Brain Injury

Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Treatment and Recovery

Brain injury can occur in different ways. Trauma is often involved, such as a sports injury, fall or motor vehicle accident. Brain injury can also occur without trauma, for example, the result of a stroke or infection.

Medical care is the first step in treatment to stabilize and promote the brain’s healing. For long-term treatment planning, rehabilitation plays an important role.

With a long track record of experienced, specialized brain injury rehabilitation, The staff working for Think-Ability Rehab has restored hope and encouraged maximum outcomes for many patients and their families.

Brain injury rehabilitation focuses on:  

  • Restoring the best possible level of physical, cognitive and behavioral function
  • Improvement for a return to home, school or work
  • Training and adaptation for long-term limitations
  • Home-based services assessments, as needed
  • Emotional support for the patient and caregivers

Brain Injury

Rehabilitation for brain injury recovery at HealthSouth includes specialized rehab care to promote healing and maximize function and independence.

Preventing a brain injury

The Brain Injury Association of America cites the most common causes of brain injury are vehicle crashes, falls, sports injuries and violence. To prevent injury:

  • Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle
  • Always buckle your child into a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt in the car
  • Never drive or engage in physical activity while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Wear a helmet and make sure your children wear helmets during appropriate activities
  • Use safe guards to avoid falls
  • Check first the depth of the water when swimming or diving
  • Make sure the surface on your child's playground is made of shock-absorbing material, such as hardwood, mulch and sand
  • Keep firearms stored unloaded in a locked cabinet or safe. Store bullets in a separate secured location

Brain injury rehabilitation

Specialized and coordinated rehabilitation is critical in recovering from a brain injury. To help patients achieve their fullest potential after a brain injury, therapy can be provided in inpatient and outpatient settings and also home health. In a rehabilitation hospital, the inpatient stay for a brain injury patient may vary from several days to several weeks.

Think-Ability Rehab has improved abilities for patients who have suffered from:

• Traumatic brain injury
• Stroke
• Aneurysm
• Seizure
• Brain tumor
• Motor vehicle accident
• Fall
• Battlefield injury
• Other neurological deficits

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