The NOGGINS AND NEURONS Podcast

Bradford C. Berk, MD, PhD: Surviving & Recovering p̄ SCI, CVA, TBI

November 12, 2021

Bradford C. Berk, MD, PhD: Surviving & Recovering p̄ SCI, CVA, TBI

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OVERVIEW:

Dr. Berk: So, I think devices offer a really improved approach to neurologic problems and they don’t need to be taken every day like a pill, so compliance is 100% and up until now we really haven’t had many devices in the field. But I think going forward we will…

EPISODE SUMMARY: In this episode of NOGGINS & NEURONS: Brain Injury Recovery Simplified, Pete talks with Bradford C. Berk, MD, PhD. About his experience professional and personal experiences. They cover many topics, including:

  • Dr. Berk’s book, “Getting Your Brain and Body Back: Everything You Need to Know after Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, or Traumatic Brain Injury,” enlightenment and sins that writers commit.
  • Depression and anxiety following acute neurological injury, behavior, and insight.
  • Rehab and recovery and what the literature tells us about best treatments. Limitations, straightforward questions and finding answers.
  • Research is clunky, people’s perceptions cause conflicts and the importance of having a solid clinical practice.
  • Everyone receives V.I.P. care at the hospital Dr. Berk was a patient at. Clinician insecurities show up when taking care of people with credentials.
  • The Neuro Restoration Institute focuses on restoring function and neuroplasticity for recovery. Using energy wisely and prioritizing recovery to optimize function.
  • Standing, walking, body functions, spinal cord pathways and complete vs incomplete spinal cord injuries.
  • Central Pattern Generators can be used to aid in recovery.
  • The role of medical devices in healthcare.
  • Berk’s lived experience and how it shapes his medical practice. Patient/family centered care – the importance of attention, compassion and interpersonal relationships for recovery!
  • Progressive neurodegenerative diseases, research and hope as good medicine.
  • Physiology, depression, psychological states, being able to interpret body sensations and helping people who struggle with interoception.
  • The future of recovery - devices, smart devices, electronics and adapting for success.

Whoever you are and whatever your place in life, we hope you find this interesting conversation beneficial!

Dr. Bradford C Berk's book: Getting Your Brain and Body Back: Everything You Need to Know after Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, or Traumatic Brain Injury

 

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