Head Injury Program

Welcome to the Head Injury program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The goal of the Head Injury program is to assist the patient in achieving his/her potential for independence and to educate the family about the patient's recovery process. Problems resulting from head injury may include:

  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Visual perceptual problems
  • Problems with speech or language
  • Long- or short-term memory loss
  • Problems with social judgment or behavior
  • Loss of bowel and bladder function
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inability to perform activities of daily living
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Difficulty walking
  • Lack of motivation
  • Behavior problems
  • Depression
  • Verbal outbursts

Highlights of our program:

  • Intensive therapy
  • Interdisciplinary team specializing in head injury
  • Patient and family education
  • Equipment-needs assessment
  • Behavior modification program
  • Individualized discharge planning
  • Interdisciplinary orthotics rounds
  • Structured group therapy focusing on appropriate skills and community re-entry activities
  • Support group