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Posts Tagged ‘Brain Injury Rehabilitation’

By On January 22nd, 2016

Apple Pie or Violence: Which is the American Tradition? Part Two of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini

In Part Two of our conversation with Ray Ciancaglini, we explore the connection between violence and brain injury in sports. Sports related concussion is an ongoing theme here on NeuroNotes. We want to capture different views of concussion. The following interview shares perspective on sports as a cause of brain injury. Are we hooked on violence?…

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By On December 29th, 2015

NeuroNotes Writer Featured in Wisconsin Bulletin

Here at NeuroNotes, we strive to provide worthwhile information and resources to people living with brain injury, their loved ones, and the general public. Recently, a blog written by one of our writers, Paul Stone, was featured in the recent bulletin of the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin (BIRC of WI). We were thrilled…

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By On October 5th, 2015

Craig Phillips Delivers Encouragement and Insight

Craig Phillips has been a frequent contributor to NeuroNotes and offers people living with a brain injury insight into living successfully from the perspective of his experiences in his personal journey. The importance of accepting changes brought about by brain injury and meeting life challenges is a message which Craig Phillips delivers well and clearly.…

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By On September 17th, 2015

Catastrophic Injury: The Struggle to Heal

Written by Dan Harren “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.”–Elizabeth Edwards  “Never, never, never give up.”-Winston Churchill The catastrophic injury survivor must eventually face the question: do I accept my current abilities and disabilities, or do I keep striving for more? Do I keep…

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By On September 14th, 2015

Brain Injury Rehab in South Africa

I was privileged to be asked to speak at the South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association (SANRA) Conference which was held on August 27-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa. I was one of a group of international speakers invited to speak at the conference. My colleagues represented the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United…

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By On September 8th, 2015

A Remembrance of Gratitude for Dr. Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was a masterful story teller who first got my attention with “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat”. Through his writings I could always see that his focus was on the person struggling with a neurological problem rather than solely on their symptoms. As a clinician working in brain injury rehabilitation…

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By On July 27th, 2015

5 Ways to Make Rehab Last

Written by Dan Harren There’s a problem with brain injury rehab that isn’t talked about very much. Durability of outcomes: Often in-patient programs will see clients perform well in the controlled setting of a rehab facility only to find that they have a lot of trouble when they return home. Old problems return and the…

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By On July 30th, 2014

When is a brain injury not a brain injury?

Recently a patient was referred to us for ongoing rehabilitation from an excellent acute medical rehabilitation hospital in neighboring state. He had made some recovery from his severe anoxic brain injury, but still had significant cognitive and physical deficits requiring rehabilitation in addition to having high needs for physician and nursing involvement.  As our Admissions…

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