If you have dizziness or difficulty with your balance following a concussion, a type of physical therapy called vestibular physical therapy may help. The vestibular system, which includes the inner ear and its connections with the brain, helps you keep your balance and prevent dizziness. Stamford Health: The vestibular system is a sensory system in the inner ear that contributes to our balance and spatial orientation. It consists of two main components, the semi-circular canals and the otolith organs. The semi-circular canals detect rotation of the head such as nodding your head “yes” or shaking your head “no.” The otolith organs are more sensitive to gravity and detect linear acceleration of the head such as moving forward in a car or up in an elevator. We have some important visual-vestibular reflexes that help coordinate our eye movements with our head movements. One example is the vestibular-ocular reflex which helps stabilize an image on the retina during head movements. Another example is the optokinetic reflex which allows us to follow a moving object. After a concussion, changes in brain processing and vestibular system function impact these reflexes. ... See more
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A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems.
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Brainline.org: Sometimes after a traumatic brain injury, people can have cognitive problems as well as communication problems, which can impair their ability to live independently. They may not be able to organize their thoughts; they may have a hard time processing new information, or they may have trouble finding the "right" words — words they need to express their thoughts and share their feelings. And early on after a traumatic brain injury, especially if the injury is more severe, the person may have trouble with more basic skills like swallowing, chewing, or forming basic word sounds. Greatspeech.com: Speech Therapy Can Aid in Brain Injury Recovery. A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works with people who have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). ... For these reasons, the speech goals for TBI patients include more than language. They include cognition, speech, and the throat as well. ... See more
How exactly does a speech-language pathologist work with someone with TBI?
Speech therapy might be recommended when there is an obvious speech impairment but it is not often thought about for MTBI and concussions that don’t show signs of speech issues. This therapy can be very helpful. ... See more
Proper treatment can be the difference between successful brain injury recovery and a loss of function, health, and cognitive abilities.
This month the Beyond Concussion Workshop presents Dr. Mark McDonough. Dr. McDonough is a pediatric and adult neuropsychologist located in Encinitas. His topic for the workshop is: neuropsychological evaluation of concussion: patient expectations and data-based reality. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the process of neuro-psych evaluations, ask questions, and meet others who understand the concussion journey. We hope to see you there. Please r.s.v.p.to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-707-5991. Our workshop meeting is held at San Diego Chiropractic Neurology 5230 Carrol Canyon Road, Ste #108 San Diego, CA 92121 (www.sdchironeuro.com) 7 pm to 8 pm. April 11th Neuropsychological Evaluation of Concussion: Patient Expectations and Data-Based Reality Speaker:Dr. Mark McDonough ... See more
Meditation has been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression, which are also common symptoms of a concussion. Brainline: Mindfulness meditation — or mentally focusing on being in the present moment — has also proven an effective tool to help people with cognitive and behavioral issues after TBI. With meditation of all kinds — from chanting to visual imagery — people can make peace with their new self and not get swept up in the constant maelstrom of mental obsessions. “If you are truly living in the present moment, you can let go of the past and the future; they no longer have a hold on you. That can be incredibly freeing,” says Dr. Leskowitz. ... See more
We have experienced this and it can be very confusing, scary and sad for the people around you! Some good questions to ask from our speaker Doctor McDonough with the San Diego Neuropsychology on Thursday April 11th! ... See more
A brain injury can sometimes limit a person’s ability to express emotions — temporarily or permanently.
Beyond Concussion's Saturday Meeting is tomorrow! Every first Saturday of the month we will be at Audia Physical Therapy, 5963 La Place Ct #109, Carlsbad, CA 92008, to answer questions, to listen to your concussion or brain injury journey, to give treatment tips, and to offer a safe place where you can share. Rsvp appreciated but not required. We hope to see you there! 💚 #concussion #Carlsbad #mildconcussion #support #postconcussionsyndrome ... See more