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May 15, 2015Ray Forsythe has an impressive resume: Lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Amsterdam, Orlando Predators and manager of several successful car dealerships. At the age of 42, Ray added Stroke S… More >
May 08, 2015Shauna Hicks had been athletic all her life.  She went to college on a basketball scholarship.  She was once named Miss Atlanta Bodybuilder. Every day after work, Shauna would go to her son Sebas… More >
May 06, 2015Bart Parramore is a true family man.  This father of four lights up when he talks about his wife and children. Their love keeps him motivated and fighting to get stronger after he suffered two st… More >
May 01, 2015Every May the staff at Brooks turns its attention to focus on Stroke Awareness Month. To honor the courageous journey of our patients, Brooks selects a small group of stroke survivors each year t… More >
May 14, 2015Stroke rehabilitation can be a difficult process, but there's an easy way to help continue recovery while having fun at the same time! You probably don’t realize it, but games you played as a kid… More >
Apr 22, 2015The staff of Brooks goes a long way to provide rehab to those in need. A team of occupational, physical, and speech therapists are embarking on a journey to Sibiu, Romania in the Spring and Summe… More >
Apr 20, 2015The Brooks family is made up of hundreds of unique and talented employees. One group of staff that play a huge role in what we do is our Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapi… More >
Mar 27, 2015Nearly a year after the accident that first brought them to Brooks, Ryan Boyd and his mother Dawn returned as guest speakers at the annual Healing Garden Donor Reception. Ryan, an 8-year-old Star… More >
Mar 25, 2015Not using your head is the fastest way to get a Brain Injury. Traumatic Brain Injuries lead to over 52,000 deaths per year, while many incidents can be prevented by just taking a few simple preca… More >
Mar 18, 2015The Spicer girls were a very tight knit family of three.  It was bittersweet as oldest daughter Savannah packed up her car to head to Tallahassee for the start of the fall semester at Florida Sta… More >
Mar 17, 2015Getting a child with attention problems to focus can be difficult to say the least. However, we’ve found a solution that you might not expect: Music. When Kaydence walks in the door for therapy s… More >
Mar 13, 2015Kim Bravo had great visit with her sister and brother-in-law in California, but it was time for her to return home and get ready for nursing school in the fall. Kim doesn’t remember exactly what … More >
Mar 10, 2015US Coast Guard machinery technician MK2 Sean Bretz woke up with an “excruciating headache”.  That’s the last thing he remembers before collapsing on the floor.  The 23-year-old had suffered a mas… More >
Mar 05, 2015Register today! Captain Kelly is an American hero who inspires others to be their best while remaining true to their core values. He will be sharing his story of hope, resilience and courage unde… More >
Mar 05, 2015Jimmy Giancola was snowboarding with friends, just six weeks away from graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, when suddenly his world went black. His day of relaxation too… More >
Mar 03, 2015October 31, 2013 was not just another Halloween for Derrik Amaral, a nurse’s assistant at Oak Hill Hospital in Hernando County, FL. While returning from his lunch break, a car struck Derrik’s car… More >
Feb 13, 2015In partnership with Reflexion Health, Brooks Rehabilitation is leveraging Microsoft™ technology to improve the patient experience after a knee or hip replacement.  The Microsoft Kinect™-based phy… More >
Feb 17, 2015Amelia Nyberg met Chris Hull as he crashed into her wheelchair during her first quad rugby practice. Almost 8 months later, they are celebrating their engagement. Last May, Amelia, a 30-year-old … More >
Feb 10, 2015Brooks Rehabilitation is beginning construction on a 10,000 square foot flagship site that will expand the physical, occupational and speech therapy services Brooks currently offers in the area. … More >
Feb 11, 2015We have a challenge for you! Brooks wants you to start stretching, and join us for our Fifth Annual Brooks Challenge Mile on Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. The event, which is part of the festivit… More >
Feb 04, 2015By Dr. Nata SalvatoriDo you know someone who has trained really hard for a race, only to hurt themselves right before the event? What about someone who went from watching TV all week to running a… More >
Feb 03, 2015Brooks Adaptive Sports has a new set of wheels. The program was recently awarded a $14,570 grant from the National Alliance for Accessible Golf to help purchase a new Paramobile golf cart. The ad… More >
Jan 28, 2015J.B. Seiner had done these same tricks on his motorcycle dozens of times before.  This time was different.  This time he came down onto a sewer grade which flipped him and the bike in the air.  H… More >
Jan 27, 2015Each year, about 795,000 people suffer a stroke. At Brooks we know that prevention is as big a part of the equation as recovery. That is why we strongly support the efforts of the American Heart … More >
Jan 19, 2015The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island has made a donation of $1,182 to help with the purchase of new equipment for the Brooks Wellness programs at the McArthur YMCA in Fernandina Beach. The Newcom… More >
Jan 19, 2015Brooks is proud to announce the graduation of eight employees from the Physical Therapist Assistant Practice Development Program, the latest development program by the Brooks Institute of Higher … More >
Jan 14, 2015In April 2013 a patient named Garrett Putnam began his rehabilitation journey at Brooks in Jacksonville. He returned to his home town last month after spending a year and a half in our care.  No … More >
Dec 29, 2014On January 31st, Brooks will be hosting a fun event devoted to children and families with special needs. The vision of Celebrate Children is to increase awareness of resources for pediatric recre… More >
Jan 06, 2015Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation will host the 8th Annual Southern Slam Quad Rugby Tournament on January 9-11,2015 at the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex. The Southern Slam has become one o… More >
Dec 29, 2014Please join us on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Everbank Field for a night of Vegas style gaming, music, dancing and prizes - all for a GREAT cause! All proceeds from this event will benefit the… More >
Nov 17, 2014Brooks has come a long way since we first opened our doors in 1970. By offering a wide variety of unique services, we continue to grow our system of care to meet the needs of the patients we serv… More >
Nov 11, 2014Garrett Putnam’s life drastically changed on the morning of February 19, 2013. He was hit by a drunk driver, which broke his C5-6 vertebrae and sent his car flipping through the air. Garrett has… More >
Oct 01, 2014At the age of 42, Donnie Dewitt was a healthy, active runner and cyclist.  While out cycling by himself, a witness saw him stop on the side of the road and look like he was about to faint.  He … More >
Dec 13, 2014The Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation program has been teaming up with Haven Horse Ranch for eight years to offer participants a unique therapeutic experience. Haven Horse Ranch is a nonprof… More >
Dec 09, 2014Chris McTarnigan has made amazing progress after a stroke in 2013 left him with slurred speech, limited mobility and the inability to swallow.  After treatment in Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital a… More >
Dec 08, 2014Nancy Stewart is often referred to as “Saint Nancy” due to the patience and kindness she exhibits to others. Nancy has been a volunteer at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital since 2007, and has been … More >
Dec 22, 2014Robyn Stawski is not letting her disability get in the way of her love of sports. She spent several months working with therapists in our Neuro Recovery Center and our Motion Analysis Center.  No… More >