Traumatic Brain Injury: What Helps With Recovery

Often I receive email from survivors wanting to share information with me and the trauma survivor community about what helps in recovery. I received the following information from a survivor with traumatic brain injury (TBI)…

After my brain injuries, and all the treatments I had been through for them, Biofeedback was the technique that made the most significant difference in my road to recovery. Additionally, it is now a technique that I highly recommend to brain injuried patients. Biofeedback methods use information acquired from monitoring skin temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and other body conditions to ass…ert control over the normally involuntary nervous system through conditioning and relaxing.

All three types of biofeedback- thermal, muscular (EMG), and neurological (EMG)- employ some type of computer or monitoring device as well as electronic sensors to give information about what is going on in the body. In thermal biofeedback the device indicates physical changes such as pulse rate, body temperature, and breathing. EMG biofeedback indicates changes in muscular movement, while EEG biofeedback shows changes in brain wave acitivity. The appropriate form of biofeedback for a person’s brain injury depends on the nature and causes of the individual’s symptoms. Biofeedback should be provided by a board certified psychologist (APPBM).

For more on biofeedback and how this technique can help your TBI symptoms, get my book Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury at Also, keep an ear out for more on the second edition, out this time next year! See More:

Coping With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Describes the most common physical, mental and psychological symptoms of brain injury, explaining why each occurs and what can be done about it, as well as offering practical suggestions for coping with the problem


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