Outcomes & Research

Learn More About Origami's Effectiveness

Origami has served over 1000 individuals and their families since opening in April 1997.  In 2017, Origami served 303 clients across the continuum of care.  

Read our Annual Report 2017 to learn more about our demographics, community outreach, services, and program outcomes.


Origami Partners with MSU in $150,000 Brain Injury Research Study

Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center is the clinical site for a 2 year Michigan State University research study.  Funding for the $150,000 study was received through a grant by the American Osteopathic Association and AT Still Foundation.   The Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Functional Outcomes and Anti-inflammatory Biomarkers in Mild- to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury is led by primary investigator and Origami Medical Director, Rebecca Wyatt, DO. 

Data collection will begin in September 2017 with plans for it to include 200 cases. Wyatt stated, “The impact of our proposed research lies in our attempt to establish a foundation for the basis of using OMT procedures to accelerate recovery of patients following mild to moderate brain injury and to find correlations between cognitive functions, biochemical markers, and self-reported assessments of quality of life.”

Read Lansing State Journal article related to this study.

Outcomes after Cognitive Perceptual Motor Retraining (CPM) of Patients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Kara Christy, MS, OTRL, CBIS; Natasha Huffine, MS, OTRL, CBIS; Tammy Hannah, OTRL, CBIS; Marita B. de Leon, Ph.D.

Remediation of deficits is one approach used by occupational therapists in the treatment of clients with acquired brain injury (ABI). This retrospective study examined outcomes after participation in Cognitive Perceptual Motor Retraining (CPM) of clients with ABI and identified demographic and injury characteristics of clients that were associated with outcomes. CPM was delivered as part of the standard treatment and was not designed for research purposes.

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Cognitive Perceptual Motor Retraining:
Remediation of Deficits Following Brain Injury

Tammy L. (Westfall) Hannah, Madhav R. Kulkarni, Kerri J. (Moore) Martin, Edward C. Cook,
and Marita Bernardo de Leon

The rehabilitation of persons with brain injury is complex, often requiring comprehensive services from several rehabilitation professionals to ensure that multiple problematic areas are addressed. This article introduces and describes Cognitive Perceptual Motor (CPM) retraining, an approach to the treatment of brain injury utilized by occupational therapists at Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center and at the Michigan State University Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic. Developed by Madhav Kulkarni, Ph.D., O.T.R., CPM has been utilized for the remediation of deficits in sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, and cognitive functioning immediately following the acquisition of mild to severe brain injury. This approach has also been extremely successful for individuals several years post injury or those who have been discharged from traditional forms of rehabilitation.

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