On With Life understands brain injury to be a chronic condition and without proper management, one that can have long-term, deteriorating effects on overall health and wellness. In understanding the potential long-term effects of brain injury, it is important to emphasize that there is no such thing as a “typical” brain injury, a “typical” recovery, or a “typical” long-term effect that brain injury can have. Any number of functions that are controlled by the brain may be impacted by the injury and each individual will experience different deficits and different severity levels within each realm of ability.
While each situation is unique, we know through experience that the type of long-term effects individuals may see include:
The comprehensive assessment will be individualized based on the needs of each individual and his/her family and will involve an interdisciplinary team of On With Life clinicians, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and case managers. Components of the re-evaluation program include:
The purpose of the re-evaluation is to address the needed interventions and make functional recommendations for a plan of care and local follow-up, including by collaborating with primary care providers and resources within each individual’s community.
How long will this take?
During an assessment, you’ll meet with a physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist. Plan on about two to three hours.
Are these available at both outpatient locations?
Yes, annual tune-ups are available at both our Ankeny and Coralville Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Clinics.
Does my insurance cover this?
This will be covered like other therapy services. Please contact our office for more information on your specific insurance plan and coverage.