Brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation is complex. It requires a special team of experienced professionals at all levels of recovery. Rainbow has been successfully treating individuals for since 1983, and our teams of experienced therapists and specialists are rigorously trained in neuro-recovery.
Rainbow employs the following Neuro-Rehabilitation Therapy Specialties:
Behavioral Therapists (or specialists) provide behavioral modification services. This is a psychological technique based on the premise that specific, observable, maladaptive, badly adjusted or self-destructing behaviors can be modified by learning new, more appropriate behaviors to replace them.
Counselors provide skilled treatment through guidance and support provided in group and/or independent sessions.
Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. They help promote good health through proper eating. They also supervise the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, and educate individuals and groups on good nutritional habits.
Kinesiologists help develop exercise programs, and prevent disease due to trauma. They also develop more accessible furniture and environments for people with limited movement and find ways to enhance individual and team efficiency. Kinesiology research encompasses the biochemistry of muscle contraction and tissue fluids, bone mineralization, responses to exercise, how physical skills are developed, work efficiency, and the anthropology of play.
Neuropsychologists are licensed or certified professionals who hold a doctoral degree in psychology and work in the area of prevention and treatment of emotional and mental disorders. A neuropsychologist is typically a clinical psychologist with additional training and experience in neuropsychology, a study that focuses on brain-behavior relationships.
Nurses are health care professionals responsible for the treatment, safety, and recovery of acutely or chronically ill or injured people. They aid in the health maintenance of healthy individuals and in the treatment of those facing life-threatening emergencies.
Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. NPs provide much of the same basic, non-emergent care provided by physicians and are licensed by the state. They are able to treat both acute and chronic conditions, as well as prescribe medications and therapies for patients.
Occupational Therapists (OT) provide skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. An OT helps individuals with the "skills for the job of living" - necessary for independent and satisfying lives. OT activities include skills necessary to perform work, home, school and community tasks.
Paraprofessionals (also see Rehabilitation Assistants) work as a member of the health care team under the supervision of therapists. They support the delivery of rehabilitation services to clients and help facilitate skill development, maintenance or restoration of optimal movement, functional abilities and independence. Our paraprofessional team members are specially trained in neuro recovery.
Physical Therapists (PT) provide skilled treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. PTs help individuals increase strength and mobility and improve balance deficits. All treatment plans they implement aim to restore function.
Recreational Therapists (CRTS) provide skilled treatment in the area of recreational activities. Using a variety of techniques, therapists treat and maintain the physical, mental and emotional well-being of clients. Participating in leisure activities helps individuals integrate back into the community, often speeds the recovery process and helps survivors realize that a full and enjoyable life is not only possible, but within reach.
Rehabilitation Assistants (RA) are paraprofessionals who work as a member of the health care team under the supervision of therapists. They support the delivery of rehabilitation services to clients and help facilitate skill development, maintenance or restoration of optimal movement, functional abilities and independence.
Respiratory Therapists (RT) specialize in the assessment and treatment of breathing disorders. RTs perform airway management, vascular assessments for intravenous lines (IV) and arterial line or arterial blood gas (ABG).
Social Workers are human service professionals that focus on both the client and his or her environment. They assist individuals in obtaining services and provide individual, group and family counseling.
Speech & Language Pathologists (SLP) provide skilled treatment, prevention, diagnosis, habilitation and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing, or other upper aerodigestive disorders, elective modification of communication behaviors, and the enhancement of communication. SLPs work toward improving communication, cognitive and linguistic skills and evaluate and improve hearing and swallowing abilities.
Vocational Trainers (or Specialists) help individuals determine skills and find appropriate employment. They provide services that include vocational evaluations, guidance and counseling, vocational training, supported employment services and job placement services.