Neurologists, Physiatrists, and More: Understanding the Roles of Rehabilitation Specialist

brain injury supportAfter experiencing a traumatic brain injury, the last thing you want to do is have to figure out all the terminology that goes along with it — particularly when it comes to rehab specialists. Here, we’ve outline what exactly a rehabilitation specialist does:

People with disabilities, whether physical or emotional, often need a particular type of support to be able to live independently — particularly those people that have experienced a TBI. This is where rehabilitation counselors come in. They help individuals cope with the effects of their disabilities as they relate to independent living. Without the services of these counselors, many people who are quite capable of living on their own would instead be forced to live in some type of a care facility. Research has shown that when people can be supported to live independently they are far healthier, are less reliant on family caregivers, and are more productive members of society as a whole.

And, rehabilitation is a team effort. The team of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation specialists usually includes physiatrists, neurologists, rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, recreational therapists, and case managers. This team seeks to reduce disability in certain areas that can crop up, post-TBI.

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Do you have further questions about how to understand the roles of rehabilitation specialists? Don’t hesitate to contact TryMunity. Here at TryMunity, we provide a vast, comprehensive web of resources for just that! We also have several support systems for those afflicted with a traumatic brain injury, or who know of someone who is. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! Join the TryMunity community today, and take advantage of all that we offer. We’re always happy to speak with you, and offer our assistance.