Joe has done a lot so far in his life. Here are a few examples. He is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has also been trained at the CHEK institute (which is extremely difficult) as a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. He also […]Read more "Episode 38 – Joe Distefano"
Matthew Kampfe is the owner of Kampfe Independent Living Center in Gladstone, OR. This episode is thus more centered around his lifelong experience helping BI survivors. His parents started helping BI survivors in their home decades ago, and now it has grown into the incredible living center it is today. He has some greats tips […]Read more "Episode 37 – Matthew Kampfe"
These two Functional Neurologists have changed the way I think about brain injury. I used to think that if you are symptom free, it means that you are good to go. They showed me how powerful compensation can be, but how devastating it can be when one’s compensations fail. We talk about what conventional TBI […]Read more "Episode 36 – Glen Zelienski DC and Jeff McNally DC"
Don is a very accomplished man. He has nearly countless training in psychological training. Of course, all of the credentials in the world are useless if they are not applied. Donald has been practicing for decades now, and have been treating people with brain injury since the late nineties. He and his wife work together […]Read more "Episode 35 – Donald Ford"
In part two of this episode, Marih and I discuss some of the characteristics and qualities that Marih sees as common amongst survivors and other resilient people in her life. If the first episode were the stories of her injuries, this second part covers some of the actions Marih took after taking ownership of her […]Read more "Episode 34 – Marih Alyn-Claire Part 2"
In this two-part episode, I talk to Marih Alyn-Claire. Much like episode 31 with Kendra, Marih’s life is stamped full of MANY unique situations and injuries. These include unpredicted strokes, days of lost memory, and so much more. Her first TBI was during a car accident as a small child in the 1950’s in Portland. […]Read more "Episode 33 – Marih Alyn-Claire Part 1"
Randy Samuelson is tough dude. He was raised in Ashland, OR (that is the southern part). His first encounter with brain injury involved playing college football at Oregon State University back in the good old days when a brain injury was something one just “walked off.” He later suffered an injury while working in a […]Read more "Episode 32 – Randy Samuelson"
Kendra is a woman of many trades. Honestly, it would be hard to sum up all of her capabilities. In addition to being a certified occupational therapist, she currently owns and runs a health clinic in which she can practice some of her other skills such as Bowenwork, Raiki, and Essential Oil Therapy. She may […]Read more "Episode 31 – Kendra Bratherton"
This is an action packed episode since we recorded outside near the Portland Airport. This means I had to do a bit more editing than normal, but we made it through it unscathed. Clayton lives about 50 miles south of Tillamook a small costal town here in Oregon. He has suffered several brain injuries over […]Read more "Episode 30 – Clayton Rees and Jeri Cohen"
Jacob Plasker is a functional neurologist operating out of Bend, Oregon (that’s smack dab in the center). As an infant, he rolled off the edge of bed, landing on his head, and leaving him temporarily paralyzed. After adjustments from his father, the majority of his motor ability returned. To this day, Jacob has hemiparesis (partial […]Read more "Episode 29 – Jacob Plasker DC"