FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PATIENTS
“This is a wonderful place…has helped my brain so much and body as well…everyone here is so helpful and kind…I highly recommend it”
- James W., Traumatic Brain Injury Patient
WHAT IS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
Brain injuries occur when an external force causes brain dysfunction. Usually, the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head or the body, causing temporary dysfunction or bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage, and a TBI may result in long-term dysfunction or death.
In 2013, 2.8 million people in the US sustained a TBI of which approximately 56,000 resulted in death. Brain injuries may be caused by falls, vehicular related problems, violence, sports injuries, explosive blasts/combat injuries and penetrating wounds to the head. At highest risk are small children under the age of 4, young adults between 15 and 24 and older adults 75+. For more information click HERE
Damage to the brain may be limited to the area just under the point of impact or may be more widespread because the brain moves inside the skull. Injuries may result in cognitive problems, loss of executive function, communication problems, social problems, behavioral and emotional problems, along with sensory problems. Any blow to the head should always be evaluated by a medical professional.
The focus of therapy and education is to help patients regain affected deficits such as physical mobility – including improving walking, balance, and strength – and regaining the skills to perform activities of daily living. Each person’s needs need to be evaluated to ensure maximum feasible functionality as an outcome.
OUR APPROACH TO TREATMENT
For those requiring outpatient cognitive rehabilitation, our goal-directed approach helps brain injury patients to:
Develop new cognitive and behavioral strategies to compensate for any deficits
Improve physical function, speech, and mobility and acquire the skills needed for daily activities
Overcome the psychological and social problems that often interfere with the adjustment to an independent life at home, work and/or in the community.
We also help the patient and their family to cope with adjustment to their diagnosis.
Our outcomes studies show that TBI survivors treated at our facility have a higher level of functional independence, cognitive ability, and engagement in activities of daily living.
Monday – Friday: 8:30am —1:00pm
* Wellness education - memory, cognition, fine-motor-skills, arts, crafts, chair yoga, games, music, and dance
* Individual and group speech therapy, reading, and singing
* Individual exercise therapy using special equipment –e.g. stationary cycles, and conditioning machines
* Group cardio exercise, strength training, stretching and bicycling
* Support groups for patients and caregivers
* Lunch program, emphasizing heart-healthy, low-fat, low-salt, low-sugar foods
* Individual activities to address the loss of physical function and psychological issues
* Case management by our interdisciplinary team with chronic care expertise
To become a member of the Neuro Vitality Center family or to get further information – whether as a patient, caregiver, family member, physician, volunteer or donor – please contact us by phone 760-323-7676 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org