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The Brain Injury Clinic is for patients age 17 and older with mild to moderate brain injuries or non-progressive brain diseases. We offer therapy to improve memory, concentration, communication and organization skills so patients can resume work or other meaningful activities.
Patients in Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Brain Injury Program show excellent outcomes.
Brain injury is often caused by a trauma, such as a blow to the head.
It also can be the result of a nontraumatic event, like a brain tumor or infection.
A primary brain tumor is a group (mass) of abnormal cells that start in the brain.
Paralysis is the medical term for complete loss of muscle function.
A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Many types of seizures cause loss of awareness and some cause twitching or shaking of the body.
Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving).
Coma is a state of reduced alertness or decreased consciousness. A persistent coma is called vegetative state.
Spasticity is involuntary muscle movement that occurs when the brain communication with the spinal cord is disrupted due to illness or injury in the nervous system.
Comprehensive rehabilitation can help patients learn new skills to help manage many of the symptoms of brain injury, including:
Allina Health offers a wide variety of brain injury recovery services for people who have had a nontraumatic or a traumatic brain injury.
Brain injury rehabilitation
The goal of brain injury rehabilitation is to help patients accomplish daily tasks with confidence and regain as much independence as possible.
Brain injury rehabilitation services may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology, therapeutic recreation and social services. Care navigation also can help you find the resources you need throughout your recovery.
Gary Werning was in a prestigious cycling race on top of a Colorado mountain, but the race quickly turned into a race to save his life. Werning's story includes working with therapists at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute to regain his ability to do simple things like read a grocery list.