TRI-SERVICE WARRIOR CARE CLINIC: Specialized Treatment: ABI/Chronic Pain/PTSD/Sleep Disorders
Information provided by: United Way of Connecticut
Medical clinic provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for active duty and recently retired military service members with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorders, or chronic pain. - Additional information: The Clinic offers a 4-week Intensive Outpatient Program which focuses on the re-learning daily life skills. The treatment program addresses both the cognitive and psychological health concerns of those returning from deployment. While most service members will have sustained their injuries on the battlefield, the context of injury is not exclusionary. An occasional 3-week program is also offered, usually during the holiday season.
Prior to being accepted into the program, each service member will have completed a thorough multidisciplinary evaluation by a team of providers which may include experts in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, speech pathology, and occupational therapy. An individualized curriculum will be developed based on the unique needs of each service member.
For those service members presenting with impairments in the areas of memory, attention, and problem solving, the program offers both traditional and computer-based cognitive rehabilitation therapy on a daily basis throughout the three-week program by a licensed speech pathologist.
The program also provides a variety of group therapies, focusing on issues such as stress management, communication and intimacy, anger management, nutrition, substance abuse, and pain management, in a safe, supportive, military-focused atmosphere.
Follow-up visits are provided for service members to measure progress and to address ongoing needs. There is typically a one month follow-up and continuing follow-ups based on the need and location. Spouses and caregivers are encouraged to be involved in this process.
TRI-SERVICE WARRIOR CARE CLINIC