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About the NeuroContinuum

The NeuroContinuum serves as a rehabilitative path for those patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury. From ICU level of care to teaching life skills in a home-like environment, we provide neurological rehabilitation to better the quality of life of each individual.

 

What Patients Are Saying

“People here at the hospital are great and they let family and friends stay with the patient all of the ...

Meet Our Staff

Judith Clarke Butryn, PT, MS, CWS, FACCWS

CEO Nexus Specialty Hospital

Nexus NeuroContinuum

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Preventing Sports Related Head Injuries

Football players get mild concussions all the time, and researchers have made use of this unfortunate fact in order to learn about the effects of mild brain injuries. Thanks to this research there are now guidelines on how many Minor Traumatic Brain Injuries a high school football player can sustain before he should be permanently benched.

However, Football is not the only sport that causes concern for head injury risks. In fact, most competitive sports do. Whether it is soccer, baseball, lacrosse, basketball or cheerleading, as kids are joining the competitive sports arena younger and younger, reports of head injuries are significantly increasing.

 

Preventative measures can be taken to help reduce the risk, including

  • Use of protective gear – always
  • Training under supervision
  • Avoiding dangerous horseplay – and dangerous maneuvers on the playing field
  • Undergoing regular physical examinations
  • Participation in and attending periodic counseling sessions that emphasize fair play
  • Rehearsed emergency procedures to be used when a teammate is injured

 

Signs of a Concussion

To help recognize a concussion, you should watch for the following two things:

  • A forceful bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that results in rapid movement of the head.

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  • Any change in an athlete’s behavior, thinking, or physical functioning. Athletes who experience any of the signs and symptoms listed below after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body should be kept out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says they are symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.