Illustration depicting neuroplasticity in the brain

Powerful Tools to Boost Neuroplasticity after TBI

How do you boost neuroplasticity after a traumatic brain injury?  What can you do to ensure that you make the best recovery possible? Neuroplasticity and the Long Haul Recovery from a traumatic brain injury can be a long and difficult journey. It that may take a number of years, even longer than the two year…

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by the Millions: Amazing Stats

“Worldwide, more  than 50 million people have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and it is estimated that about half the world’s population will have one or more TBIs over their lifetime.”  The Lancet Neurology More than 80% of these brain injuries occur in the developing world.  It costs an an estimated $US 400…

Image of a CT brain scan showing the kind of damage that influences recovery after TBI

Neuroscience Myths: Recovery After TBI Plateaus At Two Years

One of the myths in the neurosciences is that recovery after TBI (traumatic brain injury) plateaus two years after the injury. When discussing recovery from TBI, myths and legends abound. We tend to lose sight of basic neuroscientific principles. Clinicians tell families that recovery after TBI stops after two years. In legal matters, opinion can…

Image depicting lungs. Caution is needed with oxygenation after brain injury.

The Magic and Curse of Oxygenation After Brain Injury

Oxygenation as Treatment for Brain Injury Should we treat brain injury patients with oxygenation? It seems an almost silly question. Surely it’s that obvious that we should! Yet when we investigate the utility of pumping large amounts of oxygen into an injured brain, it turns out that the answer is not that simple. A quick…