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Programs and services for people with brain injury | Therapy activities for brain injury patients

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers comprehensive therapy for people with brain injuries. Treatment helps patients improve basic functions like walking, swallowing, reading, dressing, homemaking and remembering.


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If you suffer a serious brain injury your doctor may recommend several rehabilitation services depending on the type and severity of your injury.

Brain injury rehabilitation often starts in the hospital (inpatient rehabilitation) and continues after you are able to return home or live in another care setting (outpatient rehabilitation).

Inpatient rehabilitation: Hospital programs
Outpatient rehabilitation: Brain Injury Clinic

Standard brain injury care services

If you or a loved one is recovering from a brain injury, it's likely you'll benefit from these services:

  • Physical therapy uses exercise, heat, electrical stimulation and other methods to help patients with brain injury improve their ability to move, function and heal.

  • Occupational therapy helps patients recovering from brain injury learn new ways to handle daily activities and develop "skills for the job of living."
  • Speech therapy can help with communication and thinking problems. For example, while recovering from a brain injury you may have difficulty understanding language (aphasia) or difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

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Difficulty when swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat or upper chest.

Learn more about swallowing problems (dysphagia).

Special programs for brain injury recovery

If you or a loved one is recovering from a brain injury, you may also benefit from programs like these:

  • Aquatic therapy can help patients with brain injuries strengthen muscles, increase range of motion and return to daily activities more quickly.
  • Driver Assessment and Training Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s unique Driver Assessment and Training service consists of both assessment and training. New or experienced drivers with visual, cognitive, physical or medical challenges may benefit.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute also offers programs that can help brain injury patients achieve these goals:

Improve balance and treat dizziness
Strengthen muscles