Have you ever gotten stuck in a task, set it aside for a while, and then discovered that it somehow seemed easy when you came back to it? If so, you’ve experienced the power of strategic breaks to re-energize your brain. If you’re recovering from a traumatic brain injury, these breaks play a vital role in revitalizing your brain throughout the day.
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Kathryn Severs BSN, RN
Kathryn ‘Kaydee’ Severs is a Registered Nurse. She started her nursing career serving in the US Army Reserves as a combat medic. During her time in the Army she was certified as a Emergency Medical Technician and a Licensed Practice Nurse. Kaydee worked as an LPN in California, Utah, and Colorado and continued her serve her country in the Army Reserve. In 2005 she was deployed to Germany to work in the ICU at Landstuhl Regional Medial Center. This is where she met her husband Eric. He was active duty in the Air Force. Since then they have been stationed in Colorado, Utah, and Mississippi. Eric went on two more deployments and Kaydee continued her schooling to receive her RN. Their greatest achievement are their four amazing children. As an RN Kaydee has worked as an ER nurse in Colorado Springs and at the University of Utah. In Mississippi she worked as a pediatric nurse for medically fragile children. Kaydee is excited to be a part of the health care team at Cognitive FX. She has had many friends and family who have suffered from TBI’s and it pained her knowing she couldn’t ease their symptoms. This amazing program and the staff have given her the tools and training to help do just that!
It’s normal for kids to get bumps and bruises when playing and participating in sports, but it’s always worrisome when your child hits their head. How serious is it? Could they have a concussion? Do they need to see a doctor?
Post-concussion syndrome is an “invisible” illness.
If someone you love breaks their wrist, it’s easy to know what’s next. A doctor will tell you how long the injury needs to heal, what to do, and what not to do. Helping out could mean braiding hair or carrying books. While it’s not a fun experience for anyone involved (and you might tire of being on dish duty every night), there’s always an end in sight. No one struggles to understand why they’re in pain from a broken wrist.