Colby Young: Introduction
Traumatic Brain Injury
Colby Young wasn't wearing a helmet when he crashed at a skate park in 2003. After a cracked skull, an induced coma and near death, Colby finally started making progress in Jim Thorpe inpatient therapy.
Watch all of Colby's videos to hear his whole story.
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation in Oklahoma City offers both inpatient and outpatient brain injury rehabilitation and recovery programs to patients of all ages whose disabilities vary in severity. Our comprehensive range of services treat individuals with brain injuries, both traumatic and non-traumatic.
The impact of brain injury may be:
- Cognitive changes, problems with memory, judgment, problem-solving or any combination of these
- Personality changes, problems with agitation
- Weakness on one side or both sides of the body (one side = hemiparesis)
- Impaired balance or coordination
- Speech and language difficulties (aphasia)
- Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
- Loss of emotional control and changes in mood
- Difficulty performing daily tasks
- Impaired bowel or bladder control
- Easily overstimulated by environment
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INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation brain injury program feels that education and family/caregiver support is a vital part of the rehabilitation process. Below are some ways we connect:
- Community outings – to help you feel comfortable getting around in the community prior to discharge.
- Family conference – to discuss you and your family concerns
- Home evaluation – to provide assistance and recommendations for possible home modifications
- Peer mentor program – to support you during your inpatient journey from brain injury survivors who have personal experience.
- Specialized training for you and your caregiver(s)
- Caregiver support group – to provide continual support and resources.
- Survivor support group – to provide continual support and resources after your hospital stay.
- Community events – to offer socialization opportunities for you and your family with other brain injury survivors and their families.
- ThinkFirst events – to offer platforms for you and your family to visit with school classes regarding brain injury and prevention.
The INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation brain injury program utilizes specialized equipment and technology to enhance the traditional therapies provided. Some examples of the equipment and technology that is available in the INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation brain injury program:
- Specialized rooms for patients and families
- Quiet treatment room to allow decreased stimulation during therapy sessions.
- Psychological services – testing recommendations and follow up provided as needed
- Wander guard system® – A system to prevent elopement from our facility
- Bioness Integrated Therapy System® – A computerized system that focuses on visual training
- Vital Stim® – A system that delivers external electrical stimulation therapy to the throat muscles for the treatment of dysphagia (trouble swallowing).
- Aquatics – Physical therapy using the properties of water to enhance walking and balance.
- Bioness® – A system that delivers low-level electrical stimulation to activate the nerves that controls the muscles in the ankle (leg device) or hand and forearm (arm device).
- Mobility Center – The Mobility Center at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation uses technology to help you regain your ability to walk.
- Lokomat® – Robotic assisted walking therapy that uses computerized legs, harness, and treadmill. It promotes a natural walking pattern with multiple adjustments for pace and assistance level.
- Galileo® Vibration System – alternating vibration system used in conjunction with other therapies to facilitate and enhance functional movement.
A patient who has a brain injury can be admitted to INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation from another hospital, rehabilitation program or from home by a patient, physician or family referral. You and your caregiver(s) are the primary team members. We aim to individualize your treatment plan to work on what is important to you. Our interdisciplinary team members may include:
- Physical medicine physicians led by our Brain Injury Medical Director
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Certified Brain Injury Specialists
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Speech/language pathologists
- Psychological services
- Social work
- Nurse case management
- Recreational therapists
- Music therapist
- Aquatic therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- Wound care specialists
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, known as CARF, is the accrediting body for inpatient rehabilitation programs. INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation is one of only three inpatient rehabilitation facilities in Oklahoma accredited for its brain injury specialty program.
This type of accreditation is granted only to organizations that show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated that its programs and services are of the highest quality.
If you have questions about INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation or the brain injury program, please call 800 764-7652 or 405 644-5381.