Skateboard Safety Tips

Skateboard Safety Tips

Skateboarding injuries send about 26,000 people to hospital emergency rooms each year. About 1,500 children and adolescents are hospitalized as a result of skateboard injuries. Most hospitalizations involve head injuries, but skateboard accidents run the gamut from...

Brain Functions

Overview of Brain Functions The brain is the control center for all of the body’s actions and functions. Brain injury affects who we are, the way we think, act and feel. It can change everything in a matter of seconds. Frontal Lobe The frontal lobe controls our...

Living With Brain Injury

Brain injury is any injury to the brain that results in a disruption of the normal brain function. This can be caused by an illness, a blow or jolt to the head and lack of oxygen Concussions are a type of brain injury. In the US, falls are the leading cause of brain...

How Serious Is This Injury?

The Relationship Between the Severity of the Injury and the Functional Ability of a Person with a Brain Injury Although each brain injury is unique, some generalizations may be made regarding individual characteristics. The medical definitions define the severity of...

How Are They Treated?

How Do People With Brain Injury Want to be Treated? “…unsegregated… appreciated… as a recognized person… reliable… sociable… to be accepted… to be recognized (positively)… to be respected… to be...

Biking Rules of the Road

Always wear a helmet Bicycle only in daylight Follow the rules of the road: Ride on the right side of the road with traffic Use hand signals Respect traffic signals Stop at all intersections Stop and look both ways before entering a street Be extra careful around...