Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Comprehensive Treatment for Brain Trauma

Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital houses one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation programs for people suffering from brain injury due to trauma, insufficient oxygen, infection or certain progressive diseases.

Compared regionally and nationally, patients in our Brain Injury Program frequently go home quicker and with more independent functioning as measured by scores from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation. (The Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation is the most widely used system in the world for documenting the severity of patient disability and the outcomes of medical rehabilitation.)

Conditions treated include:

  • Behavioral and social judgment problems
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Confusion
  • Speech/language problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Emotional issues
  • Difficulty walking
  • Visual perceptual problems

Technologies involved:

  • Aretech ZeroG
  • LiteGait
  • VTree
  • The Balance Master
  • The Hand Mentor
  • The Ness H200
  • The Ness L300
  • ReoGo
  • Dynavision™
  • SaeboFlex
  • VitalStim
  • GameCycle
  • NeuroMove
  • Indego Exoskeleton
  • BITS
  • Tyromotion AMADEO
  • Tyromotion DIEGO

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Programs Available

Acute Brain Injury Program

For individuals who have sustained serious brain injuries and are experiencing multiple post-injury disabilities.

Mild Brain Injury Program

For individuals experiencing post-concussive syndrome.

What Happens After Rehabilitation?

Upon discharge, about 70% of our inpatient brain injury program patients return to their homes. However, whether a patient is able to return home depends upon the type and severity of each patient’s diagnosis and other unique circumstances. The next chart shows the percentage of patients who returned home immediately after their stay for brain injury rehab at Heinz Rehab Hospital compared to national benchmarks.

An Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Team

Brain injuries disrupt various function including sensation, movement, and intellectual process. The purpose of the Brain Injury Program is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, cost-effective, state-of-the-art rehabilitation and to provide care for individuals who have sustained brain injuries. To accomplish this goal, we have an experienced interdisciplinary team of Certified Brain Injury Specialists working together to meet all of the patient and family needs.

Our Brain Injury team incorporates numerous disciplines to provide evaluation and treatment under the direction of a board-certified physician and neuropsychologist, including:

  • Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/Nursing
  • Neuropsychology/cognitive services
  • Social Services/case management
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Dietary/nutritional services

Family Involvement

A brain injury presents the patient’s family with many new challenges and adjustments. The Brain Injury Program offers the family of brain injured persons numerous opportunities to receive hands-on training and education throughout the rehabilitation process. The program offers Brain Injury education classes which are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

We encourage families to become actively involved as members of the rehabilitation team to learn the best ways to promote independence and transition back to the community. Care management provides weekly updates to the family on the patient’s progress and goals.

Admissions & Referrals

Patients are admitted to the brain injury program at Allied Services Scranton Rehab Hospital and Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital when they are medically stable and determined appropriate for a rehabilitation program. Referrals may be made by a private physician, general hospital, family member, or those who have been injured themselves.

For specific questions on how to obtain a referral, please call 570-348-1359 (Wilkes-Barre) or 570-826-3885 (Scranton). Contact us to learn more or start your referral process today.

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