A New Partnership with Integrated Brain Centers

I am so excited to share with you!!

I would like to introduce to you my new partnership with Integrated Brain Centers out of Denver, CO.

Together we will bringing you a TON of fresh, new content on recovering from concussion/TBI including:

Additionally, Integrated Brain Centers will be the new sponsor of my Faces of TBI podcast series and TBI TV.

Integrated Brain Centers supports patients from all over the country, offering week-long intensives as well as tele-health services. They use cutting-edge Functional Neurology techniques to help relieve symptoms including: dizziness, headaches, vertigo, neuro fatigue, cognitive decline, sleep disturbances, emotional imbalances, and so much more! Additionally, they incorporate Functional Medicine into their practice to help find underlying metabolic conditions that are hindering patient recovery.

www.integratedbraincenters.com   303.781.0126

 

Dr. Steadman (L) and Dr. Maynard (R)

Meet the Doctors:

Dr. Shane Steadman, DC, DACNB, DCBCN, FACFN, FAAIM, CNS, CCCN, DCCN with nearly 20 years of clinical experience, he is an expert in Chiropractic Neurology and Functional Medicine. Dr. Steadman is a leading practitioner in the area of concussions and brain injuries and works with patients in Denver, Colorado and around the United States.

Due to the extensive education, training and success rate Dr. Steadman has achieved, he is one of the most sought after health practitioners for patients dealing with tough conditions, as well as those who have gone from doctor to doctor without answers and solutions.

Dr. Steadman has been a lecturer for Apex Energetics since 2006. He teaches and educates other physicians and practitioners about the testing and clinical applications of Functional Endocrinology, Immunology and Neuro Chemistry. Dr. Steadman also, regularly appears on TV and radio programs, sharing his expertise and advice about concussions, brain injuries and a host of other conditions, such as: nutrition, stress management, vertigo, migraines and other tough cases.

Dr. Perry Maynard, DC, DACNB is a board certified Chiropractic Neurologist that specializes in the  management of complex neurological cases, including post concussive syndrome, vertigo, balance disorders, movement disorders, dysautonomia, and a variety of autoimmune conditions. Dr. Maynard also enjoys taking principles from cutting edge neuroscience and applying it to sports rehabilitation and overall human performance.

Dr. Maynard first became interested in neurological rehabilitation after playing Division 1 college football for Eastern Illinois University, where he experienced multiple concussions and witnessed friends and teammates suffering without answers or options for treatment. Dr. Maynard began chiropractic school with a strong interest in both clinical neuroscience and sports medicine. Throughout his education, he was fortunate to intern with several neurorehabilitation clinics.

Some of you are probably wondering why I have a new partnership … 

As many of you know, I have partnered with Dr. Schmoe and the FNC for the past three years since he treated me at his clinic. Dr. Schmoe is a brilliant doctor and without him I would not be where I am today in my recovery. I am forever grateful that he reached out to me and convinced me to come in for that initial exam.

My mission is to reach as many survivors, caregivers, loved ones, and professionals as I can in an effort to help TBI survivors get the care they need and learn about Functional Neurology and other resources sooner, rather than later, in their journey. I felt it was time to broaden my horizons and move in a different direction. I wish nothing but the very best for Dr. Schmoe and his talented team of doctors!

Amy’s TBI Tribe Virtual Meetup

TBI survivors are already the masters of self-isolation, but in these unprecedented times we could all use a little extra camaraderie …

Due to the overwhelming response to the last meetup, I will be hosting another Virtual Meetup for any and all who would like attend. Survivors, caregivers, loved ones, professionals, providers, etc. all are welcome!

When: Friday, March 27th at 1:00pm CST (2EST/11PST)
Where: Zoom online meeting
Join from your computer, tablet, phone, or other device with the instructions below.

I do not have a specific agenda for the event, however, it will start and end with some meditation … and I will do a reading from my book Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding the Road Back to Normal. There will be time for everyone to just hangout and interact with one-another as well!

Join Zoom Meeting
Click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/187097436
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If you have never used zoom before, you will need to download the app first … so allow yourself a little extra time beforehand to prepare.

