Exercise after brain injury
The Abrams Landau trial team has seen this in cases of head trauma or rapid deceleration car crashes. Contracoup injuries involves the stretching and shearing of the nerves in the brain, bleeding inside the skull and intracranial swelling. Extensive data has been gathered on the effects of ischemia, that is when the blood supply to the brain tissue is disrupted, and strategies are being developed to rescue nerve cells under this condition. For more on this interesting area of brain injury research and rehabilitation, click here.