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Top Rehabilitation Hospitals in Texas: Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries.

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Top Rehabilitation Hospitals in Texas: Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries.

#1 - TIRR Memorial Hermann is Best in Texas (Houston) and #4 in the Nation. Every year since 1990, US News & World Report has ranked our nation’s leading hospitals. And in every one of those years, TIRR Memorial Hermann has been named among the very best rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Why? Affiliated physicians have 100+ years of cumulative experience; 90% are fellowship trained in subspecialties like brain injury, stroke and spinal cord medicine. To further our international patient rehabilitation outcomes, TIRR Memorial Hermann has a dedicated international program that works with diverse patient backgrounds. Our patients have...

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Brain injury: How it can affect everyday life — and how to prevent it.

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Brain injury: How it can affect everyday life — and how to prevent it.

Written by Health columnist Jennifer Hutchings. Philosopher René Descartes is well known for his phrase, “I think, therefore I am.” He introduced the fundamental explanation for how we currently understand the function of the brain. In other words, our brain connects us to the world we live in. It does this by receiving sensory data involving memory centers, emotion and language as we continuously interpret and respond to smells, sounds, tastes, feelings and what we see around us in our environment. All of that can change, though, when the brain is injured. The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI)...

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Hi all Occupational Therapist...

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Hi all Occupational Therapist...

I’m looking for a few qualified therapists to test my Cuddle Spoons “SP-ewelry” against any Doctor issued spoon eating aid. I want to know how my design compares. Who's spoon do they prefer?Qualified Therapist are working with Children, Elderly or Disabled patients and has a blog site or social media following. These requirements are necessary for Public Feedback. My testing shows that @CuddleSpoons (Facebook ID) www.CuddleSpoons.com is the better eating aid; even though I created them as a fun novelty keepsake gift for all couples in any relationships.Thank You ~ Ken Vantroba

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Hand, Arm Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 2.

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Hand, Arm Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 2.

How do you feel? Do you feel like you are accomplishing anything? It takes time so don’t get depressed and don’t give up hope. These are the exercises that I do daily; they are helping me that is why I won’t quit until my life is back to normal. Are you ready for Part 2? O.K., grab yourself a firm plastic cup or a medium size empty vitamin bottle; Noting Heavy. Go back to your workout table or flat surface. Now that your hand should be loosening up from doing Part 1, you won’t have any trouble putting the cup...

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Hand Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 1.

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Hand Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 1.

Recovering from a stroke requires lots of dedication and hard work. All brain injuries effects people differently; these are the exercises that helped me. First thing, don’t start with difficult exercises. It takes time to rewire and train the brain to do new tasks. Choose an exercise that you can do at least 3-5 times a day with many repetitions. Always keep yourself loose and stretched-out, this will help from feeling run-down and will make all your exercising easier, as time goes on you will see more results. *The first few days I started with is laying my hand flat...

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