Rehabilitation Resources


Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years, and involves the use of needles and/or pressure and heat for the treatment and prevention of disease. Acupuncture is often used along with conventional medicine to improve health and promote healing.

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Acute inpatient rehabilitation (rehab) is an intensive form of medical rehabilitation in which patients receive core therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy) overseen by specialized rehabilitation team. This team of physicians, nurses and therapists work together to restore function after traumatic brain injury.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: General Overview

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) are those medical practices not usually a part of conventional Western medicine (the scientifically based medicine practiced by licensed medical doctors in the US), but have been widely used for thousands of years in other cultures. This brochure is designed to provide an overview of CAM and very briefly describe some of the many alternative practices and systems available and gaining popularity in the US.

Herbs and Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine involves the use of natural and biologically based practices, interventions, and products to treat a variety of physical or emotional conditions. If you are interested in using herbal preparations, you should be as informed as possible about the risks and benefits.

Models of Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation options for brain injury are expanding and there are more options than ever before, including hospital- and community-based rehabilitation models.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Visual deficits related to traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders should be evaluated by a Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, a doctor who has special expertise in the assessment and treatment of visual disturbances associated with damage to the central nervous system.

The Recovery Process

This factsheet explains the recovery process after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Often, the fastest improvement happens in the first six months after injury.

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a technique where you are connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body. This feedback helps you make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain.

What is Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health?

Many Americans use health care approaches that may have started outside of usual Western practice. The use of integrative approaches to health and wellness has grown within care settings across the United States.

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical/occupational therapy to address dizziness, imbalance, difficulty maintaining clear vision, and functional decline as a result of vestibular disorders. A vestibular disorder can cause permanent deficits, so therapy is often designed to allow compensation.