Well I’m back from Pittsburgh and what a trip it was! I had my brain scanned with Magnetoencephalography (MEG), had a whole battery of neuropsych evaluations, a sleep study monitoring, and I underwent an entire workup for physical, vestibular (balance), and visual health as it relates to the brain (which it all does). A treatment […]
So I broke my clavicle last month. How? Was I juggling fire on a unicycle while practicing acro yoga? I might as well have been. The bottom line is that I was trying to challenge my abilities with the goal of further rehabilitating, but I was doing so in a dangerous way. You see, I […]
Mother’s Day marked the five year anniversary of my severe traumatic brain injury. Here are five important lessons I’ve learned along the way.
It was a great honor to have been given the “Teach Believe Inspire” award from the Brain Injury Law Center, and I’m excited to share my interview! Last December, I was given the “Teach Believe Inspire” award from the Brain Injury Law center. Included in the group of monthly award-winners are some very powerful and passionate voices, often survivors […]
Cavin and Alek interview TBI survivor Kimberly Archie about her life and work on the front line of protecting child athletes.
Relearning to talk after my brain injury was a tremendously difficult and arduous feat. What few people realize is that…
As a traumatic brain injury survivor, watching my home team win Super Bowl 50 was incredibly conflicting.
What’s going on inside the brain after injury? We sat down with Dr. Peggy Mason to better understand how can we use that information to prevent and treat head trauma.
People are often curious as to why I, a severe traumatic brain injury survivor, place so much emphasis on nutrition and supplementation during and after recovery.
I’m honored to have been recently interviewed on Austin local news to talk about the role of yoga during brain injury recovery! Modo Yoga Austin, a local yoga studio, has partnered with up with the Love Your Brain Foundation (snowboarder and TBI survivor, Kevin Pierce) to encourage traumatic brain injury survivors to adapt yoga in […]
Severe traumatic brain injury survivor Cavin Balaster and co-host Alek Hess interview award winning vision therapist Robert Nurisio to discuss his career in vision therapy and his work with brain injury patients.
I’m incredibly honored to be mentioned by Sue Barry in her most recent contribution to Psychology Today! Known popularly as “Stereo Sue,” her story has been inspirational in my own journey. Sue is a professor of neurobiology and a leader in the field of neurohrabilitation. Her experience with vision therapy “challenges the conventional wisdom that the brain is permanently wired for […]
Cavin’s brain injury journey is astounding. His experiences and accomplishments since returning from the brink of death are incredible!
Dr. Leonard PressPress Vision
Cavin takes you on a captivating journey of challenging experiences that leads to an amazingly successful recovery. Cavin is a remarkable person who conveys a remarkable message in each of his talented motivational speeches.
Chip Howe, M.A.Mary lee Foundation
Cavin is wonderfully articulate and takes you through his long rehabilitation journey which involves expert medical care, intense family support, and several ingenious therapy procedures.
Susan R. Barry, Ph.DFixing My Gaze
I’ve never heard a more superb and comprehensive combination of humor, courage, and integration of knowledge on how a patient with traumatic brain injury has put his life back together.
Dr. Curtis R. BaxstromNeuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association