With more than 5.3 million children and adults in the U.S. living with a permanent brain injury-related disability, it is crucial to recognize the need for brain injury awareness and associated education.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month annually in March. The 2021-2023 campaign theme is “More Than My Brain Injury,” and it helps educate people about what it is actually like to live with a brain injury. The movement focuses on increasing the understanding of brain injuries as chronic conditions, reducing the stigma associated with brain injuries, showcasing the diversity of these injuries, and improving care and support for individuals and families suffering from a brain injury.
Synapse: Human Performance Centers, located on the Parker University campus, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those suffering from any type of brain injury. Synapse: Human Performance Centers recognizes that every brain injury is unique, and effects differ from person to person depending on the cause of damage, its severity, and the location in the brain that is affected.
When normal brain function is altered, it can impact lives physically, mentally, and emotionally. Brain injuries can include everything from concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and traumatic brain injury to non-traumatic brain injury and stroke. While the team is always focused on providing the most state-of-the-art care for patients, it is giving special recognition to the BIAA’s #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign throughout the rest of March.
The Synapse: Human Performance Centers team shares, “Brain injury awareness is important because society’s perception on brain injuries is skewed. A brain injury survivor may look no different than your average person. It is time we make the invisible parts of brain injuries visible.”
About Parker University
Parker University, the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic). Today, Parker University has more than 1,800 students and 34 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program, as well as master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world.