Brain Injury Coach
After a brain injury many people face challenges getting their life back. Some feel as though they are starting again as a new person. You may be afraid to make significant changes or try something new because you are afraid you may fail, look stupid, or be criticized.
Brain Injury Coaching provides with you a weekly support from a coach who has experienced a massive bilateral stroke and made a recovery. Tips, motivation, video clips, recipes, assignments, and email support will be available to you through our online brain injury coaching membership. At this time, you can enroll in membership for only $9.99 per month.
May 13th, 2010 was the day that “lightning struck” and changed our family’s lives forever. My husband, Marty Collins, went in for procedure to correct chronic atrial fibrillation. During the procedure, there were unforeseen complications that resulted in him having a bilateral stroke. When he awoke, several days after surgery, he was blind, partially paralyzed and unable to recognize anyone but myself. I was told that he most likely would never be able to walk, drive, see and even possibly think as an adult again. The staff was trying to prepare me for the worst. I did not listen and on the first day of rehab, I put Marty’s Superman t-shirt on him and we went to work.
We live in U.S. with presumably the best medial system in the world and still the recovery rate for brain injury and stroke patients is low. I believe that part of the reason for this is because the patients make critical mistakes in our recovery. We, as patients, wait on the insurance company to approve and pay for more therapy, we wait on the doctors, nurses, and therapists to tell us the magic secret for recovery. We do not take advantage of proven, simple, effective recovery strategies that we can do in our own homes. Please, do not lose critical recovery time waiting on the health care system to develop a master plan for your recovery. You as the patient, much take control of your own recovery with the guidance and care from your doctor and health care time.
Take charge of your own recovery. Learn to be an empowered patient. We offer specialized brain injury coaches to teach and guide you in this process. We assist you in developing a master plan for your recovery by engaging your doctors, therapists and other members of your health care team. We never take the place of your doctor or therapist but coach you in better communication with them so you can achieve your highest possible recovery potential.
What You Can Expect From a Brain Injury Coach:
- Meet you where you are and focus on maximum recovery as quickly and safely as possible.
- Set and achieve goals.
- Track your results.
- Increase motivation.
- Hold you accountable for your own recovery.
- Evaluate your recovery program in its current state.
- Assist you to chose the best recovery strategies for your needs.
- Teach skills that allow for better communication with your health care team.
- Develop and implement a personalized exercise and nutrition program.
- Treat you as a person not a patient or a diagnosis.
- Personalized attention from a trained, experienced coach that has first hand experience of what is like to live with a brain injury.
If you want to maximize your recovery potential please call for rates and details. If you live in the Metro Phoenix area, please call for a complimentary one-on-one coaching session to assess your needs.