Occupational Therapy for Neurological Rehabilitation and Support Services

We address physical, cognitive, and mobility symptoms based on evidence-based practice and rehabilitation science. Occupational Therapy can provide neurological rehabilitation and support services.

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Brainwaves of America™

Neurological Management Program

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Traditional Neurological Therapy

In-person physical, cognitive, and mobility training 

Neurological rehabilitation  requires a therapy team dedicated to studying the nervous system, how various diagnoses influence it, and how to use its strengths to maximize recovery. Occupational Therapy practitioners are trained to know medicine and function.  

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“Buffalo Occupational Therapy’s mission is that everyone impacted by brain health and pathology will feel hope, healing, and confident that their voice and experience are heard.”

Michelle Eliason, MS, OTR/L, CDS

Are you interested in becoming a client of Buffalo Occupational Therapy for Neurological Rehabilitation or Management Services?

We are taking new clients and would love to have a conversation with you about your neurological health and discuss the ways Buffalo Occupational Therapy may be able to help you. 

Do any of these scenarios describe you? 

You’ve recently experienced a neurological injury or condition: Whether it’s a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or another neurological condition, you’re seeking specialized care to support your recovery and regain function.

You’re living with a chronic neurological condition: You’ve been managing a condition like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or neuropathy, and you’re looking for strategies to optimize your daily living, manage symptoms, and maintain independence.

You’re a caregiver for someone with a neurological condition: You’re seeking support and guidance on how to best care for your loved one, including learning techniques to assist with activities of daily living, managing challenging behaviors, and accessing community resources.

You’re interested in proactive neurological health: Even if you haven’t experienced a neurological injury or condition, you recognize the importance of preventive care and are interested in learning how to maintain brain health and reduce the risk of future issues.

You’ve tried traditional therapy but haven’t seen the results you hoped for: You’re frustrated with the limitations of conventional therapy and are seeking a more comprehensive approach that addresses not only physical rehabilitation but also cognitive and emotional well-being.

Our Clients


Alzheimer’s Disease

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Unspecified Dementia

Cortical Basal Ganglionic Degeneration

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease

Guillain Barre Syndrome

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Post-Stroke (CVA)

Brain Cancer

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)


– Getting up and down from surfaces

– Transitioning between rooms and furniture

– Walking balance without needing to touch the wall or use a walking aide 

– Multitasking (ex., Walking while talking, cooking while following an audiobook, Walking while carrying objects and scanning the room) 

– Word finding and information retrieval (working memory) while alternating attention 

– Divided and alternating attention 

– Psychosocial and behavioral support strategies 

– Cognitive training and remediation to improve information processing and memory 

– Improving functional use of upper and lower body limbs with hemiplegia (spasticity) after stroke 

– Balance and stability during multitasking 

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Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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Michelle Eliason, MS, OTR/L

Owner, Cognitive Scientist,

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Hannah DiFrancesco, COTA/L, NASM-CES

Clinic Manger, Lead Memory Specialist

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Adrianna Brown, MS, OTR/L

Memory and Movement Specialist

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Marti Greco, MS, OTR/L

Memory and Movement Specialist

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Brooke Kirisits, MS, OTR/L

Memory and Movement Specialist

Clinical In-person Services

Traditional Neurological Therapy through Occupational Therapy

Are you searching for a trusted neurological therapy clinic that specializes in addressing physical, mobility, and cognitive concerns related to neurological care? Look no further – our clinic stands out as a beacon of expertise, innovation, and compassionate care in the field of neurorehabilitation.

At our clinic, we pride ourselves on being experts in neurological function, brain health, and wellness. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing you with the highest standard of care, tailored to your unique needs and goals.

What sets us apart from traditional clinics is our unwavering dedication to evidence-based approaches to rehabilitation. We stay at the forefront of research and advancements in the field, ensuring that our treatment methods are backed by science and proven to be effective.

When you choose our clinic, you’re not just receiving therapy – you’re embarking on a journey towards improved quality of life and enhanced well-being. Whether you’re recovering from a stroke, managing symptoms of multiple sclerosis, or seeking to optimize cognitive function, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Our comprehensive approach to neurological care encompasses not only the physical aspects of your condition but also the cognitive and emotional components, recognizing that true healing involves treating the whole person.

But it’s not just our expertise and evidence-based approach that sets us apart – it’s our commitment to personalized, patient-centered care. We take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your goals, and develop a customized treatment plan that empowers you to achieve optimal outcomes.

With our clinic, you can trust that you’re in good hands. Experience the difference that expert neurological care can make in your life – schedule your appointment with us today and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future.

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How much does Brainwavescost?

Brainwaves Session

Virtual / In-person Session
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  • At least one session is required to begin the Brainwaves program™
  • Face-to-face interaction with a team member
  • Ask questions to a LIVE Neurological Specialist
  • LIVE  activity-guidance (physical, mobility, balance, or cognitive, and multi-tasking difficulties)

Lifewaves Session

Virtual / In-person Session
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  • Lifewaves sessions can be used in place of a Brainwaves session to open your Neurological Management Program

  • A time to ‘talk things out’ with a skilled professional who understands your diagnosis and hurdles
  • Process various life roles and come up with solutions to make your responsibilities more manageable
  • Discuss other professionals/referrals that may help you

Comprehensive Consultation

Neurofunctional Exam
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  • One-on-one comprehensive Cognitive and Motor Evaluation by a Registered Occupational Therapist trained in neurorehabilitation and memory  to determine your overall baseline
  • Occupational and clinic interview where you will bring your medical information and questions, and we will discuss your journey, current and future concerns, and goals.
  • A written Comprehensive Evaluation containing interviews, observations, objective measures, and recommendations.
Brainwaves of America

Long-distance or In-person Neurological and Occupational Management Program

What is Brainwaves of America?

