surgery which caused some cognitive changes including shorter memory, lower processing speed and problems with word[...]
IM Featured in the News: Brain Injury Radio
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 Proves that Small Gains Matter
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.
Adult Brain Injury Helping you recover what matters most! Brain injuries are very different than any other injury because our brain stores all of our memories, controls our movements and shapes our personality;[...]
TBI Awareness: A Provider’s Personal Experience
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.
TBI Can’t Take Your Heart
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!
Brain Awareness Week
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.
Signs and Symptoms of TBI
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.