July 2018–June 2019

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Outpatient Brain Injury Program is a progressive outpatient rehabilitation program for individuals with neurological injuries or illnesses. The program is based upon the philosophy that rehabilitation must take into account the environment in which the patient needs to function.

Since neurological damage can lead to permanent impairments, which often lead to problems interacting at home, work or school, we treat clients in their real-life environments. Using this treatment method, everyday difficulties a person with a brain injury will encounter are identified and interventions or strategies are developed and implemented to overcome those problems.

For more information about this report or the Outpatient Brain Injury Program, please call 484.596.7880.


Sample size

121 patients

Average age

62.5 years old (range 16–94)

Number of adolescents

3 adolescent patients

Average age of adolescents

17 years old (range 16–17)

Average number of visits by discipline

9.1 physical therapy
8.8 occupational therapy
12.1 speech therapy


Functional outcomes

The majority of our patients in the Outpatient Brain Injury Program are cared for in our Neurologic Day Program. This is a multi-discipline therapy program which was developed to help our clients attain community, vocational and/or school re-entry goals. By attaining these goals, clients can return to meaningful, productive and healthy lives. Each client sets goals that he or she wants to achieve in the program. These goals can include, but are not limited to, increased function in the following areas: home, school, work, community or driving.

Result: 72% of our clients met the goal of returning to productive activity by discharge.

A very unique strength of the Outpatient Brain Injury Program is its focus on client and family involvement in treatment planning and goal setting. This involvement enables the staff to develop individualized treatment plans to help clients gain independence in everyday tasks.

Result: 100% of our clients demonstrated increased independence and autonomy in daily tasks by discharge.

A medical interruption occurs when a patient is unable to complete their prescribed course of outpatient therapy due to a medical issue.

Result: 53% of patients had their rehabilitation program interrupted by a medical issue. 20% of patients had unplanned transfers to acute care.

Satisfaction and access

Patient satisfaction is routinely measured at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital for all inpatient and outpatient programs. Results are used to facilitate program improvement and to change our menu of services as needed.

Result: 94% of clients would recommend Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to others. 100% of clients were satisfied with their care in the Outpatient Brain Injury Program.

We work hard to provide fast and easy access to all of our programs. Scheduling a first appointment can be influenced by many things such as patient preference and conflicting appointments.

Result: The time-frame from patient call to first appointment is generally 2.5 business days.