Pain and stress management are hot topics in the United States. Like many healthcare providers, Nexus Neurorecovery Center has focused on alternative ways to address discomfort besides medication. With the advent of our Integrative Neurorehabilitation™ program, we are now the first provider in the country to offer a formal holistic treatment program.
Performed in conjunction with traditional therapies, Integrative Neurorehabilitation offers holistic healing strategies, including nutrition and supplementation, meditation, aromatherapy, yoga and healing touch. The goal of the new program is to offer brain injured patients more diverse therapeutic activities that can help manage their pain and even decrease the usage of certain medications.
Holistic Treatments in the Integrative Neurorehabilitation Program
A Sample Day in the Life
6:00 a.m. Wake up
7:00 a.m. Set-up and complete morning routine and breakfast
8:00 a.m. Schedule and review to-do list
9:00 a.m. Individual therapy session (PT, OT, ST, Recreational Therapy, Counseling, etc.)
10:00 a.m. Meditation and breathwork
11:00 a.m. Cognitive program
12:00 p.m. Lunch (facilitated by staff)
1:00 p.m. Sound therapy
2:00 p.m. Work program through the Vocational Department
3:00 p.m. Return to residence (rest, participate in individual activity)
4:00 p.m. Home exercise program and in-home group activity (facilitated by staff)
5:00 p.m. Dinner preparation, meal time, clean up
6:00 p.m. Night-time routine (facilitated by staff)
7:00 p.m. Aromatherapy
9:00 p.m. Quiet, individual activity, sleep time
“We are striving to give patients other options besides medication management to support their rehabilitation,” said Physician Director of Rehabilitation Dr. Nelson Valena. “I hope to show residents and their families ways to make lifestyle changes that support their overall wellness and recovery.”
To celebrate the launch of the Integrative Neurorehabilitation program, Nexus Neurorecovery Center welcomed individuals from the local and healthcare communities for their inaugural Nexus Healing Journey event. Attendees could participate in different holistic therapies including aromatherapy, yoga and sound healing. The campus also features a 1,000-square-foot outdoor meditation garden, peaceful habits room and yoga studio, with plans to create an outdoor labyrinth and network of nature trails.
“People are realizing there are limits to what we’ve been doing and there might be more out there to help patients,” said Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dr. Savitha Bonthala. “Leading meditation sessions at our Healing Journey was an honor and it gave our visitors a small insight into what we normally provide our patients on a weekly basis. Offering alternative modalities has augmented our patients’ healing process.”
Map of Holistic Therapies
Although Nexus Neurorecovery Center has always admitted patients from across the country, the hope is to welcome more individuals as they continue to add evidence-based holistic therapies to their Integrative Neurorehabilitation program.
If you, a loved one or patient would benefit from our Integrative Neurorehabilitation program, please contact our admissions department at 855.729.0855. We invite you to schedule a tour of our 26-acre campus to learn more about the traditional and holistic therapy and treatment options available for brain injured individuals.
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