Alternative Therapies, Optimism and Resilience Restore Gravely Injured TBI survivor
By tragic necessity Joel Goldstein became a lay-expert in traumatic brain injury after his teenage son Bart suffered severe TBI in an auto accident in 2001. His book, No Stone Unturned: A Father's Memoir of His Son's Encounter with Traumatic Brain Injury, (Potomac Books, April 2012), with a foreword by Lee Woodruff, is a standard reference work found in university libraries worldwide. It offers profound insights into what survivors and their families must face. Considering every possibility in their search for remedies to Bart's catastrophic injuries, the Goldsteins explored several promising alternatives, including craniosacral, hyperbaric oxygen, sensory learning, vision restoration therapies and neutraceutical supplementation. Bart's remarkable recovery resulted from a combination of conventional medicine and alternative and emerging therapies.
Persons struggling with any grave medical condition will find the book, and Joel's talks, insightful, inspiring and useful. His message, full of humor and practical techniques on navigating life's toughest challenges, offers a thoughtful hand-drawn map for the journey which, inevitably, so many of us must travel.
No Stone Unturned: A Father's Memoir of His Son's Encounter with Traumatic Brain Injury, has been embraced by health and rehabilitation professionals, universities, and civilian and military caregivers. Joel shares the strategies his family used to manage and cope with the consequences of ongoing care-giving while preserving their balance, optimism, resilience and zest for life.
"Anyone wishing to understand what a family endures when a loved one suffers traumatic brain injury should read this inspiring family saga. Professionals and the lay public will be equally captivated as the neuroscience of TBI leaps into stark humanity in the pages of this superbly written, fascinating story. This book should be added to the medical student curriculum nationwide."—Randolph S. Marshall, MD, MS, Elizabeth K. Harris Professor of Neurology, Chief Stroke Division, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
(Dr.Randolph S. Marshall)
"We should be thankful that Joel Goldstein took the time to document his family’s long journey and has the talent to write a powerful story to share with the world."—Dr. Michael Lewis, Brain Health education and Research Institute