by Sue Wilson, MA, ATC/L, PES, CHHC Self-care is critically important as a caregiver, a patient, friend or family member. Often, we get so wrapped up in the medical process and rehabilitation that we forget the cornerstones of health....
bySierra Fawn Guay, MS, RDN, LDN, CBIS Researchers around the world have worked to better understand the relationship between nutrition and cognition. Though this research is still in its infancy, a great deal of progress has been made over...
by Mariah Morgan PT, DPT, CBIS Dizziness, the sensation of spinning around or losing one's balance, is a common symptom following a brain injury (concussion, stroke, brain bleed, etc.). While symptoms of dizziness are common among brain injury survivors,...
by Kellie Pokrifka If you are experiencing issues with dizziness and imbalance after brain injury, you may have been told to consider BPPV. But what is BPPV, besides a tongue twister that is almost impossible to pronounce? BPPV stands...
Dr. Erik Reis, DC, DACNB, CBIS Picture this: You wake up to your alarm buzzing at 6:30 AM, having to hit snooze three or four times before you actually get up due to the amount of fatigue and disorientation...
Proprioception: The “Sixth Sense” that Helps Us Navigate the World
By Dr. Clayton Shiu, L. Ac. PhD Close your eyes and take a step. How do you know where your left foot, then your right foot, should go? What controls how you place your foot down onto the ground? How can you tell where your arms and legs are, where your body is in space? […]
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Yoga is a powerful tool for recovery after brain injury. Contrary to some beliefs, everyone can do yoga — you don’t need to be super flexible, be able to balance, or even be able to stand up. The beauty of yoga is every pose can be modified to accommodate anyone. An […]
by Michael Hennes, DC, DACNB, Where am I? This seems like a simple question. In fact, if you’re reading this you probably know exactly where you are, or at least you think you do. You may know the place you’re in but your brain may not know where you are in that place. Deep. I’m […]
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief It’s hard to believe we are already quickly approaching winter. The leaves have fallen, there is a chill in the air, and – depending on where you live — you may already have experienced your first dusting of snow. With changing seasons comes holidays, family gatherings, and other situations that may […]
By JoAnne Silver Jones with Hilary Jacobs Hendel One and a half million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Attention tends to focus on regaining physical health and brain recovery to the extent possible, including speech, mobility, sight, hearing, and often emotional lability. Having lived with a TBI […]
By Michael Hennes DC, DACNB Our brains thrive on assimilating new information and figuring out what to do next. In fact, the brain’s job is to sift through all of the information we get in a moment and make a decision. Some of these decisions we’re aware of; we think about making them. Is this […]
by James A. Heuer, PA One of the most crucial devices in life, communication is by definition “the capacity to exchange or discuss ideas, to dialogue, to converse with the aim of understanding between different parties.” The importance of it is engraved in day to day work, education, relationships, conversations, and leisure activities. It is […]
By Lynn Garthwaite 9-3-09. 1507 hours: “4828! Officer down!”. Chuck Gollop didn’t hear those words. It was the voice of his partner speaking to the dispatcher, requesting an ambulance and back-up as Sergeant Gollop laid unconscious on the pavement, partially underneath his police-issued motorcycle. “This was truly the day that changed my life more than […]
By Kristen Brown Communication can get challenging when our energy is off. Pulling together a thought, composing an email or text, managing your body language and facial expressions – they can all send the wrong message if we are stressed, burnt out, injured, ill, or simply overworked. One powerful crystal can help you communicate more […]