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Neurofeedback and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Updated: Jul 9

How neurofeedback can benefit individuals struggling with head injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries are more common than we may expect. A traumatic brain injury can occur through a variety of circumstances that expose individuals to head trauma. Falls represent a significant cause of TBI, often resulting from slips, trips, or loss of balance. Car accidents pose another prevalent risk. Collisions can cause the brain to forcefully impact the skull, leading to injury. Participation in contact sports, including football, soccer, and hockey, heightens the likelihood of TBI due to head impacts, collisions, or falls during play. Even recreational activities like skiing, snowboarding, and horseback riding can result in TBI. Traumatic brain injury can result in various cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges due to disrupted brain function.


Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a non-invasive form of brain training that aims to help individuals regulate their brainwave patterns. Neurofeedback has shown promise in helping people with TBI in several ways:

1. Regulating Brain Function

Neurofeedback helps individuals learn to regulate their brainwave patterns, promoting healthier patterns associated with improved cognitive function, emotional regulation, and overall well-being.

2. Improving Cognitive Function

Neurofeedback can target specific brain regions associated with cognitive functions such as attention, memory, and executive functioning. By training in these areas, individuals may experience improvements in cognitive abilities affected by TBI.

3. Managing Symptoms

TBI can result in a range of symptoms including headaches, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression. Neurofeedback can help individuals manage these symptoms by promoting relaxation, reducing hyperactivity in certain brain regions, and improving overall brain function.

4. Enhancing Rehabilitation

Neurofeedback can complement traditional rehabilitation approaches for TBI by targeting underlying neurological dysregulation. Integrating neurofeedback into a comprehensive rehabilitation program may accelerate recovery and improve outcomes for individuals with TBI.

5. Personalized Treatment

Neurofeedback protocols can be tailored to the individual based on their specific symptoms, cognitive deficits, and brainwave patterns. This personalized approach maximizes the effectiveness of treatment and allows for adjustments based on progress and individual needs.

6. Long-Term Benefits

Research suggests that the benefits of neurofeedback for TBI may extend beyond the duration of treatment, leading to lasting improvements in cognitive function, emotional regulation, and quality of life.

Contact us

If you or someone you know is struggling from a head injury, schedule a free consultation with one of our board-certified neurotherapists to discuss a treatment plan that is right for you. Feel free to give us a call at (720) 531-0265 for our Wheat Ridge office, or (303) 670-3931 for our Evergreen office. We look forward to helping you reach your peak performance.

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