During March, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is spreading the word and raising awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevention, recognition, and response. A new CDC Web page brings together a variety of TBI resources, including the "Heads Up" concussion initiative aimed at health care professionals, school professionals, sports coaches, parents, athletes, and others.
APTA's TBI resources, related to the management of mild TBI (mTBI) for wounded warriors, are valuable for physical therapists (PTs) in the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, or in community-based practices treating wounded warriors who are returning home; family members/caregivers of wounded warriors with mTBI; and wounded warriors who have sustained mTBI.
For information on federal and state legislation, and APTA's position on the role of physical therapists in concussion management, visit APTA's Concussion Web page. Also, PTs can direct patients to the Physical Therapist's Guide to Concussion, located on APTA's Move Forward consumer Web site.