Podcast Episodes

Professional Services and Resources

July 1, 2019

Episode 2 dives into Dr. Scott’s experiences and chiropractic practice. Since a health crisis of his own at age 17, he has dedicated himself to learning and using the latest techniques for transformational healing. At his South Austin clinic, they use the latest research and technology in spinal and postural correction that has helped thousands of people recover their health. Learn more at www.familychiroatx.com or call 512-892-3434!

July 15, 2019

Episode 4 of our Podcast is live and we are excited to share with you that we had the opportunity to interview two special guests! The first is inspirational communicator, author and brain injury survivor, Patti Foster, and the second is Dr. Deana Adams, Ph.D., LPC-S., President and Founder of Hope After Brain Injury. Tune in today to hear about Patti’s accident and journey with a brain injury as well as Dr. Adams work assisting brain injury survivors from a place of faith!

To learn more about Patti Foster’s accident and her work, visit her website at https://www.pattifoster.com.

To learn more about Dr. Adams and Hope After Brain Injury, visit her website at https://www.hopeafterbraininjury.org.

August 12, 2019

In Episode 7, we have the privilege to interview Olivia Rains about services she provides through The University of Texas! Olivia works with the Texas Technology Access Program and they provide recycled technology products as well as accessibility devices, free of charge, to individuals with disabilities across the state of Texas. If you could use help obtaining assistive technology for work, school or daily activities, check out this episode and visit https://techaccess.edb.utexas.edu!

August 19, 2019

In Episode 8, we have the privilege to interview Thomas Peters, an area manager with Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care! Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care provides nursing services, therapy services and clinical supervision services. Thrive assists with the transition from hospital to home, provides assessments for the home, support for family and caregivers, assistance with billing and insurance and more. Listen to this weeks episode to learn more about Mr. Peters’ role as an area manager as well as services that Thrive is able to provide! If you would like additional information, you can visit the Thrive website at https://www.thrivespc.com/how-we-work.

September 16, 2019

In Episode 11 we visit with Tomas Montano a patient advocate for Pediatric Home Health Care. Tomas shares with us about his role meeting with families and how he is able to support them in caring for their child at home and the services that Pediatric Home Health Care provides. If you are looking for or interested in private duty nursing in your help, this episode is a great resource for you!

September 23, 2019

In Episode 12 we have the pleasure of interviewing Katie Pickrell a physical therapist assistant at PTI who works with Luke Siegel! Katie shares how she became interested in physical therapy, the types of patients she serves and about her experience working with Luke.

September 30, 2019

In Episode 13 we have the opportunity to visit with Laurel Winter! Laurel is a registered dietician that works for a company called Functional Formularies. She has worked with a variety of brain injury patients and through Functional Formularies gives patients a real food formula feeding tube option. In this interview she also gives patients and caregivers diet tips!


For more information about Functional Formularies you can visit their website at www.functionalformularies.com

October 14, 2019

In Episode 14 we have the pleasure of interviewing Garrett Salpeter and Laura Prideaux! Garrett is the CEO and founder of Neufit which is a technology that targets the nervous system to help rehabilitate injuries. Laura is a physical therapist who works with the Neufit technology and many brain injury patients.

For more information about Neufit you can visit their website at https://www.neu.fit!

October 28, 2019

In Episode 15 we interview Jonathan Parr, a physical therapist who some of you might have met at one of our support groups! Jonathan has extensive experience working with patients who have a brain injury and in this episode he shares what inspired him to become a PT, his 10 years working as a PT and experiences working with brain injury patients.

November 11, 2019

In Episode 17 we interview Jason Jennings! Jason is the owner of AXIS Orthotics and Prosthetics and in this episode he shares with us his background with prosthetics and orthotics as well as the process for his work and some of the outcomes he has seen with different patients. Tune in today to learn more about Jason and AXIS!

November 18, 2019

In Episode 18 we interview Tara Hamilton! Tara is a Young Living Essential Oil representative, a neonatal nurse and a mom of 4! In this weeks episode, Tara shares her experience with essential oil use with her own family, her desire to combine Eastern and Western medicine to optimize healing and more. If you would like to contact Tara or learn more about essential oils, you can visit her website at www.westernoils.com

December 9, 2019

In Episode 19 we interview Luke’s physical therapist, Kelly! Kelly shares with us her career change from a graphic designer to PT after her son was diagnosed with Leukemia. Kelly has been on both sides of the experience as the PT providing the therapy and also as the parent of a child who is needing therapy. Learn more about her experiences as a PT, what she loves most about her job and more by listening below!

March 23, 2020

In Episode 21 we interview James from Freedom Concepts! Freedom Concepts makes adaptive bikes for children and individuals with disabilities. They also make a product called the chill out chair to help individuals sit comfortably.

For more information you can visit their website here: https://www.freedomconcepts.com/

June 1, 2020

In Episode 22 we visit with Judy and List from Canine Companions for Independence. They provide service/assistance dogs for individuals who need them. Lisa is a quadriplegic from birth who benefits from the service and has a service dog. Judy raises the puppies who are eventually placed as service dogs. Listen below to hear about their work!


June 8, 2020

In Episode 23 we visit with Kathleen Street from Ainsley’s Angels for America! Ainsley’s Angels for America provides many services but Kathleen talked about ensuring how everyone can experience endurance events. Kathleen is the lead guardian angel for Austin. She visits with us about her role including how she helps the ambassador reach out to race directors, help fundraise for chairs, and meet different organizations to do outreach. Listen below to learn more and check out their site at https://ainsleysangels.org/.


June 15, 2020

In Episode 24, we interview our very own Ronda Johnson, Director of Family Services for Team Luke Hope for Minds. Tune in below!


March 10, 2021

In Episode 26, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Finley. He is a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Dr. Finley was a presenter for our 2020 Making Connections Conference and his presentation can be found here. To learn more about Dr. Finley’s practice or to get in touch with him, visit his website http://www.neurorejuvination.com/wp/about/.


June 15, 2020

  • In Episode 27, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Cavin Balaster! Cavin is a brain injury survivor, coach, and author of “How to Feed a Brain, Nutrition for Optimal Brain Function and Repair” He was also a presenter for our 2020 Making Connections Conference and his presentation can be found here. To learn more about Cavin’s book, brain injury experience or to get in touch with him, visit his website https://feedabrain.com


April 7, 2021

  • In Episode 28, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Kirstin White, SLP! Kirstin works for Tobi Dynavox and has spoken at our support groups and also our Making Connections Conference. If you would like to watch her conference presentation, you can click here. To get in touch with Kirstin you can email her at kirstin.white@tobiidynavox.com or check out the Tobi Dynavox website at www.tobiidynavox.com.

April 12, 2021

In Episode 29, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Michael Reardon! Dr. Reardon is a child neurologist who currently practices in Austin, Texas. He has a son, Brady, who had a traumatic brain injury that he suffered in a car accident. Dr. Reardon was a presenter for our 2020 Making Connections Conference and you can watch his presentation here. To learn more about Dr. Reardon’s practice, you can visit his website here.

April 28, 2021

  • In Episode 30, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Courtney Toomey! Dr. Toomey is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Nexus Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. She evaluates and manages an interdisciplinary team that treats many rehabilitation patients, including poly-trauma, spinal cord injury, and brain injury. Listen now to hear from Dr. Courtney Toomey about how she got into this area of practice and about her work.

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