Brain injury rehabilitation program at Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

The Brain Injury Recovery Center at Penn Medicine Rehabilitation offers a group of services designed to help restore the highest possible mental and physical function after a brain injury. Brain injuries are complex conditions that require a team to assess, understand and treat. We work to restore cognitive function and reduce or eliminate disabilities using a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Who Can Benefit From Our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Our patients come from all walks of life and may have experienced a traumatic brain injury, post-neurosurgery brain injury (tumor, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation), or an injury due to lack of oxygen or other neurological conditions.

Our brain injury program focuses on comprehensive medical, nursing and therapy care to help patients recover from conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spontaneous hemorrhage
  • Brain tumor
  • Anoxic encephalopathy
  • Concussion
  • Contusion

“[The therapists] brought me back from the state of a baby. I wasn’t able to talk. I wasn’t able to walk or anything. Then out of nowhere, I was able to walk and talk — so it was just magic before my eyes.”

– Erik Simmons, Former Patient

What to Expect

Our advanced Brain Injury Recovery Center features an 18-room secured floor designed for comfort and safety, with all-private rooms. The floor has quiet, specially designed treatment and dining spaces where you will have therapy and enjoy your meals.

The combination of Penn Medicine physicians and the specialized team of rehabilitation therapists and nurses of Penn Medicine Rehabilitation work with you to achieve your recovery goals. At Penn Medicine Rehabilitation, we’re committed to helping you regain your life at a pace that works for you.

How To Choose The Right Inpatient Rehab For You Or A Loved One

When faced with a life changing illness or injury, choosing the right inpatient rehabilitation program can make all the difference. The specialists at Penn Medicine Rehabilitation, an inpatient rehabilitation unit of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, highlight what patients and families should look for when making this important decision.

Brain Injury Support Group

Mission: The Brain Injury Recovery Center Caregiver Support Group is a group designed specifically for caregivers of individuals who have sustained a brain injury. This monthly group provides a forum for caregivers to share experiences, resources, and strategies for coping during this difficult transition from hospital to home and the community.

Monthly meetings: This group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 3 – 4 pm in the fourth floor multipurpose room.

For more information: Contact Jessica Plowman,OTR/L, CBIS  at 215-893-6425 or via email.

Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Brain injuries are complex conditions that require a specialized team to assess, understand and treat. At Penn Therapy & Fitness, our brain injury experts work with you to restore function and maximize independence through outpatient therapy designed specifically for patients recovering from a brain injury.

Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Can Treat Conditions Related To: 

  • Anoxic encephalopathy
  • Brain tumor
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Contusion
  • Injury due to lack of oxygen (ischemic event)
  • Neurosurgery brain injury (tumor, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spontaneous hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury

Our outpatient brain injury therapists also work directly with the Penn Medicine Concussion Clinic and the Spasticity Clinic. The Penn Medicine Concussion Clinic is a comprehensive multidisciplinary center designed to treat the needs most commonly faced by individuals who have recently suffered a concussion — either through a sports or non-sports related trauma. The Penn Spasticity Clinic offers comprehensive and multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment to best improve function and quality of life.

Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services

  • A comprehensive treatment plan specific to your recovery goals
  • Education and coping strategies at a pace that works for you
  • Exercises targeted to strengthen cognitive skills
  • Neurobehavioral management

Our expert therapy team will work with your neurologist to create a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve your recovery goals.

Request an outpatient appointment.

Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program Locations 

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For more information about our inpatient rehabilitation or long-term acute care programs, or to request a tour of our facilities, please call 215-893-6570 or fill out the form below. 

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