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5 Ways to Make Rehab Last

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Written by Dan Harren There’s a problem with brain injury rehab that isn’t talked about very much. Durability of outcomes: Often in-patient programs will see clients perform well in the controlled setting of a rehab facility only to find that they have a lot of trouble when they return home. Old problems return and the […]

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Brain Injury Rehab: Are we thinking long-term?

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Written by Dan Harren TBI rehab is hard stuff. 10-plus years in, and I still find myself failing, learning, and moving forward. I’ve been thinking about success a lot lately, and what it means to be successful in rehab – from a client’s perspective (and thus from the treatment provider’s perspective). Here’s a bit of […]

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Ray Ciancaglini Has the Heart of a Champion

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Written by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and M.J. Clausen, LPC We recently had the opportunity to interview Ray Ciancaglini about his work in preventing brain injuries from sports, specifically injuries which are caused by multiple concussions on top of an undiagnosed first concussion. Ray reflected on his boxing career and his own experience with concussions […]

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Ray Ciancaglini Has the Heart of a Champion

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Written by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and M.J. Clausen, LPC We recently had the opportunity to interview Ray Ciancaglini about his work in preventing brain injuries from sports. Ray reflected on his boxing career and his own experience with concussions.  The following is part one of two and tells the story of Ray’s boxing career. […]

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Daniel Bax Trains to Cycle C2C Across Canada

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Written by Daniel Bax I am dedicated every single day to achieving my goal to cycle across Canada to show the world that survival from brain injury is possible. In 2005, doctors told me I would never walk again, talk again, eat solid foods or move my left side.  I completely surprised everyone in rehab […]

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Spring 2015 with the Brookhaven and Neurologic Rehabilitation institute: On the Road Once Again

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The start of the 2015 Conference Season will take staff members from Brookhaven Hospital and the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute throughout the United States and into Canada. On February 6 and 7 the Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference has invited Rolf Gainer, PhD; Ron Broughton, LPC, CBIST and Matt Maxey, RN, BSN, CBIS to speak on topics […]

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Survivor, Daniel Bax: “I can, I will, I must, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!”

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Written by Daniel Bax Almost ten years ago I woke up paralyzed and now I cycle 60-80 kilometers per week in training for my bicycle ride across Canada.  This is how I healed myself and my life. The year was 2005, feeling invincible I decided to take a motorcycle out for a test ride.  When […]

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Flipping the Switch for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Written by: Melissa Felteau, MAdEd, Lead Meditation Therapist, Rehab Research Group, Lakehead University The media might have a love affair with reporting on the benefits of mindfulness interventions improving lives.  But recent research on meditation and emotional regulation may help us to understand what keeps us up worrying at night.  A 2012 study, “The Mindful Brain […]

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The Transformative Power of Words

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Written by: Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD  Part of the reason I was so excited about the opportunity to edit the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope Healing and Hard Work is because I believe in the healing power of words. Five years after my son Neil’s traumatic […]

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My New Life’s Purpose

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Written by: Bridgid Ruden My New Life’s Purpose In May 2008, traumatic brain injury interrupted my life. I was propelled into a hurricane of brain-altering occurrences. Due to the depth of the trauma, emergent brain surgeries were necessary. Near death episodes entered my realm. Many perceived I was leaving my physical body.  Amazingly I survived […]

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