CTE isn’t new, nor is the study of it. Those who claim the study of the disease began with autopsies done in 2002 forward are conveniently leaving out history in order to cover up decades of fraud and willful blindness by the sport industry. Those who have CTE have brain damage, they sustain the damage years to decades before their deaths and preceding brain autopsy to confirm the brain damage and disease.
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Single vs Dual Task
🔺️SWIPE for a few examples of single vs. dual task training.
When it comes to concussion rehabilitation and clearance decisions the research is moving towards dual task training.
Dual task means performing two things at the same time.
In concussions, this is most commonly being researched with gait + a cognitive task (think counting by 3's for example).
When the brain is asked to attend to two different activities, it must decide where to place its attention. This is where we'll see one or, more often, both task suffer and why it can be effective training tool.
When it comes to clearance decisions, dual task activities can highlight a remaining deficit that a single task test may missed and differentiate between a concussed individual and their "neurologically healthy" counterpart.
In addition, dual tasks may transfer better into daily living. Think walking and talking for example.
Check out the videos for a few examples of dual tasks.
Video #1 Gait + Cognitive
Video #2 Balance + Hand/Eye Coordination
Video #3 Cognitive + Hand/Eye Coordination
Video #4 Clock Yourself App
🔹️🔹️Take Home Point: Future concussion rehab is moving towards incorporating dual task in both training and clearance decisions. Dual tasks can highlight deficits that a single task may miss.
🤳Resource: Healthcare providers check out the Clock Yourself App to help with dual task training for your patients! For research and to learn more, go to: https://clockyourself.com.au/
👩🎓👨🏽🎓For any grad students out there dual task training would be an excellent topic for a research study or meta-analysis!
Stay tuned next week for some multi-system training videos!
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Finding My Sparkle Day 262 🧠💖 Usually at this time of year I’m busy over at @annejphotos shipping my Scottish landscape photography calendars all over the world. I’m still in rehabilitation since my accident in March so there won’t be a calendar for next year.
A lovely customer who bought one last year was thinking of me and sent me this @fazersuomi chocolate all the way from Finland. What a thoughtful thing to do! Thank you Sarita for making me smile. It’s my birthday in a few weeks so I’ll tuck into it then 😋😘
We are one week away from #GivingTuesday . At @cbisva, 100% of your donations help to improve the outcome of the survivors of brain injury that we serve. Your donation will make a lasting impact and will allow us to continue our innovative and supportive programs that empower survivors of brain injury to regain and maintain independence. #unselfie#tbi#tbiawareness#stroke#braininjury#braininjuryawareness
Make. Me. Think. Me. Or Make Me Think. Me. And it goes on and on. This is how we TEACH language using CORE words (as illustrated by this Bruce Nauman piece at MoMa). Interpreting the message that the child wants to convey and finding the intention in that is our job as therapists!
Started my morning off today with some sketching and reflecting on how GRATEFUL I am to have come across a vitamin that is so incredible for my family. We all needed this badly...and y’all ALL of us are seeing the benefits! Brandon and I both have better moods and focus and the kids are having less meltdowns already. And as a mom, it feels good to know that their brains are getting exactly what it needs to develop correctly, especially with our modern diets today.
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A sixty-six year old client who was involved in roll-over accident while driving his work truck was diagnosed with a closed head injury. He was found to be 100% permanently and totally disabled due to the #braininjury . Thanks to the diligent work of our team at Odjaghian Law Group, we settled his case on October 8, 2018 for $1 Million which provided $100,000 upfront cash with the rest structured to pay out a little over $4,000 a month for life with 10 years guaranteed, and $8,895 annually for 13 years for his professionally administered Medicare. #workerscomp#tbi#traumaticbraininjury
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I cried in frustration all night last night because I just couldn't figure out how to do anything I used to. My house was a mess - the amount of energy and brain power it takes to pick something up and figure out where it goes is intense. 99% of my day was spent wondering around trying to figure out where things go.
This morning I woke up and laughed until I cried because when I tried to microwave my coffee, I accidentally put my lap top in the Microwave.
My shirt term memory is worse than Dory's. Every single day is a challenge, but I am my own inspiration, and my own comic relief. .
