Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI, also called intercranial injury) occurs when an outside force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g. occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.
Can Neurofeedback Help?
Studies have shown that it is possible to retrain the brain to enable damaged areas, dependant on the extent of the damage, to grow new neural networks and restore functionality. However that process takes time possibly a year or at least several months or sessions of neurofeedback training.
First things First
Broadly speaking before we see a client who has had the misfortune to suffer a traumatic brain injury, he or she, would have been seen by the mainstream medical profession first and have either been referred to us by them or have self refereed. In either case, if possible, please ensure that your case notes are available and that you are prepared for us to contact your GP as required.
When you make an appointment to see us a clinical assessment is required and carried out by Lesley Parkinson that may include taking a full Brain Map (qEEG) or a mini Brain Map. See qEEG tab.
Depending on the results of the clinical assessment a further review between you and Lesley Parkinson will take place in the clinic. It is important for you to discuss and decide your options at that review.
If you decide to proceed with Neurofeedback training then a training plan will be discussed and arranged with you.