Wednesday, January 12, 2011
CHoR Designates Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
Experts at CHoR’s Brook Road campus have a long history of treating traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and recently designated a comprehensive TBI clinic to address the needs of patients suffering from head injuries. The clinic will also help address the needs of local students as Virginia works to implement new legislation around concussions in the student athlete and medical clearance to return to play.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain that may result in an impairment of cognitive abilities,physical functioning and/or disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning. TBI may be caused by a blow to the head that is severe enough to cause bruising, bleeding, swelling, or shearing. Multiple terms are often used to refer to brain injury including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, head injury,concussion or abusive head trauma.
The CHoR TBI clinic serves children who have been seen in the hospital, ER, or physician’s office for a brain injury. The comprehensive CHoR TBI clinic helps children and families through every step of the recovery process, from the management of neurological symptoms to addressing school and social issues.
The CHoR TBI team includes:
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
- Rehabilitation therapists
- Social workers
- Educational consultants
Location and Contact Information
Children’s Hospital of Richmond
Brook Road Campus
2924 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Appointments and Referrals: 804-828-CHoR (2467)
TBI Support Group: 804-228-5203
Click here to download the CHoR TBI clinic brochure.