About Traumatic Brain Injury
The eﬀects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) collide with every part of a patient’s life. Those effects can last a lifetime, and requires specialized care to maximize recovery. A TBI 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. This includes inpatient rehab, outpatient therapy, out Day Neuro Program, home health and support group services. While not all patients will need every level of care, all patients have access to a diverse array of treatment options.
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.
*Certified therapists and specialized services vary by location.
Outpatient Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
Following inpatient rehab, you may require continued treatment for a traumatic brain injury. After you leave the hospital, one of our outpatient therapy centers or our Day Neuro Program may be the next step. As part of our continuum of care, we can continue to support your recovery as long as necessary following your hospital stay. We have experienced outpatient therapists who will provide continued quality care as you recover from a traumatic brain injury. For more intensive therapy, our Day Neuro Program consists of a dedicated team of interdisciplinary therapists certified in treating brain injuries and other neurological conditions.
Inpatient Rehab For Traumatic Brain Injury
There is life after brain injury, and inpatient rehabilitation at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation is an important step in reaching that life. Our goal is to help you get there through specialized physical, occupational, and speech therapy that will aid in your ability to regain function. During your inpatient rehabilitation, we will work with you to stabilize your injury, restore your functional abilities and prepare you and your family for community re-entry.
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. Our physicians specializes in caring for those with complex neurological injuries and illnesses. Other clinical team members include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses, rehabilitation aides and dietary staff.
- 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
Specialized Therapy Services for Brain Injury Patients
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.
*Available at our Dallas Hospital only.
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.
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
Home Health Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
If you are home bound and unable to continue your therapy through our Day Neuro Program or at one of our outpatient locations, home health may be necessary. Our full-service Home Health division brings your treatment home with our mobile team of licensed therapists and nurses.