BDNF and Exercise for Brain Health

What Is BDNF? Alternatively termed BDNF, brain derived neurotrophic factor is an integral protein in human brains that promotes brain health and regulates neuronal development and function. It acts as a fertilizer of the brain’s neurons, making them grow quickly and develop

Understanding Neuroplasticity

What is Neuroplasticity? Alternatively termed brain plasticity, neuroplasticity is the human brain’s ability to change and continually adapt and develop cognitive abilities including language development. It’s the physiological changes in the brain that occur as we interact with the environment. Research studies

Gabby Giffords – Tenacity and Determination

I, for one, will be watching Monday night to see Gabrielle Giffords interview.  Here is a clip/trailer of the interview to come.  They certainly pegged it right when they said she had tenacity and determination! http://news.yahoo.com/rep-gabrielle-giffords-smiling-talking-11-months-shooting-211509588.html New Beginning Physical Therapy, Inc. provides the

Random training after stroke

Researchers at the University of Southern California have found that you need to use short term and long term memory in learning new tasks.  Although it is difficult to work on two or more tasks at once, when the brain is required

Exercise to help your brain health

Two recent research articles discuss the importance of exercise and cognitive abilities.   The findings show that for those adults who are more active, there is 90% lower chance of developing cognitive problems.  How wonderful to know yet another great reason to

Strokes kill brain cells

A stroke kills over 100 million nerve cells.  Thankfully, we have over 200 billion!  The good news about this is that there are plenty of cells left to make new connections.  This development of new connections is like rewiring the brain. A

Rehab after a brain injury or stroke

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to recover from a brain injury or severe stroke?  Many people don’t understand the intensity of the work that goes into a person’s recovery.  There are three types of therapy needed.  Physical therapy helps a