Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem in the United States. Each year, 1.7 million people sustain a TBI, and about 52,000 die from their injuries. Of those who survive, many require rehabilitation to regain their abilities. Unfortunately, there is a significant shortage of qualified TBI rehabilitation professionals.
Rehabilitation is essential for helping people with TBI recover their abilities and independence. It can help them relearn how to do everyday tasks, such as bathing and dressing, managing their emotions, and interacting with others. Rehabilitation also helps people rebuild their lives after a TBI by teaching them new skills and providing support.
Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation can be a long and difficult process, but with the help of a rehabilitation team, many people make a full recovery. Unfortunately, many people with TBI do not receive the rehabilitation they need.