Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Recovery

Brain injuries may be the result of an auto accident, stroke, a fall or some other traumatic incident. An injury to the head can cause lingering and life-changing symptoms. Having a comprehensive and experienced team of professionals provides the best opportunity for maximizing capabilities and potential.

We have over 90 rehabilitation team members who are Certified Brain Injury Specialists through the Brain Injury Association of America. Our rehabilitation programs address the cognitive, physical, neurological, psychological, emotional and social challenges that you may face after a brain injury. Each treatment plan is individualized and focuses on getting you back to living a full life. We help with:

  • Cognitive skills
  • Communication skills
  • Mobility Pain management
  • Self-care and physical care
  • Socialization skills
  • Vocational training
  • Family and work support

Spectrum Health is recognized for its dedication to service excellence and quality standards for brain injury rehabilitation. Four of our programs have achieved a Three-Year Accreditation with Brain Injury Specialty by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation.

Spectrum Health Rehabilitation has a complete continuum of care for those living with a traumatic brain injury.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Spectrum Health offers both acute and subacute inpatient rehabilitation for patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Our interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams are dedicated to providing expert and coordinated care to help you return to the highest possible level of independence, functioning and mobility. 

Our medical and rehabilitation team recognizes and responds to complications that may be associated with brain injury. Our treatment interventions are designed to maximize your abilities with movement, speaking, and many routine tasks such as walking, bathing and eating independently. Your care may include neuropsychology, physical, occupational and speech therapy, recreational therapy, music therapy, clinical nutrition, case management and social work.

Spectrum Health At Home

Following an inpatient stay for a traumatic brain injury, you may advance to home care and/or outpatient rehabilitation. Through Spectrum Health At Home, therapist specializing in neuro rehabilitation will come to your home and assess the home environment for safety which may involve minor modifications. Our therapists will continue to develop the skills learned in inpatient rehabilitation and help you improve your comfort, safety and function in the home environment.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

After home care or your inpatient stay, our outpatient rehabilitation services are designed to help you continue to progress in your recovery. You and your therapists will work together to improve your strength, coordination, balance, endurance, attention, problem-solving, and other functional skills.

Like every brain injury, recovery is different for each individual. The road to recovery is personalized and varies in length and the type of therapy needed.

Long-Term Care

In addition to our inpatient, outpatient and home-based rehabilitation, we also have our Neuro Residential Care program which consists of six beautiful group homes for those needing long-term care after a brain injury. Offering a caring and supportive environment, our adult residential homes provide ongoing therapy and treatment while encouraging as much independence as possible. Residents also benefit from recreational therapeutic outings and our expressive arts program.

Our Medical Leaders in the Media

Aashish Deshpande, MD, division chief, Spectrum Health Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation explains treatment options for traumatic brain injury and how brain injuries can be prevented.