Experience defines the intervention team at the MIBH. Clinical expertise in TBI and psychological health is much more than knowing the science. It’s how we take the research and apply it for each patient in a unique way. Caring is a science and expertise comes from years of experience, “marrying” the research base and our own clinical judgment.
In addition to expertise, the therapists at the MIBH are flexible and team-based. Having all the treating professionals in one place means that interdisciplinary care is at your fingertips. We know that care in one location makes life easier for you and is effective to help with your physical, cognitive, and emotional needs.
We have a dedicated research scholar to ensure that we continue to provide cutting edge interventions as the science of blast injuries, sport-related concussive, and subconcussive injuries continues to evolve. Our mission is to provide you with the best possible care available.
Cognitive (Speech-Language) Therapy
Successful communication is taken for granted by many people. This is more than just moving your mouth the right way. It’s about thinking of what to say and getting your ideas out clearly. Sometimes understanding the meaning of a message can be equally frustrating.
In speech-cognitive therapy, we do work on communication, but we also address thinking skills and how fatigue changes the game. Many people notice changes in attention, memory, and more complex skills, like planning, organization, and time management. Speech-cognitive therapy gives you the tools both to remember your keys and plan ahead for tomorrow.
Our Concussion and traumatic brain injury can cause invisible symptoms such as dizziness, headache, altered vision, unsteadiness, fatigue, mental fogginess and exercise intolerance. These symptoms interfere with daily life activities, home and professional responsibilities and social engagement. Pain from complex traumatic injuries involving limb loss, spinal, muscular or join injuries can also interfere with optimal recovery. Prolonged lack of regular activity can result in chronic pain and abnormal movement, creating a cycle of disability.
Physical therapists help determine the triggers of these symptoms, and will design a vestibular and neuromuscular rehabilitation program to gradually reduce symptoms and restore functional mobility. The entire team of specialists at MIBH collaborates to analyze layers of symptoms, determine safe activity tolerance, and to educate individuals and their family members for improved personal awareness and health management.
Counseling & Psychological services
After TBI, some people notice changes in emotional health
right away, and for others emotional changes develop over time. You know the
struggles in your own life. Maybe post-traumatic stress is a constant. Maybe it’s
anxiety and depression. Sometimes the changes in personality and sleep impact
one the most. Care begins with in-depth neuropsychological assessment.
and social workers are experienced in both TBI and psychological health needs.
This means they understand how the physical and cognitive effects of TBIs
interact with your emotions. Counselors may work with you on trauma resolution,
regaining emotional control, or sleep health. Your individual needs will steer
your work in emotional healing.
Complementary & Alternative Therapies
For centuries, people have known that healing occurs in many ways. At the MIBH, we integrate many complementary and healing practices in our care. In fact, we find that they allow more traditional types of therapies to work better.
As we are located within the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, options are at our fingertips. Some of our complementary therapies are:
- Therapeutic Massage
- Mindfulness Training
Coming in 2018
- Canine Therapy
- Equine Therapy
- Art Therapy
Support Our Mission
There are many ways to get involved to support the MIBH. Whether you can provide time, gear, a helping hand or financial support, we can find a place for you.
Donations of all kinds allow us to continue the work, supporting those who could not otherwise pay for care.