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 […]
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 […]
I recently had the great pleasure of presenting for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) with a man who has become an optometric legend to me: Dr. Leonard Press (PressVision). After hearing and reading about my keynote speech at NORA in April, Dr. Press extended an invitation to speak with him for the NJSOP, […]
When I woke from a twelve-day coma less than three years ago, with a devastating diagnosis and without the ability to articulate and express coherent thoughts, the last thing going through the minds of my mother and I were that I would be delivering a keynote speech on the successes and perspectives of a traumatic […]
I was so lucky to have made it out from underneath that scaffolding alive. You are so nice to me. Everything was perfect that night. Drinking like pirates, without fear that dawn would arrive. My right hand in your left hand and your left in my right. May everything stay like this for a long […]
*Learn more at www.feedabrain.com Through the process of my rehabilitation I have encountered a plethora of different ailments and therapies. I feel that it is most important to illustrate the therapies that I am still using for some of these ailments. As there are many different ailments, I will focus cogently on double vision. I […]
My desire to play music gave me the drive that I needed to press on. I have said that music saved my life. But that is not really true… The amazing doctors, nurses, therapists and especially my mother saved my life… But music preserved my soul. Since I could wrap my ataxic (uncoordinated) left hand […]
After realizing that I could make music again, I had spent night after night getting my music together and making CDs for some of the people that had shown their concern for my well being by visiting me in the hospital and/or contacting me or my mother. I wanted to share with them my discovery […]
The weather was getting perfect in my opinion. It was cool and brisk, but not freezing. It was usually dry too. We planned to go to Houston to celebrate Thanksgiving with a friend of my mom and John’s named Lisa Kelly. She is a doctor and was so helpful to my mother throughout this whole […]
Because I was uninsured and waiting to be accepted by CRS (Comprehensive Rehabilitative Services), we had to weigh the therapies that I couldn’t afford to loose ground in and pay out of pocket to continue my rehabilitation. After I began Vision Therapy, the next move in my triage of care was Aquatic Physical Therapy at […]
So I was in Texas now. The weather was just fine, and I was miserable in my own skin. Why? Because I had a brain and body that didn’t work together. That being said, I was also grateful and hopeful for a chance to recover. Now that we were in Texas, my mom and I […]
“You’re not a real Texan until you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America.” – Joe Bob Briggs While I was celebrating my last night in NY, my mom and John were packing my things. I can’t express how amazing it was to have this help and support. My mom tells a story […]
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