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Brain Injury Rehabilitation

The Marianjoy Brain Injury staff has dedicated their lives to improving the outcomes of patients with brain injury.

The Marianjoy Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate, and individualized treatment to assist the patient and family in rebuilding their lives.

Typically, we treat patients with brain injury (both open and closed) due to:

  • Trauma
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Infection
  • Tumors
  • Oxygen deprivation (anoxia or hypoxia)

Our experienced staff has dedicated their lives to improving the outcomes of patients with brain injury. Patients receive an individually tailored treatment plan that is developed after a thorough evaluation of the patient’s abilities and needs. Our team works together to optimize the patient’s performance.

We offer the following services for patients with brain injury:

  • Daily interactions with a physiatrist
  • An individualized treatment plan focusing on a patient’s mobility (i.e. walking, stair climbing, strengthening and balance/coordination)
  • Assistive technology including fabricating casts or splints and customized wheelchair fitting
  • Activities of Daily Living training
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Swallowing and voice therapy
  • Ongoing patient monitoring by a registered nurse
  • Emotional support and counseling for the patient and family
  • Family education
  • Discharge planning and insurance coordination
  • Prayer support and worship services

Families are encouraged to visit and schedule times to meet with the treatment team to review the patient’s progress and to learn how to provide care for the patient. Our staff supports and encourages family participation in the patient’s care. We provide an abundance of printed materials that also help educate patients and families about their needs. Patient and family education are a vital part of the care we provide in preparing our patients to move on to the next level of care.

The Marianjoy Brain Injury Program is CARF-accredited. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in many areas including medical rehabilitation. CARF currently accredits more than 5,000 providers at more than 18,000 locations in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and South America.

Your Care Team

As no two injuries are alike, each patient at Marianjoy participates in an individually tailored treatment plan led by a team of brain injury experts.

Your Marianjoy team will include:

Levels of Care

When patients leave Marianjoy, they may transition to one of several other treatment programs. Our goal remains to help every patient become as independent as possible. After an inpatient stay at Marianjoy, a patient may continue rehabilitation at one of our subacute care sites, day rehabilitation program, or comprehensive outpatient programs.

Even after patients complete formal rehabilitation, Marianjoy offers resources to help individuals continue their progress, including support groups and individual consultations. Our goal is to remain a valuable resource for every patient who comes through our doors.

Attending and consulting physicians are not employed by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, but are independent physicians with privileges to provide services to patients at our facilities.  The attending physicians are employees of Marianjoy Medical Group, a separate corporation from the hospital. 

For more information

For the best choice in rehabilitation programs and services, please call (630) 909-8000



Dr. Anjum Sayyad

Dr. Anjum Sayyad
Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

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Jack Reilly

Jack suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident. Six months after his injury, he's made tremendous progress.

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