Treat persons with brain injury by using sensory motor reintegration and neurobehavioral rehabilitation in a supportive and home-like environment.
Utilize community resources and real life responsibilities as the basis of therapeutic treatment.
Operate a model program that generates excellent clinical outcomes with cost effective management.
Educate family, friends, employers, and the community to facilitate the reintegration of persons with brain injury into society.
Pursue scholarly development of innovative approaches to brain injury rehabilitation.
Origami creates an enriched, natural environment in which persons with brain injury can achieve optimal participation in society.
Embracing person-centered planning, family participation, and an interdisciplinary approach, we provide rehabilitation in a manner that respects the dignity of the individual.
Why the Name Origami?
Do you remember when you were a child and made your first paper airplane?
You took a flat blank piece of paper, folded it in the middle, and then folded it over several times to eventually form an airplane, which, if constructed properly could fly great distances. You may not have realized it, but you were performing the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, otherwise known as Origami. The concept is simple… a flat, one-dimensional object is carefully constructed into a compiled, multi-dimensional form. Although the techniques used in Origami are similar, the artist can develop endless numbers of shapes in various forms, depending on the direction the paper is folded.
It is similar to what we do during the process of rehabilitation. An assessment is made to determine what the end result should be, and a plan is developed to outline the optimal and most efficient method for getting to that point.