Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Baby Izaiah, Project Walk, Traumatic Brain InjuryProject Walk has been in existence for almost two decades and continues to be the world leader in activity-based recovery.
 
Based on The Project Walk Method, Project Walk continues to push the boundaries of recovery by offering state-of-the-art equipment backed by ongoing research. The combination results in a fully-customizable program geared towards gaining the best chance of recovery.
 
Ian McFarland came to us in 2009 after a car accident left him with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the age of 5. Ian has been attending Project Walk and continues to come just 1 hour a week. See why 1 hour in a Project Walk program could mean the difference. (View the video below)
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Definitions of TBI
What is TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)?
 
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBIs can range from slight to severe and have both temporary and lifelong effects.
 
Types of Severe TBI
 
Closed – an injury to the brain caused by movement of the brain within the skull.
Penetrating – an injury to the brain caused by a foreign object entering the skull.
Effects

A TBI may lead to a wide range of short- or long-term issues:

  • Cognitive Function (attention and memory)
  • Motor function (extremity weakness/paralysis, coordination, balance)
  • Sensation (hearing, vision, touch)
  • Emotion (depression, aggression, impulse control, personality changes)
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