Brain Injury & Concussion Programs
Brain injuries and concussions are the common result of sports-related injuries, minor automobile accidents and falls. An injury to the head, whether mild or traumatic, can cause lingering and life-changing symptoms—such as impairments in thinking, emotional control or movement.
When a mild brain injury occurs, it is important to get expert, comprehensive care. Spectrum Health’s Mild Brain Injury and Post-concussion Syndrome Programs offer a dedicated team led by a physician with special training in this area. Our programs provide outpatient services that address the cognitive, physical, neurological, psychological, emotional and social challenges that patients often face.
Approach to Care
Our commitment goes much deeper than just diagnosing and treating the brain injury. Every brain injury is different, so our program delivers an individualized treatment and recovery plan focused on getting each patient back to living the life they know. We work to heal the whole person—physically and mentally. We provide education to patients and their families. We also work with employers and educators to ease reintegration into daily life.
Our customized programs address the following issues:
- Cognitive skills
- Communication skills
- Family support
- Mobility skills
- Pain management
- Self-care skills and physical care
- Socialization skills
- Vocational training
Your care team includes experts that can address all aspects of your rehabilitation and recovery. These may include:
- Case manager
- Occupational therapist
- Physiatrist (physician specializing in rehabilitation)
- Physical therapist
- Speech-language pathologist
- Vocational rehabilitation specialist
- Throughout recovery, we work with your primary care physician and other providers to keep them informed of your progress.