Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an acute injury to the brain. The effects of TBI can be profound. For many people with severe TBI, long-term rehabilitation is often necessary to maximize function and independence. Even with mild TBI, the consequences to a person’s life can be dramatic. Change in brain function can have a dramatic impact on family, job, social and community interaction.
There are approx 1.5 million people in the U.S. who suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year and 85,000 suffer long term disabilities. In the U.S., more than 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by TBI. The top three causes are car accident, firearms and falls.Young adults and the elderly are the age groups at highest risk for TBI.
For those with a mild TBI, adaptive sports are a great rehabilitation option, and can include swimming, archery, rowing, kayaking, table tennis, handcycling, tandem cycling and many more. Individuals with TBI are one of the many groups of people with physical disabilities that Angel City Sports serves. To help us expand our programming and help more of this community, please DONATE today at http://bit.ly/AngelCitySports2017