Are you struggling with neurological challenges but don’t have access to a physical therapy clinic or therapy team nearby? Brainwaves™ may be the solution you’ve been looking for!

Brainwaves™ is a unique subscription-based program that offers long-distance neurological management activities. Even if you don’t have a local neurological therapy team, you still deserve high-quality care. With Brainwaves™, you can have access to expert guidance from professionals who specialize in neurological care.

Imagine having access to research-supported and evidence-based activities that are tailored to your specific needs, right at your fingertips. With Brainwaves™, you can ask questions, receive personalized recommendations, and get the support you need throughout your neurological healing journey.

Don’t go through this journey alone. With Brainwaves™, you’ll have a dedicated team of specialists with neurological knowledge by your side, providing ongoing support for as long as you need it. Whether you’re working on improving mobility, enhancing cognitive function, or managing neurological symptoms, Brainwaves™ can help.

Plus, with the convenience of long-distance activities, you can participate in therapy sessions from the comfort of your own home. No more worrying about transportation or scheduling conflicts – Brainwaves™ brings the care you need directly to you.

Don’t let distance stand in the way of your neurological recovery. Join Brainwaves™ today and take the first step towards a brighter future!

Lifewaves Session

Lifestyle Management and Talk Support for those affected by a neurological condition.

What is Lifewaves of America?

Lifewaves of America is dedicated to providing comprehensive support and guidance for individuals living with memory impairments or progressive neurological conditions. Our mission is to ensure that you do not have to navigate these challenges alone. We offer professional assistance to help you overcome barriers and maintain control over your daily life. Our services are grounded in evidence-based practices to enhance your quality of life and independence.

Our Services

Social Support and Skill Development: We provide social support and help you learn new ways of approaching daily life tasks, whether it’s managing your home, finances, cooking, leisure activities, or other responsibilities. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and strategies needed to remain independent and in control.

Personalized Consultations: Engage in meaningful conversations with skilled professionals who understand your diagnosis and the unique hurdles you face. These sessions offer a safe space to express your concerns and work through challenges.

Role Management and Problem-Solving: Work with our experts to process various life roles and develop practical solutions to make your responsibilities more manageable. Whether you are dealing with work, family, or personal care, we can help you find effective strategies.

Collaborative Care: We can discuss and connect you with other professionals who may be beneficial to your care. This collaborative approach ensures you have a well-rounded support system tailored to your needs.

Why Choose Lifewaves of America?

At Lifewaves of America, we believe that no one should have to face the challenges of aging or living with neurological conditions alone. Our team of professionals is here to guide you through each step, helping you tackle life’s barriers with confidence. With our evidence-based activities and personalized support, you can enhance your daily living and maintain a higher quality of life. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you on your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions for Brainwaves™ of America

It’s completely normal to have questions, please contact us if you have a question that is not represented below.

What is Brainwaves™?

Brainwaves™ is a unique subscription-based program that offers long-distance neurological management activities. It provides access to expert guidance from professionals specializing in neurological care, tailored to your specific needs.

How does Brainwaves™ work?

After subscribing, you’ll have access to research-supported and evidence-based activities via our online portal. You can ask questions, receive personalized recommendations, and engage in therapy sessions from the comfort of your own home.

Who can benefit from Brainwaves™?

Brainwaves™ is designed for individuals facing neurological challenges who may not have access to a local therapy team. Whether you’re working on mobility, cognitive function, or symptom management, Brainwaves™ can help.

What does the subscription include?

The subscription includes access to a range of activities, personalized recommendations, and ongoing support from our team of specialists.

How much does Brainwaves™ cost?

Our pricing structures can look different for each individual depending on their needs and desires. This oftentimes directly correlates to the reason you are seeking neurological management or neurological rehabilitation services. We would love to have discussion with you about that!

What equipment do I need to participate?

You’ll need access to a computer, an online portal, and email to engage with Brainwaves™ activities and communicate with our team.

Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time. There are no long-term commitments required.

Is Brainwaves™ suitable for all neurological conditions?

Brainwaves™ is designed to support individuals with a wide range of neurological conditions. Our team will assess your needs and tailor activities accordingly.

How often should I participate in Brainwaves™ activities?

The frequency of participation depends on your individual goals and needs. Our team will provide personalized recommendations based on your progress.

Is Brainwaves™ covered by insurance?

As a subscription-based, activity program, Brainwaves™  is not covered by insurance. Because we are a clinical establishment, you may be able to present your invoice and receipt of payment to your HRA/FSA service provider. 

Are the activities safe and effective?

Yes, all activities provided through Brainwaves™ are research-supported, evidence-based, and overseen by our team of specialists to ensure safety and effectiveness.

How do I get started with Brainwaves™?

Simply visit our website to subscribe and gain access to our comprehensive neurofunctional consultation and activity connection sessions. Begin your journey towards improved neurological health today!