We partner with select brain injury rehabilitation facilities to offer our yoga program directly to their patients. Also, to extend the continuum of care for the TBI community, we create alliances with local hospitals, brain injury rehabilitation facilities, and clinicians who share information about our community-based program with their patients.
WHy LOVEYOURBRAIN YOGA?
Yoga and meditation are increasingly recognized as evidence-based healing modalities, including for TBI. To support people with TBI to heal and thrive throughout their continuum of care, we have two ways we partner with health care providers. First, we train and support select brain injury rehab facilities to become Clinical Affiliates to integrate our yoga program into their services. These partnerships serve as a foundation for TBI patients to learn yoga and meditation skills, and then, when ready, transition into our yoga program at their local studio. Second, we work together to create referral pathways to our community-based program at yoga studios so that patients can continue their healing process once they return to their community.
interested in offering lyb yoga in your clinical services?
We train and support Clinical Affiliates to integrate our 6-week FUNdamentals series curriculum into their rehabilitation therapy offerings:
The program is appropriate for those who want to join a skills-based group for stress management, focused attention, physical activity, and social connection.
We work with each facility to adapt the program to fit their patient demographic's unique needs.
We work with each facility to identify changes to the eligibility criteria (e.g., expand to acquired brain injury patients) and to establish data collection procedures.
There is an annual licensing fee to cover the costs of the program development and implementation.
Our current LYB Affiliates include:
2401 W. Belvedere Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
To sign up, contact: Mark Huslage, LCSW-C, CBIST
Coordinator, Brain Injury Programs at LifeBridge Health
(p): 410-601-0787 (e): Mhuslage@lifebridgehealth.org
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI)
4141 Shore Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254
1106 W Dittmar Rd, Austin, TX 78745
To sign up, contact Kate Bero: Kate.Bero@uhsinc.com
clinical affilitaes in Canada
100-775 Topaz Avenue Victoria, BC V8T 4Z7
To sign up, contact Lynn at email@example.com or call (250) 590-7878
To sign up, contact Anne, Clinic Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (778) 293-3322
"The FUNdamentals series has a perfect blend of physical, cognitive, and emotional components to enhance the rehabilitation process and aide in healing after a brain injury. We have witnessed the comraderie that is built amongst the participants to be very powerful and meaningful. LoveYourBrain has created a highly effective and well organized service to brain injury survivors. As the first clinical site to offer the FUNdamentals series, we felt confident and prepared because of the training and ongoing education that was provided."
- Amanda Carr, OTR/L, ATP, CBIS, Clinical Manager, Origami Rehab Center
"I'm so impressed by how the program is rooted in such solid science and how LYB is giving back to science simultaneously. (Side note: I have been citing the Dartmouth study in presentations over the past year; I had no idea it was the LYB program - I almost fell off my mat!) I've been involved in the brain health field for most of the past decade, and unfortunately, far too many programs and interventions are backed by questionable science, unfounded claims and "wooey" theories. Nothing wooey about what you guys are doing!! Thank you so much for all of the courage and hard work that you have put into this program."
- Sherrie All, PhD Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness
how can clinicians raise awareness about local LYB programs?
Join our cadre of Clinical Connectors! This is a network of clinicians working in TBI rehabilitation that have agreed to raise awareness among colleagues in their health service about local the LYB Yoga program. We believe partnering with clinicians is critical to the sustainability and expansion of our community-based program. Learn more about how to become a Clinical Connector, and apply here.
Deborah Fournier, APRN
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, NH
Shannan Asselta, SLP
Crozer Keystone Health Care, PA
Anne Brady, MSPT
Morristown Medical Center, NJ
Tina D'Amato, DO
Center for Integrative Therapy, VT
Lauren McGee, DPT
Shepherd Center, GA
Ira Keefer, DPT
Scripps Encinitas, CA
Debbie Moore, Recreation Therapist
Sharp Rehab Center, CA
University of Pennsylvania Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, PA
Suzanne Wolfe, OT
Shepherd Center, GA
Ariella Ahlzadeh, SLP
Shepherd Center & Pathways, GA
Barbara Capone, PT
Barrows Neurological Institute, AZ
Katie Weathers, DPT
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, NH
Jackie Thomas, DPT
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Megan Potter, DPT
Margot Catizzone, PT
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Jennifer O'Neil, PT
Action Potential Rehabilitation, Canada
Kelly Krese, PT
ShirleyRyan Ability Lab Chicago, IL
Sherrie All, PhD
Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness
Mandie Schake, MOTR/L
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital
Wendy Waldman, Local Support Network Leader
Department of Resource Facilitation, RHI-NeuroRehabilitation Center
DOES LYB HAVE RESOURCES THAT WE CAN SHARE WITH OUR PATIENTS?
Yes! You can download a one-page overview with details about our program. These resources are designed to be easy-to-read and understand. They provide an overview of the program, how to sign up, and some of the evidence about the benefits of yoga and meditation for the TBI community.
“I’ve worked in healthcare almost 15 years and it isn’t a system that is designed for providing a continuum of care for people. I, like many rehab therapists, are often disheartened to send our patients out into the busy world without a “plan” that will continue to facilitate healing. This program fills the gap and is needed everywhere.”
- Andrea Kessler, PT, DPT, OTR/L