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traumatic brain injury rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

“We live in a time when the words ‘impossible’ and ‘unsolvable’ are no longer a part of the scientific community’s vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury, but eliminate them.” – Christopher Reeve

A brain injury is never anything we expect or ask for; but in fact, over 2.5 million brain injuries are reported nationally each year. The Certified Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at Queens Nassau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a pioneer program in modern restorative brain injury rehabilitation. The program functions as an intermediate level following the hospital/acute phase of recovery and before community re-entry or long-term care.

Although brain injuries can put an individual and their family into physical and emotional crisis, Queens Nassau can provide meaningful neuro-rehabilitation that can both restore independence and/or teach compensatory techniques for more long-term deficits.

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Generally, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies are common services provided by many rehabs in the Metropolitan area. However, Queens Nassau provides specialized services with knowledge and expertise in brain injury and neuro-rehabilitation. Further, Queens Nassau provides Cognitive Rehabilitation, not found in other generic rehab centers, providing treatment for cognitive deficits in reading, writing, memory, attention, and visual-spatial skills. Rehabilitation in the cognitive realm is a specific need of most brain injury survivors. Neuropsychological testing evaluations, also unique to Queens Nassau, provide a template for cognitive goals and facilitate individualized therapy.

Queens Nassau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center also provides Physiatry Services from consultations out of New York University Hospital’s world-renowned RUSK Institute. These specialized medical doctors evaluate and consult on restoring maximum functioning following physical injury, treat pain, make medication recommendations, coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team, and devise both non-surgical and surgical interventions to improve a Resident’s quality of life following disabling injuries.