TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the result of a trauma to the brain caused by external mechanical forces and are one of the leading causes of death and disability in young adults. An estimated 10 million people are affected each year in the US. Damage from a TBI can be in one area of the brain only or in multiple areas and symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. After the initial trauma, the brain experiences ongoing injury caused by edema, hypoxia, ischemia, release of excitotoxic neurotransmitters, etc.
Key factors with TBIs
Damaged cerebral blood vessels
Complications from TBIs
Sensitivity to noise
How Oxford Recovery Center Helps
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy decreases inflammation, oxygenates the entire body, stimulates the growth of new healthy blood vessels, and releases stem cells up to 800%. Research has shown that HBOT has helped improve cognitive function, memory, attention, motor skills, processing speed, cerebral perfusion, quality of life in patients with TBIs as well as a reduction in mortality rates. Improvement has been seen in patients years after a TBI, suggesting that there is not a critical period for treatment to be successful.
A Quantitative EEG shows us electrical activity of the brain. We will be able to see if inflammation is present, if there are any areas of hyper- or hypoactivity, and any areas of disconnect. Using this information, we can focus on the area(s) of the brain most affected and bring those areas back into balance using Neurofeedback Therapy.
The TheraSuit is a soft, breathable, dynamic orthotic consisting of a vest, shorts, knee pads, and specially adapted shoes with hooks and elastic cords that help tell the body how it is supposed to move in space. Combined with our daily intensive program, Suit Therapy can accelerate the development of new motor skills that strengthen muscles and teach the brain and body how to sit, stand, and walk.