Barbara Walters returns after concussion


Barbara Walters returned to The View after a six-week leave following a concussion she had after a fall. Ms. Walters had been home with Chicken Pox when she fell. Her care required rest and staying at home, a prescription we commonly see after concussion to limit further risk and provide the person with an opportunity for the concussion symptoms to resolve without the strain and stresses of their normal work life. Like Hillary Clinton, Ms. Walters, needed extended rest, medical monitoring and a reduction in stimuli to aid her recovery. When we see people in public eye experiencing concussions it serves to heighten our awareness of concussive brain injuries and to better understand that “mild traumatic brain injury” may not be so mild after all.

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About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.
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