According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Whether it’s a concussion that occurs while playing sports or a closed head injury from a car accident, TBIs typically happen suddenly.
And they can have life-altering results.
At The Recovery Project, we focus on providing progressive, effective neuro rehab therapies that improve the lives and functionality of those who have experienced a TBI, as well as those who have suffered spinal cord and other neurological injuries.
When it comes to treating individuals with a TBI, that usually means helping them regain independence in their daily lives. We build and implement effective programs that help improve balance and coordination, challenge memory, judgement and thinking skills, reduce reliance on assistive devices, enhance the ability to perform everyday activities and decrease depression and anxiety.
ll of our programs utilize the latest evidence-based therapies that have been proven to improve functionality in TBI patients. Functional electrical stimulation (FES), LiteGait and body weight supported treadmills are examples of what patients can use in their rehab programs to help build muscle and movement capabilities.
Beyond physical, occupational and speech therapy programs, The Recovery Project offers several wellness and support programs that, when combined with traditional therapies, creates a truly one-of-a-kind continuum of care not found anywhere else. Individuals can participate in Supported Fitness, Independent Fitness, Personal Training and more to continue their treatment well after their prescribed therapy has concluded.
The effects of a TBI can be far-reaching and impact not only the individual who suffered the injury, but his or her family, friends and caregivers. But with a proper evidence-based treatment plan, individuals with a TBI can regain independence and improve their everyday quality of life.
In honor of March being Brain Injury Awareness Month, remember to always take preventative measures to guard against a TBI. This includes always wearing a seat belt, using appropriate child safety seats and boosters and always wearing a helmet when playing contact sports, riding a bike, skateboarding, rollerblading and other similar activities.
Polly Swingle is co-founder and CEO of The Recovery Project. For more information, visit therecoveryproject.net or contact the Lansing clinic at 517-325-0996.
This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of FOCUS, the monthly news magazine of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.