Brain Injury Wellness
Brooks Rehabilitation, in partnership with the YMCA's of Florida, is proud to offer the Brain Injury Wellness Program. The Brain Injury Wellness Program provides patients with customized exercise programs and nutrition education to support the goal of restoring strength, endurance and agility after a brain injury. Designed by the Brooks team of brain injury experts, this program is the only one of its kind in Northeast Florida.
Get the Facts
Each year more than 1.7 million Americans sustain a TBI, including concussions. Not only does brain injury affect the brain, it makes physiological changes throughout the body. We know from recent research that following a brain injury, the body heals and continues to make changes over the next several months and even years. An opportunity for survivors of brain injury to continue their recovery and maintain their current level of function is with weekly exercise at the Brooks Brain Injury Wellness Program.
1. An order and a medical release from the physician are needed to get started.
2. Then the patient needs to call Brooks Rehabilitation to set up an appointment for an evaluation by an outpatient therapist to create an individual exercise plan call (904) 345-7277 or (888) 323-8005.
3. The initial assessment at either the Brooks Health Care Plaza or St. Augustine Outpatient clinic the patient’s exercise plan will be completed with other survivors of stroke under the guidance of exercise specialists at one of the participating YMCA facilities.
Program Locations and Times
The program costs $30 for a monthly subscription to the YMCA for non-members, $15 for current members.
For more information, please call (904) 345-7314.