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Coping with a Spinal Cord Injury and Adjusting to Life at Home

Posted March 28, 2014

A spinal cord injury is a serious, life-altering event that can have a lasting impact on the injured person, their family and others close to them. Learning to adjust to life with a spinal cord injury consists of maintaining a positive outlook and staying committed to different types of therapy and treatment options. Moral support… read more

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Coping with the Mental and Psychological Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted March 28, 2014

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result in certain types of short and long term complications. Common changes following a brain injury often include changes in the person’s mental and psychological state which affect personality and behavior. It helps for caregivers, family members and friends to be prepared for the mental and psychological effects a traumatic brain… read more

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Wave Runner, and Jet Ski Safety Tips

Posted February 20, 2014

Personal watercrafts (PWC) are a common pass time for residents in the greater Tampa Bay area and other popular tourist destinations throughout Florida. PWCs are defined as jet-propulsion boats designed to carry between 1 and 4 riders. The term PWC includes all types and brands of Jet-Skis, Wave Runners, and Sea Doos. Warm weather states… read more

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Post-Concussion Syndrome – Definition, Symptoms, Treatment

Posted August 7, 2013

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can vary greatly in type and severity. Concussions are the most common type of brain injury and also possess their respective degrees of severity and effects. Concussions result from a non-penetrating blow or impact to the skull. The brain can collide with the inside surface of the skull or can compress and… read more

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Concussion Baseline Testing

Posted August 6, 2013

Concussion baseline testing is a newer, proactive concussion management tool available to athletes and sports-training personnel. In an era of increased brain injury awareness and new evidence of the long-term dangers of concussions, the administration of a baseline concussion test can be an important step toward effective head injury management. The 3 Parts of a Baseline… read more

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Signs of Head Injury

Posted August 4, 2013

Head Injuries are referred to clinically as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), occurring when an outside force acts causes temporary or long term damage to the brain. The force can be direct, such as a punch, blow from an object or hard surface impacting the head. The force can also result from whipping or torqueing, commonly seen… read more

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