Mild traumatic brain injury(mTBI) typically occurs when the head is suddenly accelerated and/or decelerated during an accident of some type. One does not need to experience unconsciousness or a blow to the head. A severe whiplash situation can cause the same kinds of twisting and shearing forces on the brain’s axons – the nerve fibers connecting one part of brain to another – as does a blow to the head. It is thought that these forces damage the connections between nerve cells and possibly the conducting fibers themselves, resulting in impairment of function.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) typically occurs when the head is suddenly accelerated and/or decelerated during an accident of some type. It is often misunderstood that an accident of some type, or unconsciousness are the only correlations with head injury.
The neuroAgility Approach to mTBI
It is essential to gather information about functioning pre-head injury and post head injury. Along with an initial evaluation we will then do a qEEG. The qEEG provides “targeting” information for neurofeedback training. The map informs us of what brain waves are firing where, and also in which state, eyes open or eyes closed is there the most or least amount of abnormal activity.
Neurotherapy, also called EEG biofeedback is then incorporated for the injury to start its rehabilitation. neuroAgility’s neurotherapists will work with the brain injured individual on performance while their brain injury is healing. Some performance areas are sleep hygiene, breaks in the day, how to manage being under stress, or being put on the spot, breathing through tempered responses, allowing space and time to heal.