With more than 5.3 million children and adults in the U.S. living with a permanent brain injury-related disability, it is crucial to recognize the need for brain injury awareness and associated education.

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month annually in March. The current campaign theme is “More Than My Brain Injury,” helping to educate people about what it is like to live with a brain injury. The movement focuses on increasing the understanding of brain injuries as chronic conditions, reducing the stigma associated with brain injuries, showcasing the diversity of these injuries, and improving care and support for individuals and families suffering from a brain injury.

Synapse: Human Performance Centers, located by The Star in Frisco, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those suffering from any brain injury. Synapse recognizes that every brain injury is unique, and effects differ from person to person depending on the cause of damage, its severity, and the location in the brain that is affected. When normal brain function is altered, it can physically, mentally, and emotionally impact lives. Brain injuries can include everything from concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and traumatic brain injury to non-traumatic brain injury and stroke. While the team is always focused on providing the most state-of-the-art care for patients, it gives special recognition to the BIAA’s #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign throughout March.

To learn more about Brain Injury Awareness Month, go to biausa.org. For more information about Synapse, visit synpasehpc.com.

 About Parker University

Parker University, the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic). Today, Parker University has more than 1,800 students and more than 35 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program, as well as master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world. Parker University has been recognized as a Great College to Work For®, one of the 25 Fastest-Growing Colleges in the U.S., and as a recipient of the 2021 FutureEdge 50 Awards.