Traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain caused by external force to the skull and is a contributing factor in 30% of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. Only one person in 20 receives the rehabilitation necessary to improve their quality of life.

The Rehabilitation Institute offers an extensive array of inpatient rehabilitative services for individuals, 18 years and older, with impairments resulting in activity limitations and/or participation limitations and is licensed by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services as the only Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in the Pensacola area as well as the panhandle’s only state designated Brain Injury Program. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a comprehensive inpatient program that focuses on returning the person served to maximum independence under the guidance of a team of physicians and professional staff. Patient treatment plans are individualized with your needs and preferences in mind to include medical acuity and stability, functional and behavioral status, and cultural preferences.

The Brain Injury Program offers:

  • Daily therapy sessions
  • Adaptive aquatics
  • Community skills outings
  • Brain injury support group
  • Community reorientation therapy
  • Equipment recommendations
  • Medical consultants
  • Family training/education
  • Dressing/feeding program
  • Outpatient driver evaluation/program
  • Home accessibility evaluation

The Brain Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Institute has discharged 61% of the patients back to their homes in 15 days.

Common Causes

  • Motor vehicle accidents result in more than half of all brain injuries
  • Falls
  • Industrial/sports accidents
  • Violence
  • Abuse

Long-Term Consequences

  • Memory loss (short/long term)
  • Difficulty with judgment and recognition of limitations
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Loss of social networking
  • Feeling of isolation
  • Slowness and/or difficulty with speech
  • Decreased physical coordination
  • Difficulty in initiating, planning and completing actions
  • Decreased anger management
  • Decreased safety awareness

Rehab Team

  • Physiatrist
  • Case Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Psychology

Other Resources

Contact Us

For more information, call (850) 494-6100.