The first picture is me exactly one month before my accident. We went skiing all day, and sledding at night. Then we sat in a hot tub that over looked the hill and we pointed at a ledge and said, “wouldn’t it be crazy if someone flew right off there?”. Exactly one month to the day. I fell off that exact ledge. -
The second picture is me about a year after my accident. Recovering. Skinny as heck though. -
The last picture is me now. Still recovering. Some scars are physical and some are mental. The physical stuff is painful and hard, but sometimes the mental stuff seems more painful. -
Growing up I was completely enamoured by skiing. I used to turn on the tv to @warrenmiller ski movies on on Sunday’s, put my skis on the floor, put on my boots, click into my bindings and pretend I was the one on tv. I would walk around in my ski boots all day, and wear them to bed at night. I lived, breathed, and dreamed of skiing. -
When I woke up in the hospital after my accident, I saw my mom standing beside me and I started begging her to let me go back up to the mountain. I pleaded with her, “Please just let me go back up, I’ll just lay there.. I promise I won’t even ski.” And she said “we don’t even know if you can walk again!”
I still miss skiing everyday. I grieve the dreams I had to ski on the world circuit and spend my teenage years at the hill. But I am so grateful for the life I have had. We always have a choice to look at the negative or the positive. I’m lucky to be here at all, never mind have made the recovery i have. And every workout is a workout closure to that next run. -
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Jessie is a happy, bubbly 31-year-old woman who loves to laugh and enjoys the simple things in life. A couple of months after her 18th birthday she was a passenger in a car accident which left her permanently in a wheelchair.
But she doesn’t let that define who she is.
She credits her beautiful family and small but amazing group of friends for keeping her happy and sane!
AHC: What does a typical day look like for you?
JS: A typical day for me starts off with a strong coffee and then going through the process of getting up and into my chair which takes a lot longer than an able-bodied person! As I am surrounded by support workers for a big chunk of the day, once they have all gone I do cherish that alone time where I can do the boring things like pay bills, finish off anything work related and enjoy my newly done garden and veggie patch.
AHC: What are your favorite hobbies/activities?
JS: Music plays a huge part in my life. I love to go and watch all my favourite bands live in concert - the genres I mostly love are rock, alternative or grunge! I truly believe I should have been born in the Woodstock era! I enjoy reading and doing anything craft related and I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled to New Zealand, Singapore and Broome and would love to see so many more places
AHC: Where are we likely to find you?
JS: I’m definitely a homebody, especially now that I am in my own purpose-built house, everything is completely accessible to me so therefore I enjoy that little bit of freedom I have received from building my own home
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@jurmainehealthbrain we advise some of our patients to undertake the @impactbaselinetest
It’s a recommended tool to identify your baseline. Particularly important in contact sports and also in kids
Lovin my little buddy Benji. Slowly but surely he’s coming back only six days since he wS hit by that truck and came out of his coma. Just the leg and eye are waiting to recover from the brain swelling. Keeping fingers crossed, getting ready to announce the huge raffle at the store to hell with the medical bills. Stay tuned
Ahhh the best smells of childhood memories...👭🏕💙💖
A box of crayons...🖍
Freshly mowed grass...🌱
Wet pavement after the rain...⛆
Snow on a winter's night...☃
A tent on a damp summers evening...🏕
Pages of a new book...📖
A brand new baby doll...👶
Cheap Avon perfume...🌻
Crimbo...🎅🎄 One of the few things about brain injury that I actually get a kick out of...💭🤕💭 They are called Dissociative Flashbacks, little photographic memories enticed by a smell or a song usually, for me anyway...😊 I asked my girls what some of their "Smellemories" are, Kia said fairy liquid that we used to make bubbles with...😚⚬⚬ Taeja'... Cigarettes, Chanel #5 & BBQ!!😹 Hey at least she's honest! Lol! 😂🚬💐🍢 Remember....
When you come across a smell for a split second and it reminds you of someone or something, something that brings back heaps of memories, embrace that moment for as long as you possibly can! Cherish it & treasure it because one day those memories may be all that you have left of that particular time in your life...❤ Thanku Daisy Mae for stirring my broken brain!!🤕🤣 Even if your little slick ass did use my tent for hiding in so you could lick your OCD paws for 3 hours!! 🐶🐾👅