Brain Injury Rehabilitation
As a collaborative interdisciplinary team, our mission is to provide exceptional, comprehensive and outcomes-driven brain injury rehabilitation to service members, family members, and retirees.
To be the best brain injury rehabilitation program within the Department of Defense.
Scope of Service
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service provides comprehensive non-surgical rehabilitative care of adult patients with traumatic or acquired brain injury in an outpatient setting. Inpatient consultation is also provided.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service encompasses Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Recreational Therapy, and Case Management.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
Treats and manages the symptoms specific to traumatic and acquired brain injury, along with other diagnoses that may result in functional loss.
Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant
Provide the initial evaluation as well as help coordinate and provide treatment for a variety of problems that may occur after brain injury.
Evaluates cognitive abilities (such as memory), changes in behavior and thinking skills. Provides education and counseling during the recovery process.
Provides counseling services to achieve optimal psychological and social functioning, to improve coping and adjustment to injury.
Assesses and provides treatment for possible complications related to cognition, vision, and perception specifically related to self care, home management and vocational tasks.
Assesses and treats individuals with speech-language and cognitive-linguistic deficits to include: memory, attention, pragmatics, problem-solving and executive functions (organization and planning).
Utilizes multiple techniques with an individualized plan in order to decrease pain, improve functional range of motion, strength, balance and coordination and thus improve safety and quality of mobility.
Provides recreational instruction to promote positive attitudes toward leisure, recognize the benefits of leisure, develop skills necessary for recreation participation, increase knowledge of recreation resources, and improve attitudes and skills that facilitate independent, satisfying leisure experiences.
Provides information to referral sources for potential patients. Identifies areas to provide assistance to the rehabilitation team and the patient and their family on a variety of matters such as education, support and advocacy, resource information, coordination with Tricare, and coordination of other health care services.