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Brain Injury Outpatient Program

Acquired brain injury therapy in San Diego

A therapist and a patient working in together in the Brain Injury Outpatient Program.

Acquired brain injury therapy in San Diego

The Scripps Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Encinitas Rehabilitation Services is uniquely qualified to care for people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussion, as well as stroke and other neurological disorders.

Brain injury rehabilitation services

Scripps offers a dynamic and interdisciplinary brain injury rehab program that is in an outpatient setting. The brain injury program provides comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation evaluations for patients who have had an acquired brain injury. The evaluations can assist patients, their families and their medical team in determining the appropriate rehabilitation setting for the patient.


Some people who have had brain injuries may be appropriate for Scripps’ brain injury day treatment program. This program helps adolescents and adults successfully return to school or work after a disabling brain injury or illness. This program may also be appropriate for people who have had mild brain injuries and are having difficulty reintegrating back into their community roles.


During your participation in the brain injury therapy program, you will work individually and in groups with a comprehensive team that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, an audiologist and social services. Your therapies are tailored to your individual cognitive, physical and emotional needs in order to help regain independent living skills and return to your community, work or school.


Patients and their loved ones can also work with other health care professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, care managers or social workers) to help adjust to their disability.

Concussion management

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually caused by a blow to the head. Concussions are common and the majority of symptoms will resolve with rest and time. Some people continue to have symptoms for weeks or months. If this is the case for you or your loved one, speak to your health care provider about treatment options.

Brain injury rehab center

In order to participate in the brain injury day treatment program, patients need a referral from their primary care physician or neurologist. The brain injury rehab program is offered at Scripps Encinitas Rehabilitation Services.

Classes and support groups

Brainmasters: Improvisational Speaking Group for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors

This fun, supportive and interactive group includes improvisational games and is specifically designed for stroke and brain injury survivors. Registration is required due to limited seating. For more information and to RSVP, contact Debbie Pimstone, licensed clinical social worker, at 760-633-6709.


Healing Arts Class and Support Group

This class is free and open to the community. You will enjoy self-expression through art, develop a new leisure interest and increase your art skills. Art supplies are free for participants. Registration is required due to limited seating.


2nd and 4th Wednesdays: 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Scripps Encinitas Rehabilitation Services

1092 N. El Camino Real

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact: Meredith Nowak, physical therapist, at 760-633-7688 or email nowak.meredith@scrippshealth.org.