Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

About Traumatic Brain Injury

When a person is blindsided by fate,  the pieces of one’s life topple like dominoes. Then, the challenging work of reinventing one’s future begins. Specialists and clinicians at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation understand that challenge. A traumatic brain injury is unlike any other bodily injury, and they heal unlike any other injury. Since your brain defines who you are, a brain injury can affect all aspects of your life, including your personality. No two brain injuries are alike, and we have the experience to help you and your family through this life-changing event. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation's full Continuum of Care enables us to meet the needs of our patients at every level to maximize physical, cognitive and functional independence.

If you or a loved one has a traumatic injury or illness, you need far more than just physical rehabilitation. Psychological and social adjustments are just as critical. Choosing the right rehabilitation facility can make the world of difference.


Inpatient Rehab For Traumatic Brain Injury

There is life after brain injury, and at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, our goal is to help you discover it. We use specialized physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to help you regain function. During your inpatient rehabilitation, we will work with you to stabilize you injury, restore your functional abilities and prepare you and your family for community re-entry.

For more information about a specific facilities, please select one of the tabs below:

  • Dallas Hospital

  • Fort Worth Hospital

  • Frisco Hospital

  • Grapevine Rehab Unit

TBI Rehabilitation at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas

Our reputation for quality and outcomes draws patients internationally and from across the U.S., and we continue to earn national recognition for our research and education. Since 1981, Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Dallas has been repeatedly recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the nation.

A Leader in TBI Research

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas is one of only 16 facilities nationwide designated as a model system of care for patients with traumatic brain injuries. The North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System was designed to increase knowledge about the effects of TBIs and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Brain Injury Team

Our dedicated brain injury team is led by a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with additional board certification in brain injury who specializes in caring for those with complex neurological injuries and illnesses. We treat over 200 brain injury patients per year. Our brain injury specialists routinely attend and present at national educational conferences and frequently publish new insights on their specialty.

Specialized Therapists
  • NDT (Neurodevelopmental Training)
  • Neuro-IFRAH (Neuro-Integrated Functional Rehabilitation and Habituation)
  • NCS (Neurological Certification Specialist designated by the National Physical Therapy board)
  • CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialist)
  • Certified Vestibular Therapist
  • Vital Stimulation Certification
  • Board-Certified Neuropsychologists
Therapy Services for Brain Injury Patients

Aquatic Therapy
Available for all patients once they are free from wound issues and are cleared by their physician. This is typically a 30-minute therapy session done by a physical therapist or recreational therapist. The hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy, and heat make aquatics therapy an excellent place to work on sitting balance, upper extremity strengthening, stretching, tone reduction and lower extremity strengthening/pre-gait activities if appropriate.

Vision Clinic
Neuro optometrists diagnose, address and make treatment plans for our patients with visual and perceptual deficits.

Wheelchair Seating Clinic
Physical therapists with advanced certifications in seating and positioning work closely with our trusted durable medical equipment vendors to assist our patients in getting their custom seating and positioning needs addressed.

Diagnosis-Driven Medical Teams
A Partnership Council specific to each team makes continuous improvements to our programs and advances quality care for our patients.

Assistive Technology
Rehabilitation engineers evaluate trial-assistive technology used for the communication and functional independence of our patients.

Vestibular and Hearing Rehab Services

Vocational and School Re-entry Services

Community Involvement
  • Sponsor, partner and co-founder of Mountain High Camp, a five-day retreat for TBI survivors held in Red River, New Mexico, each year.
  • Founder of Friends of Hope Camp, a day retreat held two to four times a year in the DFW area for TBI survivors and their families.
  • Sponsor for The Brain Injury Walk, held annually to raise awareness and funds for TBI research and education.
  • Member of ThinkFirst®, a TBI prevention program aimed at high school students in the DFW area.
  • Member of “Walk and Roll with Walk With a Doc” program designed to encourage mobility-impaired patients to exercise regularly.

TBI Rehabilitation at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Fort Worth

TBI Rehabilitation at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Frisco

Our specialized Brain Injury Program at Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation – Frisco targets challenging physical and functional limitations, cognitive impairments, and any behavioral, emotional or interpersonal difficulties. In a safe and supportive environment, our brain injury specialists provide dedicated care which includes:

  • Cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation
  • Physical and occupational rehabilitation
  • Communication and swallowing therapies
    • Videofluoroscopy
    • Lingraphica®
    • Electrical stimulation
  • Advanced pharmacologic and therapeutic interventions to manage spasticity
  • Computer orthoptics and Sanet Vision® to address visual impairments
  • Community reintegration strategies
Brain Injury Team

Our dedicated brain injury team is led by a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with additional board certification in brain injury who specializes in caring for those with complex neurological injuries and illnesses.

Specialized Therapists
  • CNS (Certified Neuro Specialists)
  • CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialists)
  • Board-Certified Neuropsychologists
Therapy Services for Brain Injury Patients

Community Reintegration Activities

Horticultural Therapy Program

Pastoral Services

Therapeutic Recreation Therapy

Vestibular and Hearing Rehab

Vision Clinic and Neuro-optometry Services

Vocational and School Re-entry Services


TBI Rehabilitation at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Grapevine Unit