Post-concussion Syndrome (PCS) or Minor Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) is the clinical nomenclature given for minor injuries to the brain caused by external forces. Some studies indicate that over 30% of Americans have experienced one or more concussions in their lifetime. It was widely believed that the brain would usually heal itself and that little lasting damage was done. However, with the recent attention to concussions and their lasting effects on professional athletes, we believe that every concussion should be treated seriously and that the individual should seek mTBI rehabilitation services.
We typically recognize that a concussion or mTBI event has occurred when there is a loss of consciousness. However, one can have a concussion without a loss of consciousness. Concussions can also occur from repeated blows to the head that do not appear to be injuries at all, for instance heading the ball in soccer or repeated falls during skate boarding, skiing, and snow boarding.
Symptoms that may indicate mTBI injury or concussion:
- Reduced Attention Span
- Mood swings, irritability
- Slowed Mental Processing
- Social Withdrawal
- Memory Recall Challenges
- Reduced Anger Management
- Impulsive Behavior
- Reduced Coordination
Case Studies, Testimonials, White Papers, and Videos:
Neurotherapy of Traumatic Brain Injury/Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in OEF/OIF Veterans, David V. Nelson, Ph.D. and Mary Lee Esty, Ph.D. (2011)
Childhood Trauma and Neurofeedback, Rocky Mountain Wellness Center (2016)
Low Frequency Neurofeedback & The Trauma Model, Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D., and Pam Tarr (2017)
Woman with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Improves with Neurofeedback -- Even Over 9 Years Later, Center for Brain (2013)