Parker University and Synapse: Human Performance Centers Recognize May 11-17, 2022, as National Brain Injury Awareness Week

Parker University and Synapse: Human Performance Centers Recognize May 11-17, 2022, as National Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain Injury Awareness Week, initially established by Headway, a British organization supporting accident survivors and preventing brain injuries, helps raise awareness around brain injuries and the difficulties people suffering from a brain injury often face. There are various causes of brain injury, including a fall, being struck on the head, motor vehicle accidents, assaults, etc. Whether someone faces temporary or permanent disabilities, brain injury survivors are often met with various obstacles.

At Synapse: Human Performance Centers, the team of specialists knows that every brain injury is unique. Effects differ depending on the cause of injury, its severity, and the location in the brain that has become affected. Normal brain function is altered with the potential to impact lives physically, mentally, and emotionally. Every patient is treated based on their journey, whether that is with a concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), non-traumatic brain injury, stroke, and more.

Dr. Leonard Wright of Synapse: Human Performance Centers says, “Brain Injury Awareness Week is an important week to increase understanding and remove stigmas around those suffering from brain injuries. Brain injuries, such as concussions or strokes, must be treated using a variety of approaches to ensure that all aspects that affect neurological function are addressed. Cardiorespiratory function, nutrition, cognition, and specialized rehabilitation specific for brain injuries allow for accurate treatment on each patient seen at Synapse: Human Performance Centers.”

Brain Injury Awareness Week serves as a reminder for the community to practice safety measures, create unity, and recognize critical medical advancements. There are many ways to bring attention to Brain Injury Awareness Week, including educating yourself and others, spreading awareness, and donating to organizations that support brain injury survivors.

To learn more about brain injury awareness or Synapse: Human Performance Centers, visit synapsehpc.com.