2015 brought a year of hope and inspiration, a year with new discoveries in healing and a broader sense of our medical system, the good and the bad. I find myself with renewed spirit and an even stronger desire to share all that I've learned this past year with as many as possible.
On a personal note, my partner, Casey Campbell made huge strides in his stroke recovery. A few things can be credited for this, one being a change in insurance companies to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, the other being Brain Therapy. He was able to take advantage of a Tx law that is set up to help those with brain injuries and continue his rehab in not just one, but two neuro rehabs. He spent a total of 4 months at Mentis and moved to a brief stay at a post acute rehab, Coronado, then discharged home with outpatient rehab at NeuroRestorative. He started 2015 unable to walk and has finished it with being able to walk using his walker. I really want to talk about the Brain Therapy though. My instructor, mentor and good friend, Molly Clark worked with Casey over the past year. On several occasions we noticed differences soon after his treatments. The most notable was a treatment we did together, she and I where we reconnected his brain to his left leg, which was still at that time mostly paralyzed. Three days after treatment he was able to use his leg again and this made a huge difference in his standing balance and his ability to transfer and eventually walk. He has also noticed an improvement in vision directly following Brain Therapy, this was also documented by his neuro opthamologist. He also has started receiving acupuncture which has helped him to rebuild strength and increased balance. Stroke can be such a devastating experience but there are many options available and support that many are unaware of.
Professionally 2015 brought me some new client/patients to add to the cherished clientele I have been blessed with. I have expanded my CranioSacral practice as well as my Brain Therapy practice. I took the second of four Brain Therapy classes and I continue to learn ways to use this technique to assist those with brain injury or lesions in symptom management or elimination. I have discovered it useful for a variety of issues including but not limited to ADHD, Depression, TBI, Stroke, and Migraines. It is my sincere goal to take this information to my contacts in the rehab community in order to work with patients who have come to a point of plateau in their recovery and are looking for something to take them to the next level of healing.
One last note about brain injury, if you know of anyone who is struggling to get help in their recovery process, please feel free to share my information with them. I will gladly make myself available to offer suggestions and resources. There are options out there, if not my services, some that are available through the state, and their insurance company that many are unaware of.
I am honored to have been able to share what I do with so many wonderful people. Let's have a safe, healthy and happy New Year!!! See you in 2016!