Dr. Venu Julapalli is one of our favorite MDs! Like many of the MDs we correspond with, he is humble, curious, powerful, and collaborative toward his patients’ care. He does not place himself on a pedestal like an “MDiety!” 🙂 With an exceptionally curious and open mind, his experiences have given him an extremely broad […]
What is The Brain? Shakespeare once wrote “the brain is the soul’s fragile dwelling place,” and fragile it is. The brain has the consistency of tofu, and brain injuries, strokes, or diseases often result in impairments. Our brains are made up of billions of nerve cells and fibers, networked by trillions of connections and synapses. […]
I am still on the road! I haven’t been updating the blog, but if you’ve been keeping up with the podcast, you may know that I left Texas on the second day of this month, and made my way to Colorado. While I was waiting for my flight, I got a phone call from Sharon, […]
While I was visiting UPitt to have my brain scanned with HDFT, I got a ride from a film teacher, who recorded this conversation in which she told me about her daughter’s brain injury at a young age. We spoke for a while about her struggle, as a mother, to not be overprotective and to […]
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 […]
After posting about my experience in Pittsburg with HDFT, an optometrist who I met at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) conference, reached out to me about a little-known therapy called the Sensory Learning Program. The Sensory Learning Program is a simultaneous multi-sensory training that stimulates the vestibular, visual, and auditory system. The scientific data surrounding this therapy is […]
The best news I heard surrounding my own brain injury recovery was found in the pages of Norman Doidge’s book: The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Much of our means of changing the brain is discovered and practiced with amazing technologies. Some of these technologies include GPS, cell […]
Michelle and I interview Dr. Jeremy Schmoe, a functional neurologist certified through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board who works with patients locally and internationally.
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 […]
Hey everyone! So I have some really cool news! On Halloween, I am going to have my brain scanned with an unbelievable imaging technology called High Definition Fiber Tracking. This will be done at the University of Pittsburgh in Dr. Walter Schneider’s laboratory! Many kinds of brain injuries (including concussions) can sever the axons, or […]
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 […]
Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to co-host the Up Your Volume Podcast with Nicki Bove. Her mom and co-host, my good friend V (AKA Paleo Boss Lady) Capaldi, is too busy taking it to the streets and preparing for her TEDx talk, and I am very honored to be a backup for this and probably one more […]
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Susan R. Barry, Ph.DFixing My Gaze
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