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  • Recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month

    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. 


    • Thanks for bringing attention to the new resources for recognizing and preventing traumatic brain injury! As a coma survivor related to a tragic accident when I was younger, I cannot stress enough how IMPORTANT it is to take good care of your head; your brain matters! Kids today might not think something as easy as wearing a helmet when they ride is important, but it can mean the difference between life & death OR a live after blunt head trauma. I thank God for my physical therapists each and every day that I'm alive. Without them, my recovery would not have been as significant as it is. PHYSICAL THERAPISTS ROCK!

      Posted by Jason Deierlein on 3/8/2012 11:54 PM

    • Head and brain injuries can occur at any age. The information in these resources can be useful to all individuals.

      Posted by Heidi Harris on 4/24/2012 7:21 PM

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