Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program for those with post-acute traumatic brain injury or other acquired neurocognitive impairments.
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The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive interdisciplinary outpatient treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion or other neurological trauma and disease. We treat those who have had a TBI on the job, in a motor vehicle accident, in sports activities or from other physical trauma, or those with other acquired neurocognitive deficits.
Goals of treatment include improvement of cognitive skills, development of compensatory skills for permanent neurocognitive deficits, development of psychological coping skills to improve emotional and social adjustment, and restoration of functional activities including home, leisure and recreational activities, and return to work.
Common problems after TBI
Following even a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI, or “concussion”), some people experience persistent problems with their cognitive functioning, such as difficulties with concentration, memory, or problem solving. These problems are often accompanied by headaches, other persistent pain, dizziness, sensitivity to noise or light, vision problems, and difficulty sleeping. Emotional changes such as irritability, depression, and anxiety also are common. With all of these problems, it is often extremely difficult to return to any semblance of a normal lifestyle. Comprehensive rehabilitation care works to address these various concerns from an integrated and symptom-focused perspective, helping to restore a person’s overall functioning.
Our Rehabilitation Team
The interdisciplinary treatment team includes a rehabilitation physician, neuropsychologist, pain psychologist, speech language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist and vocational rehabilitation counselor.
All of the practitioners in our program are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) awarded by the Brain Injury Association of America.
We offer individuals with brain injury a continuum of individualized outpatient care to help with successful transition to home, work or school, or in the community. Our services aim to improve physical health and fitness, psychological well-being, coping and compensatory strategies, social and leisure activities and capacity for returning to work and/or to other functional activities.