Michigan’s extraordinary community of brain injury professionals is a primary reason for the state’s national reputation in terms of brain injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, research, education, and ancillary services. That community of professionals and practitioners is also the reason why Michigan draws brain injury survivors from across the country.
What defines a brain injury professional?
Brain injury can be a complex condition, sometimes requiring lifelong care and treatment and, often, the services and support of multiple providers, practitioners, and professionals. While the following list isn’t exhaustive, it includes many of the disciplines and specialties with which brain injury survivors and their families may come in contact.
- First responders (police, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance attendants)
- Emergency room doctors, nurses, and staff
- Sports Neurologists
- Psychologists and neuropsychologists
- PMR physicians (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
- Neuroscientists and neurological researchers
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Cognitive Therapists
- Vocational Therapists
- Speech Pathologists and Speech Therapists
- Music Therapists
- Nurses and nurse practitioners
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Home Health Workers and Caregivers
- Transportation Services
BIAMI’s free provider directory lists accredited, licensed, and certified institutions, facilities, and providers in many of these disciplines, and we encourage you to explore the listing and contact those which may be helpful.
What BIAMI Membership offers brain injury professionals
BIAMI is the largest and premier network of brain injury providers not only in Michigan but the entire US. That extensive network provides a rich source of business and professional contacts for members, access to educational content including webinars and ACBIS certification training, discounted event attendance including the nation’s largest conference on brain injury, Legacy Tribute Dinner, and golf outings, and an active and aggressive legislative advocacy function which acts on behalf of both providers and survivors.
BIAMI membership is a must for Michigan brain injury professionals and those interested in their work and brain injury treatment and care.
Other Professional Resources
Note: The following resources are purposefully broad and especially focused on professional disciplines which either do not offer training or certification in brain injury, or professionals and providers whose practices may only occasionally see brain injury survivors. Disciplines directly focused on brain injury – PMR physicians or neuropsychologists, for example – have access to more pertinent and specific professional resources.