brain damage

Peer-reviewed

This makes me so sad. Figure out stuff for yourself because no one will do it for you. No one figured out anything for me.  NOT.A.THING.  I’ve learned to only depend on myself. Evidence-based medicine sure as hell doesn’t mean… Read More ›

Options

I had lunch with a lady earlier this week to discuss options for her brother, a stroke survivor.  We were talking for a while and she asked “so what are the options for stroke victims?”  I responded “there really aren’t… Read More ›

Cerebellum

My therapist told me today that NPR is doing a fascinating series of shows this week about the cerebellum.  It obviously caught my attention.  Here it is.  I kinda always thought that the cerebellum only affected physical stuff, boy was… Read More ›

Sound Healing

I went to a sound healing class yesterday and it was INCREDIBLE.  I took my mom and sister who also said it was INCREDIBLE.  It was an hour-long class of relaxation while gongs were played in a specific way.  Here… Read More ›

Referred Pain

Referred pain is tricky.  Referred pain means another area of the body hurts than the part of the body that is actually messed up and causing the pain.  So your shoulder or fingers might be bothering you but it’s really… Read More ›

Meditation

Sorry I’ve been so quiet the last couple of weeks, I’ve had 2 crappy dental procedures and a car problem.  Apparently my last dentist was not so great so I had to have this super-duper cleaning procedure done. For all… Read More ›

Neuro Rehab

The company that I work for is 100% orthopedic.  My boss has told me that down the road they would like me to maybe do some neuro rehab.  Neurological physical therapy.  This won’t happen for a few years, I certainly… Read More ›

NFL

I want to warn you, keep reading and you’re going to get very angry.  If you choose to read the article that I’m going to link to, read it sitting down because your blood pressure will rise dramatically.  High blood… Read More ›

Book

I really need to write a book.  The author of the great Stronger After Stroke, is a Physical Therapist Assistant who has been researching nothing but strokes for I think like 20 years or something?  Maybe that number’s wrong, I… Read More ›

10 Percent

Dean recently wrote a post about this and I want to, too.  How did this myth start?  The idea that humans use only 10% of their brains.  The new movie Lucy is based on this premise that normally we use… Read More ›

On My Own

One day a few years ago, I drove to work.  As soon as I got to work my legs stopped working and I fell down.  Something terrible had happened to my brain.  I got to the emergency room within about… Read More ›