For people who have suffered traumatic or acquired brain injury, our Beechwood NeuroRehab, Mollie Woods, and Woodlands programs offer residential, therapeutic, health, and vocational services and support.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. The top three causes for TBI include vehicle crashes, firearms and falls.
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a brain injury that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. Causes of ABI include, but are not limited to, near drowning, electrical shock, stroke or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Symptoms of brain injury can range from mild to severe. The individual may have cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. An individual with moderate to severe brain injury may suffer loss of consciousness as well as memory loss. Deficits range from impairment or higher level cognitive functions to a comatose state. Survivors may have limited function of arms or legs, abnormal speech or language, loss of thinking ability or emotional problems.
For many people with severe brain injury, long-term rehabilitation is often necessary to maximize function and independence. Individually tailored treatment programs can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry, psychology/psychiatry, and social support.