Brooks Rehabilitation is the recognized leader for providing a system of world-class rehabilitation solutions. Brooks offers a variety of health and wellness programs to promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of individuals with disabilities. There is a shared goal of fostering relationships and a building a sense of community across all of the programs. Brooks believes in giving back so they are offered at little or no cost to participants of all ages.
For more information, call 904-345-7073.
At Brooks, we are dedicated to helping persons with aphasia achieve the highest level of recovery and participation in life.
This center bridges the gap between medical rehabilitation and community reintegration. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support to those affected by aphasia due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors or other neurological disorders. We leverage the latest research and treatment options to provide individualized solutions to meet your needs. The center follows the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia described by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
We offer two specific programs, both a community (social language group) and Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) six week program
Brooks Rehabilitation offers the most comprehensive adaptive sports and recreation program in the country, providing fun and fitness for people of all ages living with a physical disability. Program participants can enjoy competitive or recreational team and individual sports, plus a variety of other wellness and fitness activities. Activities include:
Throughout the year, Brooks also offers opportunities to participate in special events like adaptive surfing, horseback riding and educational seminars.
The Pediatric Recreation program offers a supportive environment for youth with physical and/or developmental disabilities. The program increases socialization by providing activities that foster a healthy lifestyle and connection to the community. Family support is available for those seeking opportunities for their children outside of traditional therapies.
The Clubhouse is a community health program that provides for the long-term recovery needs of individuals who have suffered an acquired brain injury. This day-program bridges the gap between medical rehabilitation, vocational training and community reintegration. It is currently the only Brain Injury Clubhouse in Florida and one of only 24 in the world.
There are three main work units at the Clubhouse that are designed to provide hands-on training and practice in preparation for job placement or volunteer work. The work units include:
Food and Kitchen Unit
Facility and Grounds Maintenance
Clubhouse members can also enjoy other non-vocational activities each day, structured to foster engagement, creativity and communication. Activities can include arts and crafts, performing arts, exercise and gardening.
The Clubhouse is located at: 2700 University Blvd West Building B Jacksonville, Florida 32217
Brooks offers Wellness Programs that focus on fitness and wellness education -- some in partnership with the local YMCAs of Florida. Typically a participant receives an assessment from a physical therapist, who develops a customized exercise and fitness plan to maintain activity and mobility. Specific times at the local YMCAs are dedicated for the wellness program to ensure that participants can exercise in a safe and comfortable environment. These programs are supervised by specialized staff who understand the unique challenges of a life-altering disease or injury. Programs include:
Multiple Sclerosis Wellness
Brain Injury Wellness
For more information, call: 904-345-7277
Neuro Recovery Center
The Neuro Recovery Center (NRC) offers specialized equipment for customized rehabilitation during both formal therapy and after traditional therapy has been completed. This unique gym allows individuals with disabilities to continue ongoing exercise and conditioning to maintain and improve functional movement and abilities. For more information, click here.
Support groups provide a unique opportunity for patients to interact and form personal connections with people facing similar challenges. We offer support groups for patients with the following conditions:
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Lou Gehrig's Disease
Our School Re-entry Program maximizes a child’s successful transition back to school following a disabling illness or injury. A re-entry coordinator serves as the liaison between Brooks, the school system, various agencies and families to minimize lost academic learning and facilitate the transition back to school. The program includes education for classmates, school professionals and families to help them understand the challenges and needs of a student transitioning back into school and their community.
For more information, call 904-345-7218
Sponsorships & Volunteering
You can volunteer to be a part of our rewarding program! For more information about how you can volunteer or make a donation to the Brooks Community Programs, contact us at 904-345-7073 or email Brooks.CommunityHealth@brooksrehab.org