Traumatic Brain Injury

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain injuries, whether traumatic or acquired, can range from mild to severe. Typically the result of a motor vehicle accident, fall, assault or sports-related injury, for some the injury may have been caused by a tumor, infection, surgery or a lack of oxygen to the brain. They can interfere with the way a person thinks, behaves and functions, leaving the individual unable to perform basic tasks and affecting memory, concentration, communication, speech, swallowing and vision, as well as mobility.

Treating TBI
For some, recovery can take weeks or months. For others, it is a lifelong process. Our rehabilitation professionals understand this and work tirelessly to help patients maximize their skills and independence. For those requiring outpatient cognitive rehabilitation our goal-directed approach helps brain injury patients to:
• Maximize arousal and responsiveness
• Develop new cognitive and behavioral strategies to compensate for any deficits
• Improve physical function and mobility to enhance the skills needed to perform daily activities
• Overcome the psychological and social problems that often interfere with the adjustment to an independent life at home, work and/or in the community

Our Approach to Treating TBI

The focus of therapy and education is to help patients regain physical mobility including improving walking, balance and strength as well as acquiring the skills to perform activities of daily living. Goals also include restoring cognitive function as well as improving speech and swallow problems.  We also help the patient and their family to cope with adjustment to their diagnosis.

Our Rehabilitation Program provides patients access to:

• Comprehensive speech therapy

• Participation in wellness education and cognitive skill building activities

• Nutritional classes

• Healthy lifestyle programs such as nutritional assessments, stress, and weight reduction

• Weekly strength training and cardio exercise groups for patients

• Advanced, on-site equipment technology such as cardiovascular conditioning, passive motion machines, stationary cycles, and strength conditioning extremity machines

• Weekly support groups for patients and care partners

• Daily Lunch Program with a healthy menu, including heart-healthy, low-fat and low-salt foods

• Individualized plan of care

• On-site case management to help patients stick with rehabilitation activities

Our outcomes studies show that TBI survivors treated at our facility have a higher level of functional independence, cognitive ability and engagement in activities of daily living.

To schedule a new patient appointment
760-323-7676, ext 110

Brain Injury Association of California

Brain Injury Association of America


Brain Trauma Foundation
212- 772-0608

Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving

Brain Aneurysm Foundation

National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury