Our Philosophy

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Neuro Wellness is…

Providers of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy with caring hands in a calm and healing environment.

Dedication. Over the past 20 years, we have specialized in the treatment of neurological injuries in the inpatient, outpatient, and home settings.

Our answer to helping our clients continue the healing process in an optimal setting.

Treatments that encourage normal movement and discourage compensation and the use of only one side of the body. We focus on facilitating movement with the ultimate goal of using these movements in daily activity and life.

Understanding the life changing effects a neurological injury can have on an individual’s roles in the family, at work, and in the community. We acknowledge the importance of resuming these roles and assuming new ones, taking these changes into consideration.

The treatment of a whole person, and considering the effects a stroke or brain injury can have on all systems including movement, sensation, cognition, perceptual-motor, psychological, and social.

Understanding the individual’s history, current living environment, and support system.

The individualization of 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 treatment in the clinic.

The belief 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 are pleased to now offer a bi-monthly yoga class that emphasizes body awareness, balance, and thoughtful movement.  All areas that are a focus of the therapy we provide at Neuro Wellness. Meditation is an important part of the class to help our clients learn the power of mindfulness and the use of the breath to reset the system. Our yoga class is taught by a thoughtful and experienced certified yoga instructor.  Ultimately, our goal is to help our clients transition to a daily yoga practice or community based class.

We genuinely believe that although a stroke or brain injury changes life in an instant, you will continue to heal with persistence and time. We are humbled by the privilege of helping our clients along 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 in 1989 and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1991. Over the last 25 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 physical and mental wellness, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and myofascial release. Most important, she believes that her best "teachers" have been and will continue to be her patients…