Health and Wellness classes at Harborview!
The University of Washington’s Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is pleased to announce that we have joined forces with BIAWA to offer Health and Wellness classes at Harborview Medical Center.
The Brain Health & Wellness program offers non-clinical, wellness, and life skills classes, specifically designed for people who have had a brain injury and their loved ones. These FREE classes provide opportunities to acquire new skills, socialize, and take ownership of their health and well-being.
Our summer series will run May – August 2019. Check out the BIAWA’s website to register for a class.
Additional classes are being offered at the Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, and Swedish Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle.
We hold informational forums on specific topics relating to TBI and invite experts to present and answer questions. These informational forums are open to the public.
Duct Tape and Beyond
Thank you to all of those who braved the stormy weather and attended this outstanding forum on March 9th, 2016. Curt Johnson, MS, CRC, ATP gave a stellar presentation on assistive technology that ranged from the latest technological advances to “low tech” or “no tech” solutions. Curt gave specific attention to the cheaper, less-techie solutions one might come up with using items from a hardware store or around their house. We published a write up of the forum in our April 2016 newsletter.
Recreation and TBI
Thank you to all for joining us at our forum on October 21st, 2015 entitled “Recreation and TBI” with our guest panel of experts. We learned about ways people have returned to their favorite recreational activities after their injuries, or were inspired to find new ones.
Is this my TBI or just a headache?
Thank you to all for joining us at our forum on April 8th, 2015 entitled “Is this my TBI or just a headache?” with Dr. Jennifer Zumsteg. We had a great time and an informative discussion on some of the differences in symptoms between mild to a severe TBI. Click here for slides from this past event.
Caregiving for Caregivers
Sylvia Lucas, M.D., Ph.D., Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D., and Kathleen Bell, M.D. presented on “Headaches after TBI” in May 2014.
Traveling after TBI
On January 14th, 2014, we welcomed two great speakers who shared their experiences with traveling after their TBI’s.
Sleep issues after TBI
Speakers: Craig DiTommaso, MD and Don Fogelberg, PhD
Vision: There’s more than meets the eye
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Torgerson, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
The Update on Hyperbaric Oxygen & Neurofeedback Treatments
Speakers: Kathleen Bell, M.D. and Jennifer Zumsteg, M.D.
Using Social Security to Attain Your Full Potential
Speaker: Bob Leeds, Lead Benefits Specialist
From Positive Solutions
Feeling Anxious Feeling Blue: What The Heck am I Going to Do?
Speaker: Jo Ann Brockway, PhD
Neuroimaging and Brain Injuries: What Do They Tell Us?
Speaker: Yoshimi Anzai, M.D., M.P.H.
Neurostimulants After a Brain Injury: What Do We Know?
Speaker: Kathleen Bell, M.D.
Getting Around Town: Transportation Solutions
Finding Fun in Your Free Time
Nutrition to Maximize Health and Wellness After Brain Injury
Speaker: Melissa Montalto
Sex and Sexuality After TBI
Speaker: Kristin Brewer Sherman, M.D., PhD
Moving from School to Adult Life: What Parents and Young Adults with TBI Need to Know
Speaker: Denny Hasko
Assistive Technology (AT) Strategies in Working with TBI
Speaker: Curt Johnson
Employment and Finances After Brain Injury
Speaker: Robert Fraser, M.D.
A New Year, A New Life: Recovery after Brain Injury
Speakers: Kathleen Bell, M.D. and Jo Ann Brockway, PhD