INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation



4219 S. Western (Administration)
Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

We walk the journey with you!!

Rehabilitation of the individual with a brain injury is most often a lifelong journey and is not confined to the walls of a rehabilitation hospital. Each day our physicians, therapy and nursing staff work with our patients and their families to help mend broken bodies; broken both physically and psychologically. INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation 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, judgement, 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
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Easily overstimulated by environment

Understanding Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Therapies & Services

We don’t want to simply show you the practical side of living after a brain injury. Our goal is to help you live fully – to recover not only as many physical abilities as possible, but to address emotional, mental and social changes as well. To that end, we offer a combination of therapies and services you won’t find anywhere else in the region, including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pet -Assisted Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Social Work
  • Home Evaluation for Accessibility Modifications
  • Physical Medicine Physicians
  • Dietetics
  • Wound Care

Specialized Technology

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 include:

  • 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 computer system that can be used while sitting or standing to help incorporate balance, coordination, as well as memory and reaction time. There are many different games and activities that can be individualized for each patient and their goals.
  • Vital Stim® – A system that delivers external electrical stimulation therapy to the throat muscles for the treatment of dysphagia (trouble swallowing).
  • Aquatic Center – Located at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation at Southwest Medical Center, the Aquatic Center takes advantage of the properties of water to enhance physical therapy treatments to help with walking and balance. The water can also improve upper body range of motion and strength. Often individuals are able to identify and see movements in the water before they see them on land. The activities worked on in the water are carried over into land therapy.
  • Mobility Center: Jim Thorpe’s Mobility Center uses a variety of different state of the art technologies 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.
    - LiteGait ®: A partial weight-bearing walking device.
  • Bioness H200®: A wireless device that uses electrical stimulation to improve hand function and strength. It can allow individuals with limited hand strength to grasp, hold, and release things such as a cup, razor, or key.Bioness L300 Plus: A devise that can be worn on the upper and/or lower leg. It uses electrical stimulation to activate leg muscles during walking or standing.
  • Armeo Spring®: A hand and arm retraining and rehabilitation system that provides arm weight support and real-time feedback through on-screen games and activities. The Armeo Spring enables patients to use any remaining motor functions and encourages them to achieve a higher number of reach and grasp movements based on specific therapy goals.
  • Galileo® Whole Body Vibration System: An alternating vibration system that can be used while sitting or standing. The alternating vibration helps to mimic the movements of the pelvis during walking and can be used to decreasing spasticity, increasing balance, increasing strength and increasing circulation.


Patient and family education are crucial to the rehabilitation process. Therefore, education sessions are held on a regular basis. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Bowel/Bladder
  • Coping
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Financial Planning
  • Home Modifications
  • Secondary Medical Complications
  • Self-Care
  • Equipment Needs
  • Community Resources
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Sexuality Coping and Adjustment

Support Services

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: Getting around in the community can be intimidating, but we schedule regular community outings for those in inpatient programs to help you get comfortable with it before you’re officially discharged.
  • Family Conference: There’s a lot for families to understand, so we like to get everyone in the same room to discuss any personal or family concerns.
  • Home Evaluation: To provide assistance and recommendations for possible home modifications
  • Peer Mentor Program: People who have lived through a similar diagnosis or injury as the one you are experiencing are often the best resource. Many of our former Jim Thorpe “graduates” return on a regular basis to talk to and encourage patients who are just starting their own rehabilitation journey. 
  • 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.

How does the INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation brain injury program compare to other programs in the nation?

In 2018, the brain injury specialty program at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation served 154 individuals.

CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, known as CARF, is the accrediting body for inpatient rehabilitation program. 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 a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated that its programs and services are of the highest quality.

Brain Injury Resources/Research

If you have questions about INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation or the brain injury program, please call 800 764-7652 or 405 644-5381.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Success Stories


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