Inpatient rehabilitation is for patients who need intensive, interdisciplinary rehabilitation services. Such inpatient programs are designed to improve function and promote each patient’s highest degree of independence.

  • Overview

    At Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation – Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation, our team is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible outcomes, while delivering a top-notch experience. Our 40-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services for neurological and orthopedic injuries. Patients admitted to the Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation require an intense rehabilitation program and medical care from a physician specialized in rehabilitation.

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    • Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center

    • CARF Accredited

    Specialized Rehabilitation Services include:

    • Amputation

    • Back and neck pain

    • Balance disorders

    • Brain injuries

    • Chronic pain disorders

    • Neurological disorders

    • Oncology rehabilitation

    • Orthopedics

    • Spinal cord injuries

    • Sports injuries

    • Stroke

    • Women’s & Men’s Health

    We employ an interdisciplinary team model that is a naturally collaborative effort, which places you and your family in the center of the healthcare team.

    Family and Patient Satisfaction

    Ninety-three percent of our patients and their families will recommend the Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation – Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation to others. Patients say it is the personal care and professional guidance of our team that inspires them to maximize their experience here, which may be the reason our satisfaction scores are in the top 10% in America.

    Number of Persons Served

    From January 1 to December 31, 2023, Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation – Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation discharged 959 patients delivering 13,324 days of patient care with an average length of stay of 13.92 days.

    Ages of person serviced are 18 and older:

    18 to 40 years old:


    41 to 65 years old:


    66 to 85 years old:








    Disposition at Discharge/Transition/Effectiveness of the Program

    Discharge Home

    Center for Inpatient Rehab – 78.62%

     National Average – 72.77%

    Return to Acute Care

    Center for Inpatient Rehab – 7.61%

    National Average – 12.50%

    Functional Gains

    Functional Gains

    Center for Inpatient Rehab

     National Average



    ***Functional Gains in activities of daily living and motor recovery


    Conditions and Diagnosis Served

    The case mix of impairment groups served by Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation are listed below.

    Rehab Conditions

    Center for Inpatient Rehab Number

    Center for Inpatient Rehab %

    Nation %





    Traumatic Brain Injury




    Non-Traumatic Brain Injury




    Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury




    Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury








    Fractured Lower Extremity




    Replacement LE




    Other Orthopedic




    Amputation, Lower Extremity












    Major Multiple Trauma, no Brain or Spinal Cord Injury




    Major Multiple Trauma, with Brain or Spinal Cord Injury








    Medically Complex




    Your treatment team includes:

    • You and your Family

    • Nurse

    • Physical Therapist

    • Occupational Therapist

    • Speech/Language Pathologist

    • Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist

    • Case Manager

    • Neuropsychologist

    • Dietitian

    • Chaplain

  • On the rehabilitation unit, an interdisciplinary team model is utilized. The process is naturally a collaborative effort, which places you and your family in the center of the healthcare team.

    This type of team includes individuals from various disciplines who practice the skills of their discipline to reach a common patient goal together. Team members work collectively and are engaged in problem solving beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. They meet regularly to discuss your progress and adjust the plan of care to meet the needs of you and your family.

    This provides a comprehensive, consistent, non-fragmented treatment approach and promotes effective outcomes for you.

    Your rehabilitation team includes a physiatrist, nurses, a psychologist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech/language pathologist, a case manager, a dietitian, a chaplain, an educator, an admission liaison and your family.

  • For more complex rehabilitation, you can take advantage of all the latest medical technologies like the bio-feedback program, which enables you to watch a computer screen and play a game as you create new brain pathways at the same time.

    Armeo Spring

    The Armeo Spring is a single-arm exoskeleton that enables patients with even the slightest movements in their arm to participate in active therapy. Focused on repetitive motion, the Armeo Spring offers arm weight support so patients can focus on strengthening their arm motion and grasp strength with varying levels of support based on their functional strength. The Armeo Spring does this by immersing the patient in interactive games with a full 3-D range of motion to keep therapy fun and engaging.

    Because the Armeo Spring is self-initiated, it helps promote patient independence as they move through their recovery journey. As a patient advances in rehabilitation, they require less clinician supervision and can take more ownership of their goals and achievements. The Armeo Spring is highly modular and customizable, with adjustable resistance levels and screen workspace depending on patient needs.

    Bioness L300 Foot Drop System

    The L300 Foot Drop System is a revolutionary medical device that may help you regain mobility and independence. The system’s gait sensor adapts to changes in walking speed and terrain, allowing you to walk easily on stairs, grass and carpet. Comfortably worn under most clothing, the L300 Foot Drop System’s unique design can help you eliminate the need for a rigid ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), or braces, and may reduce the risk of falls and injuries.

    ZeroG systems

    ZeroG is a dynamic body weight support system that lets patients conduct a wide variety of therapies without the fear of falling. It works by supporting patients through a harness system connected to a mounted overhead robot.  ZeroG aims to ease fear and anxiety to enable patients to remain focused on therapy outcomes. It achieves this by protecting the patient from falls by preventing them from happening, as well as giving patient overhead dynamic support to perform any functional tasks they wish to improve upon.


    The Xcite is an extremely unique task-based functional electrical stimulation (FES) for gross and fine motor training. With on-screen cues and wireless remote control, the Xcite provides sequenced stimulation for common activities such as grasping a pen and writing, brushing teeth, using a fork or spoon to eat, or rising to a standing position from a seated position. It also provides stimulation cycles for targeted exercises in the hands, arms, and legs.


    The RT300 is an arm and leg cycle that uses functional electrical stimulation (FES) to generate muscle contractions to simulate functional movements. Through custom stimulation programs, the RT300 enables comfortable exercise to strengthen up to 16 muscle groups in target areas on all extremities. As a patient gains muscle strength and control, additional programs can be added to offer an even more strengthening and engaging therapy experience.

    Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

    Oculus Rift is a Virtual Reality simulator that allows patients to simulate real life therapies and functions.

    LiteGait System

    The LiteGait is a system that can quickly bring a patient from sitting in a wheelchair to a full standing position over a treadmill.

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