Centre for Neuro Skills to Open New Clinic in Austin, Texas in Early 2021
New Facility Designed to Deliver Advanced Care to Brain Injury Patients
Bakersfield, CA (September 10, 2020) – Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a premier provider of treatment for traumatic and acquired brain injury, announced today that it is opening a new clinic in Austin, Texas early next year. The 17,000 square ft. facility is designed to serve up to 60 patients and is located at 14425 Falconhead Bl., Building F, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78738.
The new Austin location will be CNS’ fourth clinic in Texas, joining others in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. CNS also has three clinics in California. All CNS clinics offer rehabilitation therapies through inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, residential rehabilitation, and telehealth technology.
With the advent of the COVID- 19 pandemic, strict protocols have been put in place to mitigate community spread among staff and patients.
“Centre for Neuro Skills is opening the new clinic in Austin to enable us to serve more people within the community and deliver high-quality,
advanced care to patients and their families,” said CNS Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Ashley. “What sets us apart from other rehabilitation facilities is our focus on brain injury and individualized treatment for each patient. As with all our clinics, Austin is designed to provide patient therapy every moment they’re in the facility with the end goal of maximizing independence and quality of life.”
Patient-centered approach to treating brain injury
CNS, highly regarded for its expertise in stroke treatment and brain injury rehabilitation, will include state-of-the-art technology and advanced care systems at the Austin clinic:
- ZeroG® Gait and Balance System, for improving balance
- Dynavision™, utilized to address visual, cognitive and motor deficits
- Independent Living Scale tracking system to monitor patient progress
- Programs for vision, neurobehavior, cognitive retraining, speech, physical and occupational therapy provided by highly trained and certified clinical therapy staff
Brain Injury and Its Devastating and Costly Effects in Texas
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), caused by traumatic forces to the brain, is most commonly caused by car crashes, falls, sports injuries, explosive blasts, objects falling on the head and sharp objects penetrating the skull.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is classified as a non-traumatic brain injury or disease such as stroke, encephalitis or other infectious diseases, anoxic/hypoxic injury (lack of oxygen to the brain), aneurysms, seizure disorders, surgical procedures and toxic exposure.
According to the Texas Brain Injury Alliance:
- 144,000 Texans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year — one every 4 minutes
- More than 381,000 Texans live with a disability due to a TBI
- More than 5,700 Texas residents are permanently disabled by traumatic brain injury each year