NEUROREGULATION FOR PATIENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WEBINAR RECORDING
Presenters: Tanya Morosoli, MSc, BCN fellow
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the US and worldwide. Outcomes after a head injury are heterogeneous depending on the type, severity, and complexity of brain damage, but are also influenced by biopsychosocial pre-injury and post-injury factors. TBI underlies cognitive deficits, behavioral impairments and physical symptoms frequently becoming a chronic and challenging condition.Although more evidence is needed, neuroregulation tools (neurofeedback and photobiomodulation) may be among the most promising approaches to improve the functional recovery of TBI patients, comprehensively.In this webinar, a brief overview of TBI’s pathophysiology and the multiple factors that influence recovery will be provided. The assessment of sequelae and brain dysfunction through EEG, QEEG, neuropsychological assessment and validated scales and questionnaires, will be shortly described. The importance of a comprehensive assessment will be highlighted considering it leads to an individualized treatment plan, a more accurate monitoring of functional improvements and a pre- and post-intervention objective comparison. The personalized intervention includes the implementation of neuroregulation tools, cognitive neurorehabilitation and lifestyle recommendations for an improved outcome. Among these interventions, a more detailed review of the current evidence for different neurofeedback modalities and photobiomodulation will be provided and illustrated through a clinical example.
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- Become familiar with injury and non-injury related factors that influence long-term recovery from TBI underlying clinical heterogeneity.
- Be informed of the current evidence supporting the clinical application of neurofeedback and photobiomodulation as part of a comprehensive management.
- Understand the assessment and management of patients with prolonged TBI symptoms through clinical examples.
About Tanya Morosoli
She obtained her Degree in Psychology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Masters’ Degrees in Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology. She did a postgraduate intensive course on Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (PPCR), Harvard Medical School and was invited to collaborate as Teaching Assistant (TA) and Senior TA for 5 years in this Clinical Research program, currently offered by Harvard School of Public Health. Founder and Director of a Neuropsychology Clinic in Mexico, she leads a multidisciplinary team who provides comprehensive assessment and treatment; she has recently established a private practice in Switzerland after completing the advanced training accredited by Swiss health insurances. She has been Board Certified in Neurofeedback since 2008. Founder member and Past President of the Mexican Society for Bio and Neurofeedback, founder and board member of the Biofeedback Certificate International Alliance-Hispanoamerica (BCIA-H) she has also served on ISNR board as International Member-at-large, and currently as President-elect.