Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can result in many different challenges from cognitive and behavioral changes, to physical complications. With a positive attitude, lots of hard work, the support of the VA and the experts at NeuroRestorative, Doug Padgett and other Veterans with TBI are able to live more independently.
Typically a very methodical rider, Kathryn underestimated the last jump of the course and fell off of Bella, hitting her head. She was airlifted to the nearby University of Maryland’s Trauma Shock Hospital, and was diagnosed with a mild concussion and neck injury. But it wasn’t until nearly two years later that Kathryn was diagnosed with a TBI.
In the playbook, I was the quarterback, Dr. Horn was the coach, and Nancy and all the other therapists were my team. NeuroRestorative’s neurobehavioral programs help former athletes such as Gene Breen and other brain injury survivors get the care they need to manage their behaviors and improve their quality of life.
Unsure if Noah’s volatile behavior was due to the accident, a mental illness that had manifested itself, or teenage rebellion, he underwent numerous tests before finally being diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Noah was acting out more and more, and he soon became a danger to himself, his mother and younger brother Brendan. Not long after, Noah entered NeuroRestorative Carbondale’s adolescent integration program. “It was our first glimmer of hope,” said Toni.