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Brain Injury Clinic
Improving quality of life after a brain injury
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Brain Injury Clinic is an outpatient service designed to help people who have had a mild-to-moderate brain injury due to a head injury, stroke, non-progressive brain tumor, anoxia (lack of oxygen) or encephalitis.
A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury.
A stroke results when blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted. This happens because of a ruptured or blocked blood vessel. Doctors may use the terms cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebral infarction or brain attack to describe stroke.
There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Learn more in our manual for stroke patients and their caregivers.
A brain tumor is a mass created by the growth of cells in the brain. When a tumor is non-progressive, it is not spreading to other parts of the body.
Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the brain, usually due to infections.
Those who can benefit from our program are:
A major focus is helping people to improve work and school performance. We work closely with state vocational services and workers' compensation departments on evaluation, counseling, return-to-work or school preparation.
A treatment plan is developed for each person's unique needs and goals. Patients typically attend therapy one to two times a week, for two to three months, with follow-up as needed.
The Brain Injury Clinic assists with:
Brain injury treatment team
Patients work with an experienced multidisciplinary team:
Each patient also is assigned a case coordinator who serves as the primary contact and advocate during treatment. The case coordinator provides planning and coordination of therapies, periodic reviews of progress, correspondence, and serves as a liaison with the entire care team.
Source: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Sandra Schwalbe, coordinator, Brain Injury Clinic
First Published: 03/02/2011
Last Reviewed: 04/05/2011