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  • Brain Plasticity And Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications For Recovery

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 27-Dec-2010

    It is now so well known that the brain is plastic (has the capacity to change structurally and functionally), that it is almost difficult to remember how we once believed that the brain was essentially fixed and unchangeable. But what does brain plasticity mean? What are its implications for recovery after brain injury ? Here are some basic principles of brain plasticity: 1. But what does brain ...
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  • Underwater Treadmill Training For Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 27-Dec-2010

    One difficulty of rehabilitation after an incomplete spinal cord injury is that bearing weight during gait training can fatigue and discourage the patient. Some attempts to counter this challenge have been made by using a harness while the patient walks on a treadmill. However, the harness can be uncomfortable and damage skin in patients with reduced sensation. A new method using an underwater ...
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  • Multisensory Rehabilitation More Effective For Cognition Than Traditional Therapies For TBI

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Dec-2010

    A recent animal study used repeated sensory and motor stimulation within an enriched environment (plenty of space, lots of toys, a quiet place to rest) to show that a multisensory environment is significantly more effective than traditional rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury. Positive effects were found in both cognitive and motor skills. The researchers found that an intensive program of ...
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  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid (DHA) Prevents Brain Injury.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Dec-2010

    There has been research supporting the use of omega-3 supplements after a brain injury, as well as research for the use of omega-3 supplements to prevent brain diseases such as Alzheimers. Until recently, however, it has not been shown that omega-3 supplements taken as a preventative measure could also reduce damage caused by brain injury. A recent animal study has shown that omega-3 fatty acid ...
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  • Differences In Concussion Testing Between African American and White Athletes

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 23-Dec-2010

    The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment Cognitive Test (ImPACT) is a software program that assesses neurocognitive function after a concussion. It has been promoted as a more sensitive, easier-to-use test than traditional pen and paper assessments, and it has become commonly used by sports medicine professionals. Past research has found differences in test scores between African American and ...
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