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Brain Plasticity is the Key to Recovery after Brain Injury or Stroke

The Learning Corp | Nov 25, 2016 | Traumatic brain injury, Stroke

The term “neuroplasticity” or “brain plasticity” refers to the ability of your brain to reorganize itself, both physically and functionally, throughout your life, due to your environment. One of the biggest shifts in our understanding of brain plasticity is that it is a lifelong phenomenon.

Our latest understanding of brain plasticity has had a profound impact on recovery from stroke or brain injury.

We used to previously think that the brain is plastic only during childhood and once you reach adulthood, the brain is hardwired, and no new changes can be made to it. However, we now know that even the adult brain can be modified and reorganized depending on what new information it is learning.

This understanding has a profound impact on recovery from brain injury because it means that with repeated training/instruction, even the damaged brain is plastic and can recover.

Brain plasticity is particularly important after a brain injury, as the neurons in the brain are damaged after a brain injury, and depending on the type of brain injury, plasticity may either include repair of damaged brain regions or reorganization/rewiring of different parts of the brain.

The future for people recovering from strokes and brain injuries is more optimistic than it has ever been for three important reasons.

  1. There is tremendous amount of research showing that the brain is plastic throughout life, and this plasticity can be harnessed after brain injury also.
  2. Recent advances in technology allow patients to receive therapy at their homes at their convenience, empowering them to take control of their therapy instead of being passive consumers.
  3. The data that is collected from individuals who continuously receive therapy provides a rich trove of information about how patients can improve after rehabilitation, what works and what does not work.

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Request a copy of the above Guide to Neuroplasticity to understand how your brain can recover from injury.

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7 Comments

  1. Lalitha Mohan

    I wish, I could use your program for my husband. Your program sounds wonderful. My husband had Basel Ganglia hemrrohgic stroke. I work with my husband past two and half years,to do physio, excersize, speech and games. Since, We cannot afford any professionals.

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    • Cyvia Star

      Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration and he is lucky to have you. Contact our amazing support team and they can guide you to set up a free trial for your husband. 1-888-233-1399 or support@constanttherapy.com

      Reply
  2. Lalitha Mohan

    I wish, there was a cure for individuals who had all kinds of strokes. And, I wish and hope, in the near future, these treatments will be given in the public hospitals, for individuals to regain their dignity. It seems like, the world has forgotten the people, who had strokes. There are lots of inventions, in technology, to access those specially for people who had strokes, costing in thousands. And the rehab facilities treat the individuals, only if they meet their criteria, but the Rehab Center needs to meet the individuals criteria. The treatment for stroke needs to become has common as any other treatment.

    Reply
    • Cyvia Star

      Thank you for your comment!

      Reply
  3. Bennett Pagano

    Interesting

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  4. Lily Chang

    It gives me so much encouragement & hope that a damaged brain
    can still find hope in recovery.

    The world cannot thank all of you enough for your thoughts n sincere efforts dedicated to help the unfortunate stroke victims
    and those who are suffering from dementia.

    Reply
    • Cyvia Star

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Reply

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