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Post-Acute Brain Injury Program

Post-Acute Brain Injury Program

Inpatient Post-Acute Brain Injury Program

Tejas, Texas NeruoRehab Center’s post-acute brain injury rehabilitation (PABI) facility

Tejas is Texas NeuroRehab Center’s (TNC) 22-bed, post-acute brain injury rehabilitation (PABI) facility located on the TNC Campus 10 minutes from Downtown Austin. Texas NeuroRehab Center has served those with traumatic brain injuries, stroke and other neurological conditions for 36 years. Patients admitted to TNC will have a seamless continuum of care on one campus including the following levels of care: LTAC to Inpatient Rehab. to Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehab. to Outpatient Rehab. to home.

The post-acute brain injury program includes an individualized treatment plan for each patient adapted to the patient’s goals, personality and the community environment to which the patient and family will be discharged. The interdisciplinary team specializes in the treatment of neurological conditions, especially acquired after traumatic brain injury. The treatment team includes physicians, specialized nurses, personal care techs, therapists, speech language pathologists, neuropsychologists, dietitians and a case manager. All members of the team work toward the common goal of maximizing physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning to prevent/minimize chronic disability. Individual and group therapy sessions focus on these goals, helping patients reach their potential and improve independence.



2020 Patient Demographic Data:

  • Served 78 patients
  • 65% male, 35% female
  • Ages range from 19 – 67 with average age of 40 years old
  • Average length of stay = 27 days
  • Discharge to acute percentage = 2.56%


  • CVA = 30 patients or 39%
  • TBI = 40 patients or 51%
  • ABI = 4 patients or 5%
  • Other = 4 patients or 5%

Tejas Post-Acute Brain Injury Program Outcomes


96% of our patients discharge home and return to the community.*

Brain Injury Continuum of Care on ONE CAMPUS:

Texas NeuroRehab Center is the ONLY program in Texas that has a full traumatic brain injury continuum of care all on one campus, that includes: Long-Term Acute Care, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation (Tejas) and Outpatient Services.


Only post-acute brain injury program located within the Austin City Limits on a 67- acre, countryside campus.

Clinical Expertise:

The Tejas Program is overseen by several on-site clinicians who are at the forefront of their clinical fields.

CARF Accredited-Adult Residential Rehabilitation Program

Jose Urquidex

Dr. Joe Urquidez, Tejas Medical Director, is the only Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who is Fellowship trained in Neurorehabilitation and Board Certified in Brain Injury Medicine in Austin, Texas. Dr. Urquidez has extensive knowledge and experience with the management of patients with neurologic disorders and injuries at every level of rehabilitation.

Margeret Stuart

Margaret Stuart, PT, DPT, NCS, Clinical Director has a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Neurology. Margaret has 13 years of experience treating brain injury patients.


Jessica Brading, RN, BSN, CBIST, Program Manager is a Registered Nurse and has a Bachelors in Nursing. She has 12 years of nursing experience and over 5 years of traumatic brain injury clinical experience and is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer.

Tejas is the only Post-Acute Brain Injury Program that offers on-site physician consults from all of the following physicians and disciplines:

Dr. Laura Gilbey, on-site Pulmonologist, Executive Medical Director
Dr. Sean Gilbey, on-site Pulmonologist
Dr. David Morledge, on-site Neurologist, Brain Injury Program Director
Dr. Gregory Tempest, on-site Neurologist
Dr. Amy Arrant, on-site Internal Medicine
Dr. Chip Whisenant, on-site Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician and Board Certified Wound Care Physician
Dr. Craig Franke, on-site, Psychiatrist and Addictionologist
Dr. Daniel Garrison, on-site Neuropsychologist

Other unique services:

  • Only Love Your Brain Yoga Clinical Affiliate in Central Texas offering on-site yoga program
  • Only PABI in Central Texas with on-site heated, indoor aquatic therapy pool
  • Only PABI in Texas with on-site radiology (on the same campus)
  • Only PABI in Texas with on-site dialysis (on the same campus)
  • Patients are not transported daily long distances via bus between residential facility and therapy gyms/clinic; everything is located on one campus
  • All Private Rooms (no semi-private rooms)
  • Onsite Pharmacy: we will not bill patient/families for medications, or require you to fill them and bring from home; this is covered as part of your stay
  • Tejas provides patient supplies: we will not bill patients/families for these or request that you bring your own supplies; this is covered as part of your stay
  • Disease Specific Care Certification in Brain Injury Rehabilitation from The Joint Commission
  • The program can accommodate different cultural needs including specialized diets, different languages, and celebration of religious or culturally significant holidays.

*Data obtained from patient discharge information from 2019-2020 to date.

In the event of changes in medical status a transition to a sub-acute or acute level of care may be required. The following could cause a resident to transition: 24-hour skilled nursing care and behaviors that place the resident or other residents at risk for harm