Occupational therapy helps to resolve problems that interfere with a person’s ability to conduct everyday “occupations”. For example,
Life: hygiene, dressing, eating, food preparation;
Work: employment, school; and
Play: hobbies, sports, social activities.
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury to your brain, plain and simple. This can manifest from a mild concussion to severe cognitive damage.
TBI is caused when the brain is subject to sudden movements that cause the brain to bounce or twist inside the skull. This leads to the brain’s cells being stretched and damaged and may even cause chemical changes in the brain. Examples of such traumatizing forces are blows to the head such as car accidents or sporting injuries, and falls.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury and must always be taken very seriously. Successive concussions can be exponentially worse. The more we learn about the brain, the more we realize how impactful and damaging concussion can be.
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