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Patient advocacy papers from BI SIG

Hypoxic Ischemic BI Fact Sheet - by Kimberly Miczak PT, NCS and Carolyn Tassini PT, DPT, NCS

The Role of Physical Therapy in Individuals with Disorders of Consciousness - by Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS and Hannah Foster, PT, DPT, NCS

Exercise After Traumatic Brain Injury - by Kimberly Miczak, PT, DPT, NCS

Brain Injury and Depression - by Melissa Mendoza, PT, DPT, NCS

6 minute walk test protocol by Tim Nordahl  


Evidence summaries


The JNPT discussion board

This is an area for professional collaboration and discussion of treatment strategies for patients with vestibular and TBI is another resource  for clinicians in the field.

PT Now: Concussion Resources

This is an ongoing area of development for members of the APTA. Included in the growing body of research are evidence based summaries.

Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Evaluation and management of concussion in sports: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology


Evidenced Based Review of Moderate to Severe Acquired Brain Injury (ABIEBR)

ABIEBR is a joint project to develop an evidence-based review of the literature for rehabilitation or rehabilitation-related interventions for ABI. The principle of the ABIEBR is to improve the quality of ABI rehabilitation by synthesizing the current literature into a utilizable format and laying the foundation for effective knowledge transfer to improve programs and services.

The ABIEBR was designed to identify two areas:

  1. Areas in rehabilitation for which strong evidence for effectiveness is lacking and therefore require further research;
  2. Areas where the research evidence is strong and should be transferred effectively to improve programs and services.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

The Foundation, with funding support from the Ministry of Health and Long- Term Care, works with consumers, researchers, practitioners, policy and decision makers to create not only a research agenda but also knowledge outreach agenda to create the necessary changes to reduce and/or eliminate this devastating injury and to improve the quality of life for those Ontarians living with a neurotrauma injury, including acquired brain injury (ABI).   Recourses include “Guidelines for Mild TBI and Persistant Symptoms”.

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