Traumatic Brain Injury – Resources at St. Michael’s Hospital
Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 12:56 pm
Sadly, many individuals involved in serious car accidents may sustain a traumatic brain injury. At Mazin & Associates, PC we represent hundreds of clients who sustain traumatic brain injuries, and have access to some of the best resources available for patients who require acute care in the aftermath of trauma, as well as throughout their recovery process.Traumatic brain injuries can be mild, moderate or severe in nature. It is important that individuals receive proper medical attention following a traumatic brain injury, irrespective of where their injury falls on the spectrum of severity.
The Head Injury Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital was established in 1987, and treats patients during their recovery from a traumatic brain injury. The Clinic is also dedicated to researching treatment of traumatic brain injury. The team of experts at the Head Injury Clinic assists the injured individual with the many symptoms associated with a traumatic brain. They address the physical, behavioural, psychological and cognitive challenges that often face an individual who has suffered a traumatic brain injury. This team of experts is made up of psychiatrists, neurorehabilitation specialists, social workers, case managers, and neuropsychologists, among many others.
The main goal of this team of experts is to successfully re-integrate people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury back into society. Being able to return to work or school following a serious personal injury or car accident can be a very difficult undertaking for those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. For this reason, the team at St. Michael’s actively works to co-ordinate rehabilitation services outside of the hospital, and ensure that injured people have access to services that they desperately need. Patient education and support is another important service that the Head Injury Clinic offers to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. These education and support tools extend to the families of injured individuals who sustained a traumatic brain injury, who themselves must adjust to the life changing circumstances that follow a devastating personal injury.
To read more about the reaearch goals and resources offered at St. Michael’s Hospital, you can visit their website at: http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/programs/trauma/head-injury-clinic.php