Brain Injury Rehabilitation

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects more than 1.5 million Americans each year. However, no two injuries are alike, nor do they create the same challenges for patients and their families. Some have experienced a traumatic brain injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident, fall, assault or sports-related injury. For others, the brain injury may have been caused by a tumor, infection, surgery or a lack of oxygen to the brain.

    Brain injuries, whether traumatic (TBI) or acquired, can range from mild to severe. 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. For some, recovery can take weeks or months. For others, it is a lifelong process and some who may have previously received rehabilitation services due to a brain injury develop new functional impairments that may require another rehabilitation stay.

    At California Rehabilitation Institute, patients benefit from a program tailored to meet the unique physical and/or functional limitations, cognitive impairments, and emotional or behavioral difficulties. We deliver an integrated and intensive brain injury rehabilitation program, including medical, nursing, and therapy care, to address the complex needs of each patient. We provide the earliest possible start to brain injury rehabilitation to help optimize the recovery at every level of injury. Our brain injury program offers patients a safe environment to heal as they reach their goals on the road to recovery. We admit patients who have suffered traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries except those on ventilators, those who have previously received rehabilitation services with the qualifying diagnosis of brain injury but develop new functional impairments, and those emerging from a coma which are evaluated on an individual basis.

    Our goal-directed approach helps brain injury patients to:

    • Increase 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, at work, and/or in the community


    American Brain Tumor Association

    Brain Injury Association of America

UCLA Health Cedars-Sinai Select Medical