Recovery at Home

Traumatic brain injury survivor, Kurt Tateishi

Rebuilding lives

We help patients schedule a follow-up appointment with their physicians in our Physicians Clinic so they can continue their rehabilitation therapy in our outpatient NeuroTrauma Recovery Program (NTRP). The NTRP is designed for patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury and provides comprehensive rehabilitation assessment and service for impairments in cognitive, psychosocial and physical abilities due to a traumatic brain injury.

Rehabilitation Therapy & Innovative Technologies

Our outpatient clinics feature state-of-the-art exercise equipment for those continuing to improve strength and function, including:

  • Anti-Gravity Treadmill (Alter-G) - Unweighting therapy that uses unique differential air pressure for neuromuscular retraining for patients who can walk again
  • Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) - Interactive touch screen that improves visual motor skills, cognition and functional endurance
  • Dynavision D2 - Large, computerized light board that lights randomly, which assess reaction time or inattention to one quadrant
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) - Assesses swallowing function using a fiberoptic endoscope
  • Gyrotonics - Designed to take the body beyond its current limitations. We have certified instructors on staff to help clients recover quicker and more fully after an injury
  • Pilates
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Mobility Course
  • LiteGait - Unweighting therapy to begin gait training earlier in rehabilitation process
  • Biodex - Unweighting therapy system and harnesses for proper gait training
  • NESS L300 - Neuromuscular electrical stimulation technology used to help patients with foot drop to improve mobility and progress towards a more normal gait
  • NESS H200 - Neuromuscular electrical stimulation technology used to improve upper extremity movement

REHAB Strong:  Lifestyle & Well-being

We encourage patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle after completing their REHAB outpatient therapy sessions. We also offer post-rehabilitation exercise and well-being classes programs such as:

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Creative Arts Program

Designed to inspire and promote creativity, while patients learn to physically and emotionally cope with their change in abilities. We offer a learning environment where personal expression is encouraged and help patients regain their independence.

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Brain Injury Association

A place to socialize with other individuals impaired with brain injuries, this support group meets as follows:

Second Wednesday of each month
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wo 4 Conference Room

First Saturday of each month
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wo 4 Conference Room

Third Wednesday of each month
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wo 4 Conference Room

Wheelchair Seating & Mobility Clinic

Ideal for those who need a wheelchair to assist with their independence at home, work and in the community. Our trained therapists help patients get the best device that meets their needs and goals.

Find out more about our Wheelchair Seating & Mobility Clinic

Innovative Technologies

  • Expand Alter-G panel

    The Anti-Gravity Treadmill, or Alter-G, helps patients regain mobility, develop strength and fitness, and increase their range of motion and natural movement — all while minimizing stress on injuries. The Alter-G uses differential air pressure technology to provide an environment of weightlessness for mobility and ambulation training.

    Patient walking on the Alter-G treadmill

    Indications

    • Aerobic conditioning
    • Gait training with neurological patients
    • Strength conditioning
    • Rehab post injury/surgery of lower extremity
    • Balance training
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  • Expand Vision Technology: BITS panel

    The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS®) is a tool that evaluates and improves abilities in individuals with disabilities that resulted from traumatic injuries and movement disorders. It also improves performance in competitive athletes.

    Rehab Hospital staff member working with patient using Bioness Integrated Therapy System

    BITS is a multi-disciplinary therapy solution designed to motivate patients and improve clinician efficiency. BITS’ interactive touchscreen and diverse program options challenge patients to improve performance through the use of visual motor activities, visual and auditory processing, cognitive skills and endurance training.

    Standardized assessments and progress reports make documenting outcomes quick and easy. Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) is a hardware and software platform using touch-screen technology that allows for patient interaction with different software programs. It is designed to evaluate, treat and improve abilities for a wide range of patients with disabilities and injuries.

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  • Expand Doron Simulator panel

    The system allows occupational therapists to evaluate reaction and threat recognition skills and identification of unsafe driving practices. The simulator is a non-threatening and highly accurate tool for conducting assessment and rehabilitation of physically challenged individuals as well as patients with brain-related injuries and impediments. It's an excellent tool for evaluating geriatric patients as well.

    Doron Simulator

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  • Expand Vision Technology: DynaVision D2 panel

    DynaVision D2: A large, computerized light board that lights up in random sequential order, varying speed and color. It helps therapists assess a patient's reaction time or inattention to specific areas.

    Rehab Hospital staff member assisting a patient using DynaVision technology

    The system is designed to improve visual perceptual awareness, visual attention, eye-hand coordination, active upper extremity range of motion and coordination, muscular and physical endurance and motor planning.

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  • Expand FEES Technology panel

    Have you ever had difficulty swallowing, frequent coughing, or had to constantly clear your throat when eating or drinking? If you answered yes to any of these, you may benefit from an evaluation of your swallowing function.

    In this procdure, a small camera is used to assess swallowing while a patient eats and/or drinks. This evaluation allows direct viewing of the throat without the use of radiation. Upon completion of the procedure, our speech therapists will provide immediate recommendations, including modification of food and/or liquid and strategies to make it easier and safer to swallow.

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  • Expand Mobility Course panel

    We provide a safe environment for patients to gain experience navigating various terrain (i.e., bark chips, sand, gravel, cobblestone and grass) during their treatment to improve their ability to safely make their way across these surfaces when encountering them in their home and in the community.

    Mobility course terrain

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  • Expand Bioness H200 panel

    The Bioness H200 delivers low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves that control muscles in the hand and forearm. It helps re-educate weak or paralyzed muscles to improve the ability to reach, grasp or pinch, which leads to increased freedom and independence for patients.

    Bioness Technology

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  • Expand Bioness L300 Foot Drop System panel

    The L300’s advanced technology delivers programmed, low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles that lift the foot and allow for increased mobility.

    The NESS L 300 Plus specifically provides ankle dorsiflexion and knee flexion or extension in individuals with foot drop and thigh muscle weakness following an upper motor neuron injury or disease.

    Physiological Effects

    • Activation of proprioceptive and musculocutaneous reflex mechanisms
    • Reduces muscle tone/spasm
    • Produces tetanized muscle contraction

    Indications

    • Facilitate muscle reeducation
    • Prevent/retard disuse atrophy
    • Maintain or increase joint range of motion
    • Increase local blood flow
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