There is so much that can be done for the brain which is outside of the standard model of neurorehabilitation. As I completed treatment at the Sensory Learning Institute, I was told to explore the treatments that were available through Revive Treatment Centers in Denver, Colorado. Revive is a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on post-acute […]
Well, it’s my birthday today, and I couldn’t be more grateful because, on Tuesdays Episode of Dr. Lo Radio, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lauren Noel. Believe me when I say that this was seriously a dream come true as Lauren made a huge difference in my recovery. She was my introduction […]
Meet Faith, a Labrador-Chow happily walking and hopping about on two legs. Faith is a survivor. She was born with healthy hind limbs, but only a single, severely deformed front limb. She was rescued in 2003 by then seventeen-year-old Reuben Stringfellow. As happens with unhealthy newborn pups, Faith was found underneath the weight of her […]
In this clip from my keynote speech at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association conference 2014, I discuss my mother’s first receiving notice about my fall and the events surrounding my diagnosis of a diffuse axonal injury (DAI). A DAI is known as one of the more common and most devastating types of traumatic brain injury, as damage occurs over […]
Whenever I am inclined to write about nutrition, I’m cautioned to be mindful of just how personal (and often controversial) the subject can be. Eating is an emotional experience, and we are passionate about our food. So passionate, in fact, that attitudes about nutrition are often comparable to strongly held beliefs about religion or politics. It makes sense; we live […]
“Yo, I’m Becca. Brace yourself!” When Suaad Issa and Natasha Boshoff decided to create a video for the 5th annual Change the View 2014 contest, their classmate Becca Cala was the star they needed. Becca didn’t have the easiest childhood. Before the age of 16, she was misunderstood, bullied, and beaten, having lived in numerous shelters. “Before I was […]
In this riveting speech given at TEDxOrangeCoast, Dr. Daniel Amen introduces the most important lesson he and colleagues have learned from looking at 83,000 brain scans. “After 22 years and 83,000 brain scans… the single most important lesson my colleagues and I have learned is that you can change people’s brains. And when you do, you literally change their […]
Check out this incredible project by the Gazzaley Lab and Neuroscape Lab at the University of California, San Francisco and the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience! “Glass Brain” is a 3D visualization of your brain using an electroencephalography (EEG) cap. With the use of BCILAB brain-computer interface technology and the Unity game engine, the project can be adapted to show real-time […]
Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor in my home state at Colorado State University. She’s also an accomplished author, engineer, an autism activist, and acts as a consultant to the livestock industry. She’s known for famously creating the “hug box”, a device to calm children with severe autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). She also was listed in the Time Magazine’s one hundred most influential […]
New evidence demonstrates that cognitive rest after a concussion can significantly improve rate of recovery.
In this powerful clip from Michael Rossato-Bennett’s documentary,”Alive Inside,” neurologist Oliver Sacks brings us into a nursing home to meet Henry, an elderly man suffering from severe dementia. At first, Henry appears catatonic, unresponsive and “almost unalive.” When headphones playing some of Henry’s favorite music are placed on his head, the results are unbelievable! From the […]
Following the third anniversary of the 2011 Tuscon rally massacre, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords completed a skydive Wednesday to celebrate living life and surviving a gun-shot to the head. The severe brain injury left the right side of her body paralyzed and impacted her ability to speak. Giffords has endured thousands of hours of intensive physical […]
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