How NeuroMovement® Helps Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation
Holistic Treatment for Brain Injury
When an adult has had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke, often times NeuroMovement® can provide breakthrough results in her recovery and rehabilitation.
What is often overlooked is that after trauma, the brain is a changed brain that needs to manage a changed body. It can no longer manage the body and organize itself the same way it did before the trauma.
NeuroMovement® provides a holistic treatment for brain injury. How we help people with stroke or brain injuries recover function is dramatically different. We do not ask them to do what they cannot do. We understand that the loss of function is due to loss of connections in the brain.
Using gentle movements and the 9 Essentials, we create optimal conditions for the brain to wake up and learn new ways of moving, thinking, and acting. Discover what is possible with stroke recovery using NeuroMovement®.
“Anat applies the exact same principles when helping people overcome limitation that I used to recover my brain and body from stroke. She understands that for any meaningful change to happen in the way we think, move, and use our body, the change has to happen in the brain.”
—Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD, Bestselling Author of My Stroke of Insight
Download our free eBook—Discover how the 9 Essentials of NeuroMovement® Can Help You Overcome Pain and Limitations:
How Is the NeuroMovement® Approach Different From Traditional Rehabilitation?
Traditional approaches primarily try to get stroke survivors to begin doing and performing skills which they have lost due to the stroke. For example, if a person is unable to move and control his left hand and arm, he is asked to try and to “practice” using his hand and arm the way he did before the stroke. He is certain to either do the movement very poorly, or be unable to do it all together.
What is important to realize is that the brain is actually learning these patterns of failure—not what we are asking the person to do and learn. These patterns are formed extremely fast and get deeply grooved into the brain. This is often why stroke recovery is so limited and rehabilitation often ends after 5-6 weeks.
With NeuroMovement®, we recognize that the brain offers the greatest opportunity for recovery and a fully renewed life.
We take advantage of these abilities of the human brain to change itself—what is called brain plasticity. We start with where people are right now—with what they can do.
Breakthrough Outcomes for Recovery From Stroke & Brain Injuries
Using NeuroMovement® and the 9 Essentials, we guide people through lots of gentle movements and other experiences, making sure their brains are flooded with new information. With new information, the brain awakens to creating new connections and discovers how to successfully organize their “new” body and how to manage their new self. Learn about NeuroMovement stroke recovery and rehabilitation.
Each of the Essentials provides the brain with a condition it needs in order to receive new information and create new connections leading to positive change. All of the Essentials are fully supported by current brain research. View the supporting research.
Depending on the severity and type of stroke, we have seen remarkable outcomes that have gone way beyond what is believed to be possible at this time. Below are two testimonials with the breakthrough results that are possible when using NeuroMovement® to recover from a stroke.
Miraculous Recovery from a Stroke: A Personal Letter from Grace, an 85-Year Old Woman
Great Improvement in Limitations Caused by Stroke: Testimonial from Robert, a Stroke Survivor
“My grandpa had a stroke and he couldn’t move his right side at all. I’ve been working with him for the past 3 months and he’s doing amazing! He is back home, walking without a walker, making 3 meals a day, he caught up on all the book work for our family company and last weekend he even mowed one of our empty pastures! He’s 90 years old! From not being able to move to doing most the farm work he loves in 3 months! The doctors are amazed.”
—Rachel Van Oyen, ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner
Stroke Recovery Tools and Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
View the video Jill Bolte Taylor: How Can Neurons Recover After a Stroke?
View the video Jill Bolte Taylor: How Her Stroke Recovery Is Like ABM NeuroMovement®
View the Video Michael Merzenich: Traumatic Brain Injuries and Football.
Next Steps: How Can You Recover More Fully from a Stroke or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Read Anat Baniel’s book Move Into Life—download free chapters here.
Purchase one of our NeuroMovement® video programs. We recommend starting with our foundational program NeuroMovement®: Whole Body Fitness.
Attend one of our NeuroMovement® Workshops.
Find a NeuroMovement® Practitioner to work with or come to the ABM Center in San Rafael, CA, for a consultation and private lessons.