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Why is it difficult to walk and move around with a TBI?

Because traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes changes in the brain, it makes it a challenge to stand, stay balanced, and walk without feeling clumsy or uncoordinated. Not only do you have noticeable physical changes, but your muscle movement and muscle coordination have been altered, making it hard to balance and even causing you to have fears of falling.
 
In addition, sleep problems associated with TMI can cause you to feel drowsy during the daytime, making it more difficult to be active and do the necessary exercises to improve your strength and balance. Sensory changes that affect your vision can make you feel unsure of how to stay on a straight path when walking or moving.

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