BRAIN INJURY & CONCUSSIONS
Before searching the technology listing, check out the commentary about neurotech and the latest on traumatic brain injury recovery. This quick and simple read can be found here.
There are a variety of applications which are listed below by category. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment, or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. The spectrum of brain injury may range from locked-in syndrome to mild concussions and the technology listing reflects this diversity.
There are health, medical and financial risks. Out-of-pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Also, it is key to understand that results and applications will vary depending on symptom and function limitations related to the condition. If you find something of interest, please contact the vendor directly to find a trained professional in your area.
Support Groups & Resources
- United States Brain Injury Alliance: An nationwide network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups that are committed to improving lives through awareness, prevention, advocacy, support, research, and community engagement.
Brain Injury Association of America: An organization focused on the advancement of brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education and the improvement of the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.
BrainLine.org: A resource for preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a WETA website funded by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center through a contract with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Brain and Spinal Cord.org: An internet knowledge base for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors to help answer many questions
Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program: A learning, collaboration, and benchmarking tool for the Grantees and others affiliated with the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program provided through ACL (Administration for Community Living).
Concussion Toolkit: For parents, players, and coaches, this resource provides up-to-date concussion education including learning videos.
University of Connecticut: Resource pages about traumatic brain injury, statistics, and information you need to know.
Maryville University: Understanding a Veteran with PTSD, a public resource for PTSD and brain injury.
National Institute of Health: NINDS Information Page about traumatic brain injury, including research, treatments, and resource organizations.
Family Caregiver Alliance: Information for caregivers of people living with brain injury.
Brain Injury Radio Broadcast radio and blog on the topic of living with a brain injury.