March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

#ChangeYourMind about Brain Injury


How Familiar are you with Brain Injuries?

The truth is many people are unfamiliar with Brain Injuries.  Even if you are aware, you may not fully understand all that is associated with it.  To that end, we are supporting the Brain Injury Association of America in raising public awareness about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families.

The Goal is to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.  At Sianna Muscles in Motion, we have the privilege of providing care through therapeutic massage for a variety of patients who have unfortunately sustained a Brain Injury.  Many of the patients we treat have sustained a brain injury due to an accident at the workplace or as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Although we cannot permanently fix the daily struggles they face, it brings us immense joy to help them improve and maintain their quality of life. 

Throughout the Month of March, we will be sharing information on our Blog and Facebook page to help spread the word and #ChangeYourMind about brain injury.  You'll have an opportunity to learn more Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), including Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI); you'll learn how Massage Therapy helps patients with an ABI/TBI, and you'll have an opportunity to hear directly from two of our patients who have a Traumatic Brain Injury.


Quick Facts About Brain Injury

• Every 9 Seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury.
• An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.
• More than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an ABI each year, but the total incidence is unknown.

Typical Causes of ABI Include:

• Electric Shock
• Infectious Diseases
• Lighting Strike
• Near Drowning
• Oxygen Deprivation
• Stroke
• Seizure Disorder
• Substance Abuse/Overdose
• Toxic Exposure
• Tumour

How You Can Get Involved

Learn: Learn what you can about Acquired Brain Injuries.  As you learn you will be more compassionate to the afflicted and their families.  You'll also be in a better position to personally provided assistance.

Support: Share what you learn with others.  Raise awareness by sharing posts like this one on your social media profiles.  Anything you post be sure to include the official #ChangeYourMind tag which was introduced by the Brain Injury Association of America.  You can also show your support with official apparel that directly supports the campaign in a visible and monetary way (link to purchase t-shirts/hoodies).