On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, July 10, 2015.
California residents may be interested in medical research that supports the theory that movement is good for brain injury patients. It is common practice for doctors to encourage surgical patients to move as soon as possible as mobility increases circulation, reduces inflammation and swelling, and speeds healing. On the other hand, brain injury patients have largely been encouraged to stay in bed and rest for longer periods. The brain is susceptible to a lack of blood flow, which means that increased activity early on can pose a risk in the early stages of recovery and may explain this practice.