About Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Brain injuries are among the most complex to treat. They can be caused by a wide range of traumatic events – including car accidents and sports injuries – or from non-traumatic events – including stroke and cardiac arrest. Regardless of the cause, these injuries have the potential to affect each person differently. At the Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute, we understand the importance of helping you and your family develop a care plan built around your individual needs. Just as your injury is unique, so too will be your journey to recovery.

We have more than 35 years of experience providing brain injury care with a team that includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, recreational therapists, nurses, registered dietitians and clinical social workers. With a multidisciplinary approach, our rehabilitation specialists work together to give you the best possible outcome and help you get the most out of your life.

Causes and Symptoms

Brain injuries are often caused by trauma to the head or body. This could be from a violent blow (a car accident or fall) or an object (a bullet or piece of skull bone) piercing brain tissue. But trauma is not the only way your brain can be damaged. Other causes include oxygen deprivation, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases or infections, aneurysms, stroke, cardiac arrest and near drowning.


Symptoms may be broken into mild or moderate/severe. Even when an injury is considered mild, you should seek a doctor’s care.



Mild symptoms

Outcomes Data

The Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute outperforms the national average when it comes to helping patients return to the community.

  • Discharged Back to the Community

    86.9% of our patients are discharged back to the community (national average is 82.2%).

  • Specific to Traumatic Brain Injury

    We discharge 84.2% of our TBI patients back to the community, compared with the national average of 76.4 percent.

Commitment to Excellence

The Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute has earned national recognition for our inpatient rehabilitation program and treatment of brain injuries, strokes and spinal cord injuries.