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Brain injury rehabilitation

  • 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.

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers a wide variety of brain injury recovery services for people who have had a brain injury. Comprehensive rehabilitation can help patients learn new skills to help manage many of the symptoms of brain injury, including:

    • paralysis
    • seizures
    • dizziness
    • coma
    • impaired vision, hearing, taste and smell
    • speech and language problems
    • spasticity
    • loss of sensation
  • 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.

    • When you are hospitalized with a brain injury, a team of doctors, therapists, social workers and other rehabilitation specialists will work with you and your caregivers to set up a personalized treatment plan. The services you receive will depend on the type and severity of your brain injury and your unique needs and abilities.
    • When you are able to return home, your doctor may recommend outpatient rehabilitation to continue building your skills.
    • If you are being discharged from the hospital but are not yet ready to return home, transitional rehabilitation may be an appropriate option.

    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.

    Additional details about the program are in the Scope of Services document.

  • Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
    Reviewed by: Sue Newman, OTR, occupational therapy coordinator, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
    First published: 03/02/2011
    Last reviewed: 03/02/2011