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Brain Injury: Healing through Keeping Active

It has long been the thinking of medical professionals that rest is best for patients suffering from brain injuries. According to the Mayo Clinic, after mild traumatic brain injury, patients should avoid physical or cognitive activities until the symptoms resolve. Recent research, however, has shown that patients with brain injuries may improve more quickly if they get up and move around. As reported in an article on NPR News, nurses at Cleveland Clinic Neurointensive Care Unit conducted a study over the course of year involving 600 patients with brain injuries. The nurses got half of those patients up and moving around as soon as possible – some on their first …

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Yoga and its Potential Benefits for Brain Injury

Everyone knows yoga reduces stress, improves sleep and boosts immunity – but what those recovering from a brain injury? Can it help them too? According to, 2.7 million people suffer from brain injuries every year. And if the injury is not debilitating enough, the involved in rehabilitation can be. Yoga has long been a source of therapy for depression, back pain, sciatica and now brain injury. Brain injuries leave most with decreased mobility, rigid muscles, and trouble with balance. The effects of a traumatic brain injury do not end there. Beyond the physical limitations, there are also emotional and mental challenges that are associated with brain injuries. These hurdles …

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