Psychological Impact of a Catastrophic Injury

Paradigm − April 19, 2016 − filed under Complex Case Management

When a catastrophic injury occurs, many people focus on the immediate, physical implications that will affect the injured worker. While this is important, it’s not the only aspect of recovery that should be taken into account. A catastrophic injury requires a very high level of care, including psychological support to address a range of issues… Learn More

Adapted Yoga and Traumatic Brain Injury

Paradigm − April 12, 2016 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

With more than 1.7 million people sustaining a traumatic brain injury each year, clinicians are constantly seeking new ways to minimize long-term consequences and improve quality of life. Could an adapted form of yoga help minimize the effects of a brain injury and help individuals recover? Connecting the Mind and Body A research team at Indiana… Learn More


2016 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition Preview

Paradigm − April 5, 2016 − filed under Events

Sunny San Diego. Funny Martin Short. An exhibit hall packed with innovative resources. And of course, three days of 180 world-class educational sessions – including new categories for cyber risk, emerging risks and public risk management. Obviously, there’s a lot to see and do at this year’s RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition, and we at… Learn More


New Drug Shows Promise for TBI Patients

Paradigm − March 29, 2016 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

When a patient suffers a traumatic brain injury, the human body will typically mobilize immune cells to start the inflammatory response process as part of the body’s effort to heal. Unfortunately, when it comes to head trauma, these immune cells’ inflammatory response can actually further damage the brain tissue, leading to impaired cognition, memory and… Learn More


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Potential Regenerative Brain Therapy?

Paradigm − March 22, 2016 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

A 17 year old boy, Curt Allen, Jr., was involved in a high speed car accident in 2004 where he was comatose at the scene and left with an acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). After being discharged from a brain injury rehabilitation center for making minimal progress, he was referred to a physician who had… Learn More


5 Recommendations for Brain Injury Awareness Month

Paradigm − March 15, 2016 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 3.5 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year, and more than 12 million are impacted by this condition. Acquired brain injuries not only affect the injured person, but also their families and friends. The Brain Injury Association of America raises awareness for this complex condition by… Learn More


Functional Restoration: Resolving Claims and Reducing Costs

Paradigm − March 8, 2016 − filed under Complex Case Management

The concept of functional restoration is not new, but there is a renewed interest due to more cases of injured workers with chronic pain achieving less than optimal recovery. Functional restoration is the process by which an individual acquires the skills, knowledge and behavior necessary to assume primary responsibility for his or her own well-being… Learn More


5 Tips for Managing Complex Pain Cases

Paradigm − March 1, 2016 − filed under Complex Case Management

When it comes to complex pain cases, comprehensive care management is the key to helping injured workers achieve long-term success. Without a coordinated, outcome-oriented approach, providers and care managers are unlikely to stabilize the injured worker’s condition or the claim. So what does it take to stop the cycle of pain? In order to achieve… Learn More


Researchers Hope to get Paralyzed Patients Walking Again

Paradigm − February 24, 2016 − filed under Spinal Cord Injury

For injured workers recovering from a spinal cord injury, the prospect of never walking again is a harsh reality to face. But what if paraplegics and quadriplegics could power an exoskeleton with their thoughts – without the need for complex and invasive brain surgery? An exoskeleton, similar to this one, will be used by patients… Learn More


Paradigm Highlights: Advances in Prosthetics

Paradigm − February 16, 2016 − filed under Amputation

In 1982, Hugh Herr injured both of his legs following a mountain climbing accident, and both of them had to be amputated. They were replaced with bionic limbs. But Hugh isn’t your ordinary mountain climber. He’s also the director of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics research group, and his interest in prosthetics is both professional… Learn More