Brain Injury Rehabilitation at Allegheny Valley Hospital
Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) provides inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation at a 17-bed unit outside Pittsburgh in Natrona Heights. This means AHN can provide care for brain injuries from the time a loved one enters an emergency department until they’re discharged from rehabilitation.
Allegheny Valley Hospital
1301 Carlisle Street
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
How we treat traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is typically caused by car accidents, falls, brain surgery, brain bleeding, aneurysms, and brain tumors. Our inpatient rehabilitation team treats even the most severe brain injuries at AVH’s rehabilitation unit outside Pittsburgh.
This multidisciplinary team is made up of hospitalists, rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, dietitians, registered nurses, and aides. They provide one-on-one therapies to help patients receive the best possible outcome after a TBI.
Some of our state-of-the-art therapy equipment includes:
- BITS®: The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) has an interactive touchscreen and provides 24 therapy programs and four assessments focused on visual motor skills, visual and auditory processing, cognition, and endurance.
- DriveABLE™: This computer-based tool helps assess a patient’s ability to safely drive.
- Virtual reality systems: Virtual reality (VR) tools can help patients with TBI improve balance and range of motion.
Other AHN locations with rehabilitation services
Call (412) 359-6939 for more information about AVH’s inpatient rehabilitation unit.