A brain injury can affect just about everything -- including the way you walk, talk, and think. That's why there are a number of treatments available that attempt to restore the parts of life that have been affected by a brain injury. The term "brain injury rehabilitation" refers to the many different kinds of specialized supports and services that are offered following the emergency and early phases of brain injury treatment.
Some brain injury rehabilitation is offered as a program within a hospital or other clinical setting; other types of brain injury rehabilitation might occur on an outpatient basis. While most everyone benefits from rehabilitation following a brain injury, the specific type of rehabilitation depends on the unique needs of the person and the challenges they face.
What Is Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy and How Can It Help Children with TBI?
Constraining an unaffected limb while intensely using an affected limb can help children regain upper limb movement after a brain injury.
The Ability to Drive Safely After a Severe Brain Injury Is Frequently Compromised
Driving takes a great deal of concentration and coordination. Rehab for this complex activity should be a main goal of certain reintegration programs.
Online Calendar More Popular than Traditional Paper Calendars Post-Brain Injury
This study showed that online calendars help with memory — as a tool and as a therapy.
Effective Strategies for Occupational Therapy Post-Brain Injury
Goal-directed OT can help people after brain injury.
Culturally Sensitive Approaches for People with Brain Injury
If misunderstood, small cultural differences can hinder a good treatment plan for someone with a brain injury.
Recommendations for Cognitive Rehabilitation for People with TBI
Studies support the effectiveness of cognitive rehab after a brain injury.
What Determines Rehab Length of Stay After Brain Injury?
Statistical model can help rehab teams work best with people with TBI.
The Power of Working in a Group Setting After a Brain Injury
Group treatment could help with learning compensatory cognitive strategies.
Can Cognitive Therapy on the Internet Help with Depression After Brain Injury?
A study shows internet-based cognition therapy helps, but with caveats.
Landmarks Help Orientation After Brain Injury
Helping people follow directions after brain injury.
Comparing Traumatic Brain Injury and Anoxic Brain Injury in Rehabilitation
Are there differences in recovery rates?
After TBI, Virtual Reality Therapy Helps with Upper Limb Rehab
This three-D computer-based technology shows early promise.
Long-Term Disability After TBI
How many people are affected?
Measuring Reaction Time Post-TBI
Speed does not necessarily predict accuracy after brain injury.
TBI Case Management and Video Teleconferencing
A way to keep client and case coordinator in close communication.
Driving and Community Integration
Driving again helps people get more involved post-TBI.
Returning to Work After Brain Injury
Learn what the research tells us.
The Nuances of Self-Awareness Post-TBI
A person's level of self-awareness after a brain injury can impact rehab.