Please note: we are currently accepting applications for funding to support rehabilitation. The application deadline for the current funding cycle is May 31st, 2021. The funding cycle begins June 14th, 2021.
- Please read the eligibility criteria to make sure you are eligible to apply!
- Go to Application Forms and click on self (I am applying for myself) OR referral (I am applying on behalf of someone else).
- Please try to complete all or as much of the information on the form as possible.
- When you’re finished, hit the ‘Submit’ button and the form will come right to us.
- If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- The application deadline for the current funding cycle is May 31st. Funding will begin June 15th.
Some Examples of Rehabilitation Support:
(there are others and you can request support for services that aren’t listed here)
Common rehabilitation and support services for TBI include:
Occupational therapy is a health care service that acts to provide assistance and solutions for TBI-related problems that interfere with a person’s ability to function in everyday life. This may include aspects of self-care, work, leisure activities, etc. Occupational therapists work alongside patients’ in their environment to assess their needs and determine factors that present challenges and/or prevent the patient from engaging in daily activities. OTs use targeted participation and patient-centered problem solving to encourage safe re-engagement and overall wellbeing.
Physiotherapy is physical form of rehabilitation that acts to restore, maintain, encourage physical function, and prevent further complications. Physiotherapists may address a variety of issues following TBI including chronic symptoms and pain, mobility, strength, coordination, balance, and vestibulo-ocular deficits. Treatment is individualized for the patients’ needs and may include manual manipulation of muscles and joints, prescribed physical and aerobic exercises, stretches, visual and vestibular reflex training, etc.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy is a form of health care that acts to help with and correct a broad array of communication disorders that may occur after TBI, including difficulty following and understanding spoken and written information, difficulty expressing oneself clearly, difficulty thinking of the right thing to say at the right time and social communication challenges.
Psychological counselling addresses and treats a person’s mental, emotional, social, and physical health issues to improve how a person functions personally and in their relationships with others. Counsellors assess, diagnose, and treat psychological symptoms, employing a variety of therapy techniques to support and improve the physical, emotional, behavioral, and mental health of patients. Counsellors aim to alleviate distress and encourage healthy relationships with oneself and others.
Naturopathic medicine uses natural remedies and practices to promote the body’s ability to recover and heal. Naturopaths assess the patient’s symptoms and conditions and treat the patient with natural therapies. Naturopaths will commonly suggest alterations in the patients diet and/or lifestyle, to treat acute and chronic conditions. Treatments for TBI may include clinical nutrition, dietary supplementation, meal programs, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulation, and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture.
Case managers help evaluate, plan, coordinate, and support an individual’s health and social needs. Case management is a collaborative process between the case manager, the patient, and service providers which aims to promote safety, quality of care, and physical and social wellbeing through communication, education, and identification of available services and resources.