Traumatic Brain Injury Content Creation Project


This project aims to develop content in the Traumatic Brain Injury Section of Physiopedia. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on all aspects of management of individuals with a traumatic brain injury. Much of this content will guide and form part of the content for the TBI MOOC that took place in November 2019.

Anyone is welcome to join in this project. You will be joining people from all over the world in contributing evidence based articles to create an evidence based reference on traumatic brain injury and the management of individuals with a traumatic brain injury.  In return for your efforts you will receive a certificate of completion to help you evidence your learning through your involvement with this project.

Project Team

Project Lead

Naomi O'Reilly


Project participants will be listed here

Project Dates

April 2019 - August 2019


As a participant in this project you will contribute to the creation (or update an existing) page within Physiopedia.  You may choose to take part in this project as a personal contribution to your own professional development and/or you may wish to contribute evidence based information to develop this resource for our profession.  Your contribution will be reviewed by the Physiopedia team and once complete recognised by the award of a certificate of completion.

If you would like to take part in this project please follow the instructions below. 


  1. Choose an article from the list below that you would like to develop.  Be sure that the article doesn't already have a name next to it.
  2. At this point you should email us to let her know that you would like to join the project and which page you would like to work on.  Please feel free also to ask any questions that you have in relation to this project e.g. if you feel a new page needs adding to the list.
  3. You will receive an email from Naomi to confirm you participation in the project and also to confirm the page that you will develop.
  4. Once you have received this confirmation you are free to get on with working on your page.  You should be complete your work in a word (or similar) document See example. If you are comfortable working in Physiopedia we are very happy for you to work directly in Physiopedia instead of producing a word document.
  5. Once you have completed your article please email us.
  6. Your article will be reviewed by the project team and you will be emailed a response of approval or of amendments to be made.
  7. Once the article has been finally approved, it will be published and you will receive your certificate of participation to evidence your contribution.

Content Criteria

The content of your article must include:

  • Evidence (where appropriate and possible)
  • References
  • Images and videos
  • A list of open online resources that we can link to

Example Content

There is no specific word count for pages, some pages can be short (as in this example) and some will need to be longer (as in the example above). Please have a browse of the site to get an idea of how we present the content.

If you have any questions please do email us.

CPD/CE Certification

The authors of all articles that are published will be offered a completion certificate to prove learning and professional development through participation in this project.


Please let us know if you think we should include anything else in this list!

  1. Brain Anatomy (Naomi O'Reilly)
  2. Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  3. Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  4. Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  5. Medical Complications in Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  6. Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury (Wendy Walker)
  7. Classification of Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  8. Disorders of Consciousness (Anna Ziemer)
  9. Traumatic Brain Injury Outcome Measures Overview (Naomi O'Reilly)
  10. Interdisciplinary Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  11. Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Guidelines (Anna Ziemer)
  12. Physiotherapy Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  13. Discharge Management for Traumatic Brain Injury (Wendy Walker)
  14. Healthy Aging with Traumatic Brain Injury (Wendy Walker)
  15. Traumatic Brain Injury in Paediatrics (Jauati Metha)
  16. Psychosocial Considerations for Traumatic Brain Injury (Wendy Walker)
  17. Optimizing Physical and Cognitive Health After Traumatic Brain Injury (Ahmad Rifai Sarraj)
  18. Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Disaster Situations (Naomi O'Reilly)
  19. Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Low Resourced Settings (Zillah Whitehouse - Mbarara University of Science & Technology)
  20. Therapeutic Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  21. Respiratory Management for Traumatic Brain Injury (Wendy Walker)
  22. Contracture Management for Traumatic Brain Injury (Joan Leung)
  23. Falls and Traumatic Brain Injury (Anna Ziemer)
  24. Chair to Floor Transfer (Anna Ziemer)
  25. Physical Activity Guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury (Naomi O'Reilly)


  1. What is a Concussion (Megyn Robertson)
  2. Field Side Care: Assessing the Acute Concussion (Megyn Robertson)
  3. Concussion Assessment (Megyn Robertson)
  4. Concussion Management and Treatment (Megyn Robertson)
  5. Post Concussion Syndrome: Potential Risk Factors for Persistent Concussion (Megyn Robertson)

Pages to Review


  1. Skull
  2. Occipital Bone
  3. Anterior Cerebral Artery
  4. Brainstem


  1. Frontal Lobe Brain Injury
  2. Concussion
  3. Post-Concussion Syndrome
  4. Second Impact Syndrome

Outcome Measures

  1. Glasgow Coma Scale
  2. Coma Recovery Scale (Revised)
  3. Galveston Orientation & Amnesia Test
  4. RLA Level of Cognitive Function (LOCF) Scale

Case Studies


These are some resources that you might find useful:

  • BrainLine is an American multimedia website providing information and resources about treating and living with TBI; it includes a series of webcasts, written online resources and an electronic newsletter. It has a version in Spanish too.
  • Headway is a UK charity for TBI which has a comprehensive website, with information on the different aspects of TBI and its rehabilitation. It has a number of useful written resources for patients on the website.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides a range of information and up to date research in the area of traumatic brain injury.
  • Model Systems Knowledge Translation Centre (MSKTS) works closely with researchers in the 16 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems to develop resources for people living with traumatic brain injuries and their supporters. These evidence-based materials are available in a variety of formats such as printable PDF documents, videos, and slideshows.
  • Train Program, a Clinicians Guide to Effective Task SpecificTraining was developed at Macquarie University, Australia, the aims to help you review rehabilitation techniques with a focus on task specific training.
  • Brainline is a USA based multimedia project offering information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by brain injury
  • Brain Injury Guidelines, provided by The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organisation funded by the Ontario government that works to prevent neurotrauma, and ensure Ontarians with Brain injuries lead full, productive lives. The content of these guidelines are based on the status of scientific knowledge available at the time of their finalisation (2015) as well as on the opinion of the experts who participated in the development of the guidelines.