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A podcast dedicated to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion awareness. Created by survivors for survivors. Hear from survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, and others!

Faces of TBI Amy Zellmer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion awareness. Created by survivors for survivors. Hear from survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, and others!

    Neuroplasticity and Change with Dr. Jerome Lubbe, DC, DACNB

    Neuroplasticity and Change with Dr. Jerome Lubbe, DC, DACNB

    I had my first debilitating migraine when I was 17. Since then, I’ve averaged about 100 migraines per year.


    My life has been a journey of victory and defeat, despair and hope, faith and doubt. As a complex neurological patient, I lived in a medical purgatory. I saw the best of traditional practitioners to no avail. I explored innovative, alternative healthcare models that also fell short.


    Ultimately, I became a doctor because I couldn’t find a good one. Every day I wake up, I am both the patient and the doctor, the believer and the doubter. Being a functional neurologist has shown me that the healing we once thought was impossible is actually possible.


    Neuroplasticity tells us that we are capable of change. If we understand the function of the brain, we can improve our way of life. My wife once told me that I had to anchor my life to a deeper truth. The deeper truth I anchor to is that my pain cultivates my faith, and my faith creates the possibility of a healthier future.


    As a clinician, I desire nothing more than to ease the pain of those I encounter, educate the families I serve, and connect the dots between unanswered questions and solutions. In my years of practice, after seeing patients improve speech, mobility, and brain function once thought impossible, I know that we have good reason for hope. www.thriveneuro.com


    Brought to you by: Integrated Brain Centers

    • 34 min
    Calming my Storm after Concussion with Aanya Patel

    Calming my Storm after Concussion with Aanya Patel

    My name is Aanya Patel, and I will be a junior in high school. In January 2018, I sustained a non-athletic concussion. As a result, I suffer from Post-Concussion Syndrome and lasting neurological conditions. I am passionate about research and advocacy surrounding the lack of awareness surrounding female TBI. I am the founder of Calming my Storm, a nonprofit, that works to help others in their road to recovery and healing. www.calmingmystorm.com


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    • 30 min
    How the Heart Can Heal the Brain with Amanda Evans

    How the Heart Can Heal the Brain with Amanda Evans

    Amanda Evans is passionate about supporting children and families to be their happiest and healthiest selves! Her own healing journey taught her so much about the extraordinary healing powers of play, love and connection. She is dedicated to helping people take their health and happiness into their own hands, believing in their own magic and the power to heal from within.


    Amanda has worked with families supporting children and adults who are energetically sensitive and often misunderstood, being given labels like brain injuries, Autism, ADD/ADHD, "empaths", depression, and anxiety. She believes in letting go of the labels and believing in what CAN be to make the impossible POSSIBLE!


    Amanda is passionate about sharing her story and allowing her own words to touch someone else’s heart, invoking a sense of hope and belief in what’s possible. When we lean on love and the support of others who see us as a "person" to be loved, rather than a "problem" to be fixed, anything is possible. In her work as a play therapist and coach, she uses her teaching background, experience supporting children with exceptionalities and her personal experience healing from a brain injury to help support others with invisible “disabilities”.  www.mindbodysoulmiracles.com


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    • 30 min
    Commonly missed symptoms after a concussion with Dr. Sarah Vose, PT, DPT

    Commonly missed symptoms after a concussion with Dr. Sarah Vose, PT, DPT

    Dr. Sarah earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 from Northeastern University and has over 10 years of experience as a physical therapist. She also earned her Master of Science in physical therapy and a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation science from Northeastern University.


    Sarah decided to study physical therapy after experiencing a devastating motor vehicle accident in high school. She sustained several injuries in the accident including a traumatic brain injury with retro and anterograde amnesia, a shattered femur and patella at the left knee joint, seatbelt and airbag injuries, and multiple fractures in her dominant hand. Initially, her treatment focused on restoring function to the knee and hand and her brain injury was largely ignored. It seemed that the doctors and physical therapists she saw at the time did not really have the knowledge to effectively address the brain injury. When she was able to walk again, her treatment was considered a success and she was discharged.


    However, years later she continued to experience symptoms ranging from insomnia and mood swings to gut issues and brain fog. Her issues with word retrieval were some of the hardest to deal with. She did not realize at the time that much of what she was dealing with was actually related to her brain injury. It took becoming a physical therapist herself and taking the initiative to study post-concussion syndrome independently and through continuing education courses for Sarah to gain the knowledge she needed to help not only herself but her clients going through the same thing. Post-concussion syndrome is now one of the things Sarah specializes in. www.bodyandmindpt.com


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    • 32 min
    Living with a TBI and after effects with Alexa Randolph

    Living with a TBI and after effects with Alexa Randolph

    Alexa Randolph is a Podcast host and blogger of With Love, Alexa. She is an advocate for invisible illness due to understanding what it’s like to be in pain 24/7 from a mild TBI and chronic pain. She's here to help everyone stay Forever Strong.  http://alexarandolph.com/


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    • 31 min
    Traumatic Brain Injury - with Brain Tumor Survivor Lynn McLaughlin

    Traumatic Brain Injury - with Brain Tumor Survivor Lynn McLaughlin

    After the diagnosis of a brain tumour in 2013 and the subsequent surgery and recovery, she was able to gradually move back into her complex role as a Superintendent of Education. It meant finding different ways of communicating, working and coping as she grew to know and understand her new self. Lynn is how driven to help us become self-advocates, learning to make conscious decisions and altering potentially negative outcomes, putting ourselves in the driver’s seat. Lynn is now the host of her inspirational podcast, She is an award-winning author of her first book, "Steering Through It" 


    Find Lynn's book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/36RMruE


    Episode brought to you by: Integrated Brain Center

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

tsgoyna ,

Valuable conversations about INTEGRATIVE resources for brain injury!

This is such a valuable podcast for those with TBI. The support and advocacy for integrative approaches to healing brain injury is desperately needed! Thank you AMY ZELLMER for being so passionate about bringing change and help to those in need.

ijpanter ,

Just found your pod

I’m a fellow survivor who just passed 3 years and just found your podcast and love hearing other positive stories from other survivors.

Lilly07 ,

Wonderful show!

I’ve been dealing with post concussion symptoms for 2.5 years and really enjoy your show for the wide variety of insight to different therapies. I also really appreciate that you feature people’s stories because being able to relate to someone and not feel alone is another way of coping with PCS (it’s not all doctors and therapies!).

One comment is that I’d love to hear from the doctors and specialists you interview what their opinion is if someone tries their therapy and it doesn’t work or makes a patient worse. As someone dealing with PCS, I often have trouble deciphering which treatments might be best for me and have found quite a number of treatments that didn’t work for me or made me worse. It would be great to hear doctors/specialists be candid about that sort of info.

Additionally, I know many people PCS who deal with PTSD like symptoms and I think there’s a big intersection between the two that often gets overlooked. It would be nice to hear more about this!

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