Traumatic Brain Injury
Scope of Services:
The Vicenza Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic is readily available to help those Service Members in need of assistance. Our TBI program is a Level 3 facility that provides outpatient care to those with mild to moderate TBI.
Our team includes professionals to support the Service Member in the acute and/or chronic phases of recovery from a TBI. Those services include case management, education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, sleep education, biofeedback, and referrals to other services as needed.
We are a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the rehabilitation of Service Members and beneficiaries who have suffered a TBI and have persistent symptoms. Our mission is to facilitate the return to duty in good physical and mental condition, and/or maximize quality of life and recovery of function of personnel who have been referred to our program for their TBI needs. The TBI team can also provide community outreach to increase awareness of traumatic brain injury.
War-related TBI can result from blast exposure, motor vehicle accidents, and accidents and falls in-theater. Most of these injuries are mild (also known as concussion) and resolve without treatment. Occasionally symptoms may interfere with one’s normal routine, behavior or personality. If Service Members and their families understand TBI, they can recognize symptoms and provide support. In the Army, more than 76% of TBI occurs in a Garrison setting, including sports injuries, motor-vehicle accidents, and training injuries.
For TBI related information, please contact our office or refer to the following websites: