Professionals

Information for Clinicians, Insurers, and Referral Sources

A vast spectrum of professionals interface with CNS throughout many phases of rehabilitation, from evaluation to discharge and aftercare. The sections below provide information about CNS services, clinical approach, programs, brain injury education, and funding for patient care.

Admissions & Discharge

Giving patients a foundation for independence is a fundamental principle of the CNS approach. From admission to the day of discharge, we teach patients life skills that promote safety, reintegration, and self-care. The rehabilitation journey begins with the Admissions Department and concludes with the discharge process that sets patients on a new path of living and utilizing core skills.

Finance & Payors

Helping patients and families understand and navigate the financial aspect of care is a priority at CNS. Experienced, compassionate staff can clarify insurance coverage and plan parameters. Decades of working with major carriers enables CNS to advocate for appropriate, comprehensive care.

CNS Research

The needs of patients drive research at CNS. As therapists treat patients and see opportunities for advancing patient care and outcomes, they work together with the CNS research team to develop new and improved diagnostic tools, treatment protocols and more.

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Brain Function

In order to better understand how the rehabilitation process works one needs to understand the different parts of the brain, how they function and problems that can result from injury.

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MTBI and Concussion

Individuals often change after experiencing a brain injury. The purpose of this section is to help you in determining whether or not you or someone close to you suffers from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), Post-Concussion Syndrome, or from a more serious injury. It provides information on the assessment and treatment of MTBI, literature and a continuing education course.

CNS has been working with this population since 1980, and to date approximately 10% of our clients have been diagnosed with MTBI and/or Post-Concussion Syndrome. We empirically evaluate our success and measure that success on the basis of how many of our clients return to work and how many end their dependence on medical treatment.

MTBI Resources

SCAT 3
The SCAT3 is a standardized tool for evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used in athletes aged from 13 years and older.
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Kern County Concussion Consortium
KCCC mission is to improve the health and safety of Kern County athletes by improving the prevention, evaluation, and management of sport-related concussion through collaboration, education, and clinical practice, while continually improving by integrating research and best practices.

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Other Resources

Rating Scales

The Independent Living Scale is a powerful treatment tool that CNS utilizes to measure a patient’s skill level in core areas of capability. CNS is unique in the depth and detail of ILS tracking and its use in guiding treatment planning. The goal at CNS is to foster independence, greater autonomy and self-sufficiency for all patients, and the ILS is crucial in reaching those objectives.

 

Other commonly used brain injury assessment tools, such as the Rancho Los Amigos, Disability Rating Scale and Glasgow Coma Scale.

News & Events

As a leader in postacute brain injury rehabilitation, CNS is at the forefront of patient care and scientific research that is making news worldwide. Stories about our programs, physicians, patients and staff have appeared in national and local media. Our stories, accomplishments, company news, and civic involvement is captured in News and Events, a multimedia hub of CNS’ contribution to the world.

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Brain Injury Conferences

Vision and Brain Injury

Persons with a TBI or CVA frequently will experience symptoms of double vision, movement of print or stationary objects such as walls and floor, eye strain, visual fatigue, headaches and problems with balance.

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Glossary

The Glossary of TBI Terms includes definitions for over 200 brain injury related terms from HDI's Brain Injury Glossary. Our special thanks to HDI publishing for allowing us to include their Brain Injury Glossary.

Glossary of TBI Terms

Pharmacology Guide

Detailed information about commonly used medications after brain injury.

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