Interested Patients: How To Apply
As the patient, you will play an integral role in your own success at the Taub Therapy Clinic. To ensure that CI therapy is right for you, you must apply to participate.
Who is a candidate for CI Therapy?
Most candidates for CI therapy suffer from the chronic effects of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological injury, and have already completed traditional their rehabilitation. CI therapy is effective no matter how long ago the stroke or injury occurred. CI therapy is designed to help people who can make at least some limited movement with the affected arm and hand. Patients applying for therapy for the affected leg must be able to walk 25 feet five times a day with or without physical assistance.
What kind of time commitment is involved?
One of the reasons CI therapy is more effective than other therapy programs because of its intensity. Depending upon each patient’s condition, CI therapy may last two to three weeks for three and a half to four hours each day. Patients must also complete exercises independently in the evenings and on weekends. After completing their CI therapy program, patients are given an individualized program to follow at home. The patient is also asked to complete four self-evaluations to help the clinic track progress and make recommendations for improving the home program.
Is CI Therapy right for me?
CI therapy is designed to be challenging. Patients often experience feelings of frustration and fatigue in the beginning before seeing improvement. That’s why it’s important for you to possess:
- passion for and commitment to the program
- unwavering determination to succeed
- willingness to focus and follow instructions
- motivation to work hard to achieve your goals
- a commitment to continuing your exercises upon returning home
How do I apply?
Candidates must submit a written application to the Taub Therapy Clinic. To apply, request an application by calling 1-866-554-TAUB. Or download and print the pdf version of the application and send by mail or fax. Upon approval, patients must undergo a basic physical evaluation at the Taub Therapy Clinic.
Taub Therapy Clinic
Attention: Angela Metcalf
Spain Rehabilitation Center
1717 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249
Fax : (205) 975-9700
Why is a physical evaluation necessary?
After your application has been approved you will be evaluated by a therapist from the clinic. This standard examination enables the Taub Therapy Clinic to gauge your strength, flexibility and range of motion. It is also used to determine if there are any chronic conditions or other problems that could be aggravated during therapy.
Currently, physical evaluations must be completed in person at Taub Therapy Clinic at UAB Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. Call 1-866-554-TAUB to schedule an appointment.