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Brain Injury Rehabilitation
A brain injury can affect just about everything — including the way a person walks, talks, and thinks. For service members and veterans who have been in combat, these symptoms can be compounded by other physical injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. That's why there are a number of treatments available that attempt to restore the parts of life that have been affected by a brain injury and other physical and psychological injuries.
Service members and veterans often receive care at a Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center. These centers provide therapies that address physical, cognitive, and emotional and behavioral impairments.
The actual length of the rehabilitation process varies according to the person and to the severity of their injury. Some people may only require a few weeks or months of rehabilitation, and others may require years or even lifelong rehabilitation. Treatments range from critical hospital care to speech and language therapy.
Families are encouraged to participate in the recovery process; their presence and support invariably help the injured loved one. With the help of specialized rehabilitation, anyone with a brain injury can continue to make improvements in his or her life.