On-Site Program

Neuro-Rehabilitation for a Better Tomorrow

ARBI’s On-Site Program is an intensive neuro-rehabilitation program offering one-to-one assessment and treatment for clients delivered in-person and/or virtually.

The program includes both individual and group activities that may include elements of traditional therapy and new methods for managing daily tasks, as well as social and emotional support. Our team works with clients to implement programs designed to help them reach their self-identified goals. Depending on the severity of the injury, initial goals may vary from improving the ability to swallow or speak, to long-term goals that may include planning a day trip, volunteering in the community or moving back home with loved ones.

Multidisciplinary Support
Our multidisciplinary team consists of physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), speech-language pathologists (SLP), recreational therapists (RT), social workers (SW), rehabilitation assistants (RA), community rehabilitation workers (CRW), and our trained volunteers. Each of these professionals believes in the power of working together to achieve a life that has meaning and purpose.

A Psycho-Social Approach
Throughout work and research, we have identified the provision of psycho-social support as essential in supporting our clients as they work towards their goals. Our social worker is involved with clients and their families from intake to discharge, supporting them as they move forwards. Ongoing consultation with a psychologist further enhances this support, which is provided in a one-to-one setting as well as through support groups.

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1.5 Million

Approximately 1.5 million Canadians are living with an acquired brain injury.

Men Aged 16-24

The highest incidence of traumatic brain injury are men aged 16-24. Men experience brain injury twice as often as females.

“ARBI does a wonderful job of making rehabilitation come to life. ARBI staff are strongly committed to persons with brain injury and lovingly blend compassion, hope, up-to-date therapy methods and warmth of heart into all that they do for families and individuals with brain injury. Their volunteers bring the community into the clients’ rehabilitation program and show them that others really do care. Our Calgary brain injury community is richer for all that ARBI represents.”

Patty Higgins, Clinical Consultant Brain Injury Services, Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency