TBI has been getting more press lately and that is a good thing. For a long time we believed that brain damage or injuries were permanent, and some in medical circles still believe this. Fortunately, many do not. Research on the power of neuroplasticity, made popular by the rock star of neuroscience Norman Doidge, has shown us that just as brain cells can move toward imbalance, they can also move toward balance. In other words, nothing is fixed. And those with brain injuries who appear to be operating with a deficit, or unable to communicate, may have much more going on than we had previously realized.
Working with those to help the brain recover is hard work but we are up to the task. Everything from physical exercise to playing chess to reading can help, but for recovery to be most effective we need to know when to push and when to pull back and rest. We can help you to find that balance.