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What is brain injury rehabilitation

A traumatic brain injury is defined by the Brain Injury Association of America as an alteration in brain function caused by an external force. A non-traumatic brain injury is caused by internal factors, such as stroke or lack of oxygen.

Patients with a brain injury may experience a wide range of effects that can affect cognition, functional mobility, fine motor activities, sequencing and emotional responses, as well as other medical complications such as difficulties regulating blood pressure and sleep disturbances.

After a brain injury, the brain has the ability to rewire itself known as neuroplasticity, forming new connections to compensate for the injury. During the initial stages of recovery from a brain injury, the intense therapy provided by Encompass Health rehabilitation hospitals can maximize the benefits of neuroplasticity.

Brain injury rehabilitation

No two patients recovering from a brain injury are alike. With a proven history of effective, specialized brain injury rehabilitation, we instill confidence in our patients and their loved ones. By combining the most innovative and advanced technologies with our highly trained team of experts, we ensure that each patient receives the best possible care for their needs.

At Encompass Health, we implement a personalized treatment plan for each patient, communicating and collaborating across disciplines including therapists, nurses, physicians, case managers, dietitians and more. We deliver care that adapts to meet a patient’s specific needs and base their care plan on their unique goals.

Features of our brain injury program include:
  • State-of-the-art technologies and treatments to help patients achieve the repetitions they need to maximize neuroplasticity
  • An interdisciplinary approach to patient care with weekly team meetings to assess patient progress
  • A hospital level of care that includes around the clock nursing care and frequent physician visits
  • Proven best practices and therapeutic techniques

What to expect during inpatient rehabilitation

What to expect
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At an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, you'll receive at least three hours of therapy five days a week to help you regain your independence after a life changing injury or illness.

When you arrive at our hospital, your team of therapists will work with you to create an individualized care plan. We combine speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy based on your unique needs to help you achieve your goals.

Our approach to therapy goes beyond the basics and includes activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing, cooking, leisure activities and more, helping you get back to what matters most.

Why Encompass Health

At Encompass Health rehabilitation hospitals, you’ll receive at least three hours of therapy a day, five days per week. With around the clock nursing care and frequent physician visits, patients receive advanced physical, occupational and speech therapy based on their needs. We use the latest technology and therapy practices to maximize a patient’s time spent in therapy. Our approach to therapy includes a focus on activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing, leisure activities and more.

Meet our patients

o "I’ve been a nurse for 30 years, and I can appreciate those who go out of their way to help you. At Encompass Health, it’s not only the nurses, but also the therapists. I have the utmost respect all of for them. They were always looking to help me do my best.”

- Kenny Santos

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is the trusted choice of medical professionals. We deliver high-quality care to patients while
seamlessly connecting with other providers across the healthcare continuum.

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