LoveYourBrain Foundation Event Coming to Shepherd
Staff members, current and former patients, families and caregivers invited to learn benefits of yoga after brain injury.
The LoveYourBrain team will be speaking at Shepherd Center Feb. 2 about their positive approach to brain injury prevention and rehabilitation.
The foundation was created by brothers Kevin and Adam Pearce following Kevin’s traumatic brain injury from a snowboarding accident while training for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Pearce’s road to recovery brought to light his potential to transform his experience into a source of inspiration, education and awareness. LoveYour Brain was created using a platform cultivated from his visibility as a professional snowboarder and the success of the HBO documentary Crash Reel, which followed his recovery.
LoveYourBrain is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury — from concussion to severe injury — through programs that build community. The national program supports gentle yoga and mediation classes for brain injury patients and caregivers.
LoveYourBrain’s six week FUNdamentals Yoga Series integrates evidence-based practices to improve self-efficacy, strength, balance and attention. LoveYourBrain’s program adapts specific poses to prevent dizziness and headaches, offers similar movements in a similar sequence to support learning and memory, and builds community through group discussion with empowering brain injury-related themes.
The team will be speaking at Shepherd Center on Feb. 2 from 12 -1 p.m. in the Callaway Auditorium. This event is open to the public.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.