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Brain Injuries

Memorial’s Traumatic Brain Injury Program offers a broad range of services for head injury patients, from trauma care through outpatient rehabilitation. We specialize in treatment of both non-traumatic and traumatic brain injuries including a neurologic special care unit for patients who require a higher nurse-patient ratio and intensive monitoring.

Significant physical, cognitive and behavior changes commonly occur in the weeks after a brain injury. We help patients regain ability to bathe, dress, eat and drink, walk and use bathroom. We also encourage and educate family members about changes brought about by brain injury and prepare them to help loved one perform basic care.

Technology and evidence-based practice ensure treatment models are up-to-date and incorporate latest advances in brain injury research including:

  • A partial body weight support system
  • Electrical stimulation including Bioness L-300 and H200
  • Standing frames
  • Specialty wheelchairs
  • The Proprio 4000, a computer controlled balance platform

Full recovery from a brain injury often takes months. Rehab physicians, nurses and therapists help patients understand diagnosis and prognosis for recovery. Staff members offer strategies to family members to help patient’s progress and transition to home. When appropriate, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program supports, educates, trains and makes referrals.

Once discharged from hospital, most patients require additional therapy. Memorial provides outpatient rehabilitation services and works with home health agencies to make home therapy services available. We coordinate with closer-to-home facilities and appropriate state agencies to help patients and families receive needed services.