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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding Boston OP

Spaulding’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation program has been carefully designed, understanding that a brain injury can be devastating for the individual and their family. We encourage patients to never give up, to find the strength and courage to move forward and be the very best they can be.

Spaulding is a leading researcher of traumatic brain injury and consistently pushes the field forward. The Discovery Center for Brain Injury and Concussion Recovery at Spaulding is dedicated to uncovering and testing new groundbreaking therapies and treatments for brain injuries.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can simply be defined as a disruption in the normal brain function of the brain as the result of some type of trauma to the head, possibly a jostling, blow, or bump to the head and — in some cases — even a penetrating head injury. From 2006-2014, traumatic related injuries increased 53% in the United States. Side effects of a traumatic brain injury included in mild cases are loss of consciousness and a short change in mental status, while more severe cases may result in extended periods of unconsciousness or long-term memory loss after the injury. Fortunately, the CDC reports that most brain injuries in the United States are mild cases.

Spaulding's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centers provide cutting-edge rehabilitative care for adults and children recovering from a traumatic brain injury. We also provide care for non-traumatic brain injuries resulting from an illness, oxygen deprivation, stroke, or other cause. For milder traumas, Spaulding also offers Concussion careOur brain injury rehabilitation care includes advanced evaluation techniques, care and rehabilitation programs adapted to a patient's needs and progress, and extensive family and community support.

Our physicians, nurses, therapists and other specialists are trained to evaluate and treat the physical, cognitive, and behavioral consequences of acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Our brain injury rehab centers and dedicated specialists are dedicated to helping you return to a more independent and productive life.

Your treatment team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Behavioral Psychologists
  • Neuro-psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialists
  • Music Therapists
  • Clinical Dieticians
  • Spiritual care

Spaulding's Approach to Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program


Outpatient rehabilitative care is for patients who progressed from hospital rehabilitation or skilled nursing and returned home, but still needs help regaining complete functional independence, returning to work or re-engaging in a sport or physical activity.

Outpatient services include:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program
  • Aquatic Therapy

Outpatient Locations:
Spaulding Outpatient Center Boston
Spaulding Outpatient Center Framingham
Spaulding Outpatient Center Medford
Spaulding Outpatient Center Orleans
Spaulding Outpatient Center Plymouth
Spaulding Outpatient Center Salem
Spaulding Outpatient Center Sandwich
Spaulding for Children Eileen M. Ward Outpatient Center Sandwich
Spaulding Outpatient Center Wellesley
Spaulding Outpatient Center Yarmouth

Spaulding is designated a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). As one of 16 TBIMS sites across the U.S., we collaborate with other innovative hospitals to improve patient care, maintain a national database, participate in independent and collaborative research, and provide continuing education to health care professionals.