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Brain Injury Clinic

  • Improving quality of life after a brain injury

    inpatient rehabilitation care team

    Courage 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 .

    Those who can benefit from our program are:

    • two to three months post-injury
    • independent in self-care activities
    • able to participate in therapies without supervision
    • living within a comfortable commute to our site in order to attend therapy consistently.

    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.

    Treatment plan

    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:

    • learning new strategies for thinking, communicating, concentrating and improving memory
    • improving the ability to be organized and get things done
    • enhancing self-esteem
    • improving the ability to deal with stress
    • dealing with personal feelings about the injury and resulting changes
    • improving personal relationships
    • assisting family members to understand and cope.

    Brain injury treatment team

    Patients work with an experienced multidisciplinary team

    • Occupational therapists help patients learn ways to cope with attention, memory and organizational problems at home and work or in school environments.
    • Speech-language pathologists work with patients on communication skills, including social interactions, verbal and written expression, and comprehension.
    • Neuropsychologists provide an assessment of thinking abilities and emotional consequences of an individual's brain injury.
    • Psychologists work with patients to achieve awareness, acceptance and adjustment to the effects of a brain injury.

    Each patient also is assigned a case coordinator who serves as the primary contact and advocate during treatment. The care coordinator provides planning and coordination of therapies,periodic reviews of progress, correspondence, and serves as a liaison with the entire care team.

    To make an appointment
    or for more information, call 612-863-4105.