Golden Ratio Wellness, formerly Thrive Tribe 419

Cutting Edge Brain Therapy w/Danielle Nelson, OT and Natural Spring Lawn Care Bonus! Ep. 54

February 18, 2019 Danielle Nelson Season 3 Episode 54
Golden Ratio Wellness, formerly Thrive Tribe 419
Cutting Edge Brain Therapy w/Danielle Nelson, OT and Natural Spring Lawn Care Bonus! Ep. 54
Show Notes

Thanks to Deep Roots Wellness, "A Holistic Approach to Mental Health" for underwriting the Thrive Tribe 419 podcast so that we may remain a FREE educational service to Northwest Ohio and beyond.  And, most of all, thanks to YOU (our listener) for tuning in!  We believe YOU hold the power to achieving ultimate wellness and we're here to support you in your journey. This podcast is never intended to diagnose or treat any health problem. Please seek out a professional if you need one.


Have you ever felt like your healthcare provider was trying to put a bandaid on your mental health issues, rather than trying to help you resolve them for good? Nobody wants to be in counseling or on medication for the rest of their lives.

Ancient wisdom coupled with cutting-edge research is showing us there is hope, and we want to share this information with the world.

***We are excited to announce that we'll be offering an ONLINE HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH COURSE!***

This course gives you a chance to learn the basics of "lifestyle medicine" to support healing.

If you are interested in being a part of our first class, we are taking applications now! Please email and tell us why you'd like to participate.

Launch date and details will be announced in a private email to our applicants.



Danielle Nelson, MS, OTR/L is the Principle Operator at Brain Bright Therapy LLC, 5412 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio.  Check out her website at

You can call at 419-279-9576

In this episode, Danielle explained the she always wanted to work with kids, but didn't think a teaching career was for her.  In college, she discovered the field of occupational therapy and fell in love. Working as a traveling OT, she noticed that many of her clients (with issues such as anxiety and ADHD) still retained their primitive reflexes and wanted to know how to help them reprogram their brains and overcome these issues from the ground-up. She got trained with some of the best functional neurologists and the rest is history!  After working all over the country, she decided to move back home to Northwest Ohio to share her gift of neurological rehabilitation. 

Danielle explained that "neurological rehab" has to do with input (sensory processing, etc. ) and output (physical movement, etc).  Primitive reflexes are sort of like traditional reflexes (think of the time the doc tapped your knee with that hammer!) and apply them to automatic body responses that are developed in utero and slowly overwritten in your neurological pathways in the first year of your life.  If these automatic responses stick around beyond age 1, people can experience a multitude of physical and mental symptoms (too many to list)!  It's a common phenomenon that is not widely recognized yet, but has the research to back it.

Danielle has worked with people ages 18 months through 86 years old while her primary age range is 6 to 16. 

Balancing your brain takes a commitment of daily time and effort over a period of weeks to months to get the best outcome. Danielle offers consultations with parents and adult to discuss whether her program is right for them, and also to help determine cost and insurance coverage of the program.

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