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    What are different types of brain injuries?

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  • Kathy Pritchard

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    I have 20 years experience as an Occupational Therapist with 10 years as an OT driving assessor for people with medical conditions. I have a … View Profile

    you can have an aquired brain injury or a traumatic brain injury - acquired may be due to a stroke, a hyppoxic innjury following a heart attack, drowning , Cerebral palsy etc a traumatic injury is generally a result of an accident such as a car accident, sporting injury, fall, blow to the head etc. a traumatic injury is usually open or closed - open could be the result of a penetrating wound and closed is werer the skull is not penetrated. Each injury can result in a very wide variety of symptoms and can impact on life in a huge vairety of ways. No two injuries are ever exactly the same and recovery will also vary even if injuries appear similar.

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