San Diego, CA
Rick Friedman, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurotologist, a specialist who treats neurological disorders of the ear. He is a world-renowned expert in the treatment of acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor that develops on the main nerve connecting the ear to the brain. In addition to leading the acoustic neuroma program at UC San Diego Health, he also treats meningioma, neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), glomus tumors, hearing impairment, otosclerosis, Meniere’s disease, cholesteatoma, and chronic ear infections.
As a professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Friedman trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He receives funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on the genetics of common forms of hearing loss.
According to the National Institutes of Health, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is not only the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults, but is also a significant concern for older people due to increased frequency of slips and falls as we age.* Proper diagnosis and treatment are essential to maximizing our recovery following a serious injury to the brain.
Our department's faculty members provide outstanding care for patients who have suffered serious brain injury as a result of accidents or sports activities. They also conduct basic and clinical research aimed at improving our understanding of what happens during traumatic brain injuries and how we can better evaluate and treat them.
Dignity Health's Greater Sacramento hospitals strive to provide rehabilitative care in an environment that encourages recovery, independence and a positive sense of well-being. Our rehabilitation team works with patients to set goals and develop an individualized treatment program to help them learn self-advocacy, responsibility and self-management.
Affiliated with the renowned Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California, the Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program at Mercy General Hospital delivers compassionate, high-quality, cost-effective care that will help get you back to the life you love sooner. Established in 1986, the Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program has helped over 10,000 patients develop the skills needed to regain independence. Our highly trained and experienced staff provide 24/7 nursing and physician coverage, while our affiliation with the Dignity Health Neurological Institute allows our patients access to the region’s leading specialists.
About VeDA: Balance is easily taken for granted. However, when the fragile vestibular organs of the inner ear are damaged by illness or injury, anyone can lose the ability to balance—not just physically, but the demands of school, work, family, and independent living. These profound impacts are often made worse by the disorder’s invisibility to others and the extended amount of time it takes to get an accurate diagnosis. More than 35% of US adults aged 40 years and older (69 million people) experience vestibular dysfunction at some point in their lives; many of them go on to develop a chronic vestibular disorder. For almost 30 years, VeDA has been a highly respected source of scientifically credible information on vestibular disorders. Through our publications and online community, VeDA has reached literally millions of vestibular patients with critical information and support.
- We understand what it is like to have a vestibular disorder. We are a lifeline for many people.
- We answer questions and provide education and emotional support.
- We connect patients with medical specialists through our provider directory of clinics that specialize in diagnosing and treating vestibular disorders.
- We advocate on behalf of all who are impacted by vestibular disorders.
Roseville & Folsom, CA
Zuda's mission: "Our shared goal is to help you connect to your personal vision of your fullest life- transforming your personal power into positive change and action." Hana Russell, co-founder of Yoga Support, was blessed to have completed her first yoga teacher training, Open Your Heart, at Zuda Yoga. She knows all the amazing teacher's at Zuda hold the mission dearly, exemplifying it in each of their classes, and in life. Zuda has offered use of their private yoga rooms for our volunteer teacher staff to help rehab brain surgery patients in the Sacramento region- starting at just the age of 5. We are honored and humbled by this partnership.
At Leap we are committed to building a community rooted in compassion, love and truth. We want to support all of our students in creating their best life. Leap Yoga was born from a collective desire to encourage everyone to have the courage to “leap” and do those things in their life that make them feel vibrant, alive, happy, healthy & fulfilled! Simple though not easy, Yoga restores the balance lost in your life. If you’ve lost flexibility, or vitality and energy, gained unwanted weight or feel stress, yoga can help you to address these issues permanently. If you are willing, you can go beyond the physical to discover what’s happening within…
Northeast, MI & McAllen, TX
Arete's mission: "To help individual's reach arete in their life: "Arete", pronounced [ahr-i-tey], is the Greek word meaning to find excellence and fulfillment of purpose in life. To live up to your full potential in mind, body, and soul. Our classes enable you to unlock your fullest potential and true fulfillment for a peaceful soul, clear mind, and strong body." Owner, Hana Russell embodies passion and empathy and infuses these into the practice. Yoga has completely changed her life from the inside out. Having gone through many hardships in life, she has the ability to connect with others on a raw level to help your growth process begin. After experiencing multiple yoga teacher training's, she now helps other's through private yoga sessions and is the Co-Founder of Yoga Support.
Grand Rapids, MI
AM was created to help you discover who you are by removing what you aren’t. Through yoga, meditation, service, community, and love. What else is there? AM Yoga uses these three elements (sadhana, satusung, and seva) to experience a state of I AM. It is what we teach, practice daily, and are committed to sharing with the world. Whether it is in our studio, in your business, in your home, at your event – we use this equation to help people to realize their highest state. I AM.
Grand Junction, CO
Half Moon is a space where all aspects of being human are embraced. What brings us together is our passion for living what we teach off the mat. Above all, we are a vibrant community devoted to being of service and doing all we can to make a difference in the world. Half Moon was founded by Linda Toth to be more than just a spot where people go to practice yoga. Linda created Half Moon to provide a space for community to grow and flourish- a space that both experienced and beginner yogis can feel at home and for people to come recharge, relax and press that reset button before they go back out into the world. Most of all, Half Moon Yoga is a place for people to come together with a common goal; to live more authentically.
Wild Heart Yoga is a warm yoga studio bringing the eccentric gems of Austin to life through yoga. Inspired by the beautiful city of Austin, the studio's boho vibe incorporates yoga, music and art to create a true yoga community of creative seekers. With two indoor studios and a magical outdoor yoga deck, there's ample space to unroll your mat and unfold your wild heart. A welcoming community for practitioners in any stage, from beginner to advanced, we look forward to meeting you on your yoga journey!
Spotted Dog Yoga is a unique, family focused yoga studio with classes for everyone from expectant moms and toddlers to adults of all ages. Spotted Dog is committed to inspiring a strong sense of community that is visible the moment you walk through the front door. You will find yourself wanting to come back for more! At Spotted Dog Yoga, they strive to inspire and build a community of authentic individuals willing to do the work to unlock their greatest potential. Spotted Dog Yoga exists to make transformation possible. Come as you are, laugh, and be bold, but most importantly: PLAY HARD. LOVE BIG.