Amy Zellmer Receives Silver Medal Award in the Midwest Book Awards | Author | Traumatic Brain Injury |

I am so excited to announce that my book Embracing the Journey: Moving Forward After Brain Injury received a Silver Medal Award in the “Health” category of the Midwest Book Awards last night.

Books from the 12 state region were considered for the awards and it is a humbling experience to be honored amongst some truly fabulous books!!

My book was one of the top three in the entire Health category.

 

Some of the judge’s comments include:

💚“Spunky! It is clear and concise and keeps the readers interest.”

💚“Enjoyable reading flow.”

💚“A well done book that helps people understand other people’s struggles.”

💚“Beautifully done!! Wonderful flow!”

💚“The relationship with concussion is well described and helps others dispel misconceptions about the seriousness of head trauma.

You can find my book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2K0UmtB

 








Upcoming Book About INXS Front Man, Michael Hutchence, to Feature Quote From Amy Zellmer |

michael hutchence, inxs, tbi, brain injury, concussion, tina hutchence,I am so excited to announce the upcoming book by Tina Hutchence, “Michael: My Brother, Lost Boy of INXS” is due out this September and features a quote from ME! 

I was approached by Tina, who is the sister of the late Michael Hutchence – front man and lead singer of INXS – if she could use a quote from one of my articles she had found on Huffington Post.

This news came the morning after I had received a really nasty email from one of my haters, so it really impacted me to know that my work is reaching thousands (if not millions) of people around the entire world.

 

I am much more emotional since my brain injury, as well as more intuitive. When I started chatting with Tina, I immediately knew I was going to become fast friends with her, and that her work was going to impact SOOO many people, and help create yet another conversation around TBI and how it affects more than 3.5 million Americans each year — and worldwide it is the number one cause of death.

Michael committed suicide in 1997 at the young age of 37. In her book, Tina talks about the challenges he must have faced living with a TBI and taking the stage — with flashing lights and loudsounds — every night on tour.

—–> LISTEN to the PODCAST replay HERE <—–

Read more about Tina and the pre-order herbook HERE.








Faces of TBI Podcast Featured on BlogTalkRadio |

Iamy zellmer, podcast, faces of tbi, BlogTalkRadio, blog talk radio, received some pretty exciting news Friday afternoon from BlogTalkRadio telling me my podcast was being featured on their homepage under “Noteworthy” podcasts!

I have been producing my Faces of TBI podcast since September 2015 and this is the first time I have received a feature on their homepage, so it is truly exciting!

I was told to keep up the good work with fantastic content on my podcast, which tells me I am doing something right when a tiny little podcast about brain injury is being featured on a global website!

A year ago, my podcast was named one of the “top 100 Rising and Popular Podcasts” by Simms media, you can read more HERE.

The episode they featured is “Return to Learn” with Roni Robinson fromChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia. You can listen to it HERE.

Don’t forget, you can also subscribe through iTunes so you never miss an episode HERE.

HUGE thank you to my podcast sponsor, Midwest Functional Neurology, for making this podcast possible!!








Minneapolis VA TBI Group | Sponsor Needed

minneapolis, va, vets, tbiYesterday I had the honor of being a guest at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. I spoke to the Vets TBI outpatient support group, and was able to read a few passages from my book to them.

This group of Vets made me feel so very welcome, and I had an absolute blast. They had a lot of questions and comments, and were excited to ask me to come back to their group again (which I guess doesn’t always happen!)

Next week (Dec. 17th) they will be having their Holiday Party and gift exchange. What I would LOVE to do is bring them all a gift wrapped copy of my book for them to enjoy. And to bring a book to ALL the TBI groups at the VA (outpatient, inpatient, new patient) and also have a few extra copies on-hand for the staff to give to TBI patients/families before they go home from the hospital.

This is where I need YOUR HELP! I am seeking a sponsor to cover the $600 to make this Christmas Wish come true! Whether you’re able to give the whole amount, or a portion, it would be greatly appreciated. You can either be anonymous to the Vets, or I can create a beautiful silver foil label to place on each book that says “donated by XXX” with your name or company logo on it.

If you’re able to help make this a reality for the Minneapolis Vets, you can donate here: www.facesoftbi.com/donate 

Words can’t even describe how elated I know these Vets will be! Your support will go a long way towards making this a Merry Christmas for this group!!