Neuro Wellness Philosophy...
We are providers of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy with caring hands in a calm and healing environment.
We have dedicated over 20 years to the specialization of the treatment of neurological injuries in the inpatient, outpatient, and home settings.
We help our clients continue the healing process in a quiet, distraction free environment.
Our treatment encourages normal movement and discourages compensation and the use of only one side of the body. We focus on facilitating movement of the affected side with the ultimate goal of using both sides of the body in daily activity and life.
We understand the life changing effects a neurological injury can have on an individual’s roles in relationship, in the family, at home, at school, at work, and in the community. We acknowledge the importance of resuming personal and vocational roles and assuming new roles; taking any cognitive, physical, emotional, and psychological changes into consideration.
We treat the whole person, considering the effects a stroke, brain injury or any other neurological insult can have on systems of the body; including movement, sensation, cognition, perceptual-motor, psychological, and social.
We consider the individual’s history, current living environment, and support system in treatment planning, modifying as needed to meet the needs of our clients.
We individualize every treatment plan and treatment session in order to meet the needs, goals, and expectations of our clients. We work together to create individualized home exercise programs to reinforce and enhance the focus of treatment in the clinic.
We believe that longer sessions of treatment have a beneficial effect on speeding up the recovery process. We encourage an increased intensity of treatment to promote the greatest change possible. We work with our clients to adjust the length and frequency of individual treatment programs based on need, preference, endurance, and availability.
We use a multi level approach to help our clients regain bilateral use of the body with the addition of therapeutic yoga to emphasize core strength, body awareness, balance, and thoughtful movement. Particular emphasis is on the breath with movement and release of excessive effort. We help our clients transition to a daily whole body home exercise practice to help build bilateral awareness, core strength, and isolated movement.
We genuinely believe that although a stroke or brain injury changes life in an instant, our clients will continue to heal with persistence and time.
We are humbled by the privilege of helping our clients navigate the road of recovery to greater health and spirit…
A clinic designed to meet the needs of individuals who have suffered a Stroke, Brain Injury, or other neurological diagnoses such as Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson's Disease.
Pam Hansen, MSPT
Pam Hansen, MSPT received her B.S. from UC Berkeley in 1987 and her M.S. in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1990. Pam has over 26 years of experience, primarily treating patients with neurological diagnoses. She has worked throughout the continuum of care from Acute through Outpatient Rehabilitation. In the course of her career, Pam has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education, including intensive study with Waleed Al-Oboudi, MOTR/L. Most of her course work has been focused on treating patients with neurological involvement and she continues to take classes in this area of specialty. Pam is extremely motivated to help each patient reach their highest potential.
Carrie Sullivan, MSOTR/L
Carrie received a B.S. in Health Science from Saint Mary’s College of California and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. For more than 20 years, she has worked with individuals who have been affected by stroke and brain injury in the inpatient, outpatient and home settings. She has taken extensive coursework and handling intensives under the guidance of Waleed Al-Oboudi, MOTR/L, author of the Neuro-IFRAH® approach. Carrie continues to study and take coursework in the areas of wellness, nutrition, mindfulness, therapeutic yoga and myofascial release. Most important, she believes that her best "teachers" have been and will continue to be her patients…
Joan Bernier, M.S., CCC-SLP
Joan received her B.A. in Speech Pathology from Humboldt State University, an M.S. in Communication Disorders from San Francisco State University and was an Assistant Clinical Faculty member at U.C.S.F. For over twenty years, Joan has treated people improving their communication, cognition, speech and swallowing following a neurological injury. Joan feels honored to have witnessed the healing journey her patients have led and continues to be inspired by them.