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Brittany: Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Driving back from school, Brittany was just a minute from home when her car hit a patch of ice and spun into a pole.

The accident left her in a coma for six days and caused traumatic brain injury. Surrounded by world-class care while in inpatient therapy at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, Brittany relearned the basics — standing, speaking, and maintaining balance. Making great progress, she then chose an outpatient rehabilitation location close to home.

Nearly fully recovered, Brittany is now not just walking, but driving and has returned to work. And this fall, she plans on getting back to school studying early childhood development.

This patient's treatment and results may not be representative of all similar cases.

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