Meet Kellie Brown, co-owner of Advantage Therapy Solutions. After experiencing the healing powers of laser therapy, Kelly decided to bring the cutting-edge therapy to the Greenville.
I earned a degree in Neurologic Music Therapy and worked on a team led by a Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician. I also had private contracts to multiple nursing facilities at which I worked with residents toward activating and re-connecting different parts of the brain. On a team with speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, I worked together with them to add Neurologic Music Therapy interventions.
This means that music elements such as rhythm and melody can assist in recovery from brain damage by forming and integrating new neural pathways, since both the left and right sides of our brains are involved in processing music. I learned about photobiomodulation/laser therapies being used to rehabilitate brain injuries and cognitive disabilities.
Then, in 2015, I was stopped at a light, hit from the back by a drunk driver and found myself unable to fully rehabilitate. I was diligent with my physical therapy, tried steroid injections, muscle relaxers, and ended up taking 4 Advil 2-4 times a day to keep up a normal schedule of being a mom to 3 young girls.
I was unable to play my violin for more than 30 minutes without significant pain when I was used to playing for many hours. Four different pain or spine specialists told me that my spine was “riddled with arthritis that had set in from the accident” and that it would do no good to continue in physical therapy. My doctors told me to find a good pain medication because I would need it for the rest of my life. I was also encouraged to stop playing violin altogether because it would continue to inflame my spine and it would get worse.
I decided to try photo therapies offered in Goldsboro. After about a month, I started to notice significant pain relief. At first it was only a couple of hours after treatment. Then days, then weeks! I now have full range of motion, can play my violin for 5 hours happily with no medication, and only need to do one whole body treatment a month to keep the inflammation from being noticeable.
My pain level has gone from a 7 out of 10 pain to 0 out of 10 pain with no medication! When pain does starts to creep up to a 1 or 2 level, I hop in the pod to knock it out for another month! It has been life changing. I am thrilled to have this option in Greenville now and even happier to be able to offer it to others!
Advantage Therapy Solutions is located at 212 East Arlington Boulevard in Greenville. For more information and to schedule your free consultation, call (252)689-8729 or visit www.advantagetherapysolutions.com.