Flanders, CT (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
Dr. Philip DeFina, founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer of the International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF) has consistently offered treatment to individuals who were deemed untreatable by the medical community. He, and his team of specialists, continue to practice healing with new, and promising techniques developed through scientific study in order to heal individuals from traumatic brain injury.
When, in 2006 a Little League pitcher, Steven Domalewski was hit by a line drive off a metal bat, the result left him in a coma with a prognosis of no recovery, Dr. DeFina stepped in, with his team of specialists, and took charge of Steven's care. Since that day Steven has continued on a long and difficult path to recovery.
While Steven is, today, unable to perform functions of daily living, the fact that other doctors said he would not survive beyond a vegetative coma proves the tenacity and innovation of Dr. DeFina's treatment and care. For the boy who had little hope of survival, to be able to walk from his bedroom to the bathroom with the assistance of his father is an unbelievable success story.
Over the years, Dr. DeFina has maintained treatment oversight of Steven's case, watching him progress to greater and greater independence. And his team isn't stopping. As the Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer of IBRF, DeFina continues to accept cases with patients who are deemed hopeless.
His work, and that of his team, has brought hope to Alzheimer's, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Asperger's patients around the world. With each of these diseases, the medical stance labels them as irreversible conditions, and the focus of treatment is to slow the progress of a disease that will eventually take the life of its victim.
Dr. DeFina's team of doctors and scientists does not accept the defeat of an "irreversible" diagnosis. They continue to research new and unexplored techniques for healing. Like in 2006 when Dr. DeFina's treatment team used electrodes on Steven Domalewski's forearm to increase oxygen flow to his brain, a process that gave the boy the ability to flex is bicep on command; the IBRF applies new strategies to old problems with great success.
Today, the IBRF is among the most respected brain specialist organizations in the world. Their treatment ranges from individuals in their nineties, suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's, to children like Steven who have had unfortunate accidents resulting in comas and worse. In every area, success is promising, and Dr. DeFina's team continues to move forward with hope.