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New Research Confirms Value of Rehabilitation for TBI

Pate Rehabilitation has several facilities in Texas to help people with TBI recover lost functions. On March 4, 2013, physicians from Pate published a landmark article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation which definitively shows that well-designed, well-executed rehabilitation services (such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive therapy, and speech therapy) produce better outcomes for people with TBI than natural healing of the brain. The authors of the study are Hayden M.E., Plenger P., Bison K., Kowalske K., Masel B., and Qualls D. This puts to rest on old objection to brain injury rehabilitation services that the gains made by patients in rehab is really attributable to spontaneous healing of the brain rather than the services themselves.