The traditional center for rehabilitation has been at a major medical facility or related site. As detailed at the Who Will Help... section of the Virtual Hospital web pages, key players will often include:
- Physiatrist (M.D. specializing in rehab)
- Speech Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Other physicians, surgeons, and therapists, as needed...
TBI often occurs as a result of motor vehicle or other accidents. Thus, a whole host of medical or surgical specialists may be involved at one point or another. Obviously, in the emergency/trauma stages of early recovery from TBI, there's no better place that you could be. See the excellent Acute Brain Injury guide published at the Virtual Hospital site for details on traditional approaches.
This TBI Alternatives site is dedicated to adding to and expanding upon what is possible via traditional rehab. The traditional view is "deficit-based" -- focusing on remediation of deficits -- which might be perfect at the start, but which is self-limiting later. We recommend that, for the greatest long-term recovery possible, the approach must be "strength-based" -- focusing on a person's strengths and building on them for the future.