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Brain Injury Specialty Program

Comprehensive care for brain injury patients

A brain injury, whether the result of trauma, anoxia, tumor, or other neurologic disorder, can affect an individual’s mobility, memory, communication, balance, and, ultimately, independence. The Brain Injury Specialty Program at Touro Rehabilitation Center is specially-designed to provide education, resources, and support to patients and their caregivers. A dedicated treatment team is committed to providing individualized care to improve the quality of life for adolescents and adults following an acquired brain injury by increasing function, encouraging independence, and facilitating a safe return to the community.

Treatment services

The patient-centered program develops individual treatment plans to address physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social interaction skills, while working toward achieving realistic educational, vocational, social and/or leisure goals.

In addition to the patient and the family/caregivers, the interdisciplinary treatment team may consist of:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Certified Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Case Managers
  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Dietitian
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Other specialists at Touro Hospital may be consulted, based on individual needs


Patient and caregiver education

Brain Injury Family Education Day is held the second Monday of each month in M6 from 9am-3:30pm.

2021 dates

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Education and training are key components of the brain injury specialty program. In order to prepare caregivers for their new role, the interdisciplinary rehab team will educate on a variety of topics including:

  • Nursing Care After Brain injury
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Changes
  • Nutrition
  • Role of Physical Therapy after a Brain Injury
  • Role of Occupational Therapy after a Brain Injury
  • Role of Speech Therapy after a Brain injury
  • Case Management: Discharge planning, Resources, and Advocacy
  • Coping Strategies for Families

Support for patients and caregivers

Support Group: A Brain Injury Support Group for brain injury survivors and caregivers second Monday of each month in the M6 Conference Room from 3:30pm-4:30pm following Brain Injury Family Education Day. It is free and open to the public as a resource and support system following a brain injury.

Please e-mail if you are interested in participation in the Brain Injury Support Group.

Inpatient Rehab Referral Information

Brain Injury referrals are accepted based on specific patient qualifications. For referrals to the Brain Injury Program at Touro Rehabilitation Center, please call 504.897.8560 or email