More than 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have a long-term need for help in performing activities of daily living following a traumatic brain injury.
If you or a loved one has had a traumatic brain injury and are seeking to regain your functional independence, Good Shepherd’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program can help.
Levels of care:
- Long-Term Acute Care
- Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- In-Home Therapy Services
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Long-Term Care
Rehabilitation technology for patients with brain injury:
Good Shepherd is a Center of Excellence in the use of technology to enhance lives and augment rehabilitation for children and adults. At Good Shepherd, our team uses leading-edge rehabilitation technology, coupled with expert hands-on therapy, to help maximize function and increase independence in our patients. Learn more about the technologies available at Good Shepherd.
Medical Cannabis for brain injuries:
Numerous research studies have demonstrated the proper use medical cannabis as an effective agent to relieve pain and reduce spasticity associated with certain diseases and conditions. Following a thorough evaluation, Good Shepherd physiatrists will certify appropriate patients for medical cannabis use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that requires follow up care. For additional information, please click here.
Good Shepherd’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program specializes in evaluating and treating:
- Cognitive or linguistic impairments
- Continence issues
- Functional impairments that result from brain injury, including muscle weakness and difficulty walking, working or performing tasks of daily living
- Speech and language impairments or swallowing disorders
At Good Shepherd, clinical neuropsychologists provide evaluations and treatment in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical neuropsychologists are licensed psychologists with expertise in how behavior and skills relate to brain structures and systems. Neuropsychological evaluations are specialized testing procedures to help understand how the brain is working in order to help with treatment planning. The evaluations assess intellect, executive skills, attention and concentration, memory, language, visual spatial skills, and motor and sensory skills. Mood an personality are also assessed.
Read inspiring patient stories:
- Pianist Returns to Christkindlmarkt After Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury
- Brain Injury Survivor Inspires Others Through Volunteer Work