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As many of you know, I suffered with chronic pain and physical limitations. Thankfully, once I learned the Burdenko Method, within months, I was relieved of the pain and living my life again. Two years later, I was back to work, walking, running, and dancing without any pain! During that time I co-authored the book, Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury that includes the Burdenko Method. I also went on radio and TV letting people know that the Burdenko Method can change your life.
For those of you who don’t know, I had a cerebral bleed while driving which resulted in a 60-mph head-on auto accident. Five months later I underwent brain surgery. Four years later I was told that I would never walk normally or talk fluently again by every neurologist that treated me. From the 60-mph head-on collision, I sustained physical injuries to my spinal column… 4 cervical, 3 thoracic and 3 lumbar, along with injury to both of my knee caps.
Because of the severity of my brain injury, I was NOT offered any type of physical therapy, because they said it was a waste of time. Thus, having been a pseudo athlete (I had been training for the 500 meters,) I continued the weight training and swimming at Cedardale Health and Fitness Club in Haverhill, MA, although someone drove me and assisted me in the gym. I was in constant pain from my injuries.
While at Cedardale Health and Fitness, I met Beverly Oliver, who at the time was working with Dr. Igor Burdenko in Waterville, NH for their ski team. Seeing my struggle, she suggested, and at one point insisted, that I go see Dr. Burdenko, who she referred to as the “Miracle Man”. She said he was the person who helped Olympic Champion Nancy Kerrigan to come back and also worked with Kevin McKale from the Celtics, as well as many other well-known athletes. I followed Beverly’s advice and went to see Dr. Burdenko, and my life has forever been changed. And so have the lives of the patients I see with cognitive and motor problems, who also work with Dr. Burdenko.
My accident was in 1990, and my return to function again was in 1997. Since then Dr. Burdenko and I have worked as a team to help athletes and everyday individuals regain their life again, as I did mine. Since I am a board-certified sports psychologist many of my patients are from the sports industry. However, the vast majority of my patients I see have some form of brain injury, such as concussion, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Dr. Diane Blog