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The Oxford Center’s Approach to TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major problem in the United States with over 200,000 TBI’s occurring every year. There are different types of TBIs that range in severity, from a mild concussion to a bullet wound to the head.

The Oxford Center offers a multifaceted approach to solving the root causes of the symptoms of TBI.  Depending upon its severity, we use therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), Neurofeedback, Suit Therapy/Neuro-Physical Therapy, and nutrition coaching.

In the case of a severe TBI, physical therapy may be needed. Suit Therapy is an intensive neuro-physical therapy combining both conventional and non-conventional techniques to help with the rehabilitation of neurological damage. This approach concentrates on retraining the body from a neurological standpoint compared to the traditional muscular approach. At Oxford, a session is three hours long and is one-on-one, allowing our therapists to focus on your specific needs without interruptions.

The Oxford Physical Therapy approach starts from the basics. Our goal is not for our patients to simply regain mobility, but to regain proper mobility. In one three hour session, our patients are trained in specific ways to stop compensation from different muscle groups of the body to ensure that there are no lurking issues that often cause our patients problems in the future.

Nico Pisanti, our Director of Suit Therapy, has been specializing in pediatric neurology for 20 years. He summarizes the Neuro-physical approach by saying, “We move forward by working on what you’re missing, not what you already have.”