Traumatic Brain Injury or "TBI"
The Perfect Step Approach
Research has led medical professional to believe that individuals affected by TBI should be prescribed exercise as a treatment for mild brain injury instead of medications. Exercise may be able to slow down the brain aging process. The Perfect Step believes that through patterned neural activity recruitment, that it is possible for individuals of TBI to regain lost cognitive and emotional abilities. Are you or a loved one suffering from TBI? Are you looking for solutions to your long-term health? The Perfect Step might be the perfect fit. Schedule a tour with us today!
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury or "TBI" often referred to as TBI, usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, which penetrates and damages brain tissue. The injury may affect one’s brain cells temporarily or chronically. More-serious traumatic brain injuries can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. Since our brain defines who we are, the consequences of a brain injury can affect all aspects of our lives, including our personality.
Brain injuries do not heal like other injuries. Recovery is a functional recovery, based on mechanisms that remain uncertain. For many people with severe TBI, long-term rehabilitation is often necessary to maximize function and independence. Even with mild TBI, the consequences to a person’s life can be dramatic. Change in brain function can have a dramatic impact on family, job, social and community interaction.
According to the CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), there are approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. who suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. In the U.S., more than 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by TBI. The top three causes of TBI are: car accident, firearms and falls. Along with a traumatic brain injury, persons are also susceptible to spinal cord injuries which is another type of traumatic injury that can result out of vehicle crashes, firearms and falls. Prevention of TBI is the best approach since there is no cure.