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    The Rehabilitation Institute offers an outpatient program for people with traumatic brain injuries. It includes comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment to address medical, physical, psychological, and cognitive needs; education and training to meet family needs; and recommendations for home and work area modifications.

    An individual brain injury treatment program might include the following:

    • Psychological and neurological evaluations and counseling
    • Strengthening and conditioning exercises in our pool
    • Therapies for improving strength, endurance, mobility, ambulation, and activities of daily living
    • Recreational therapy
    • Serial casting to increase range of motion and inhibit tone
    • Treatment of swallowing disorders
    • One-on-one and computerized training for communication, memory, and problem-solving difficulties
    • Bowel and bladder training
    • Biofeedback
    • Family conferences, involvement, and counseling
    • Referral to vocational rehabilitation services
    • Referral for driving evaluation and re-training
    • Home assessments to recommend adaptive equipment and placement of ramps and railings
    • Home exercise program
    • Therapies that emphasize learning to cook, clean, and keep house; budgeting and managing money; problem solving; spending leisure time productively; obtaining and benefiting from community resources; coping with the stress of daily living; interacting with others comfortably; and working more efficiently on the job and at home