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Nelson Gonzalez


Nelson been an occupational therapy practitioner for over 19 years, with an array of certifications and specialties including Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Cupping Therapist, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, Certified Oncology Rehabilitation Expert, LSVT-BIG, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. He is the executive director/administrator of Rehab Without Walls(R) Neuro Rehabilitation (Florida division). Nelson is the co-chair of the Administration and Management Special Interest Section for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, is a member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG), is a Florida ambassador for the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) TBI and SCI sections, is president of Eight, which is a men's group for healthcare professionals in the workers' compensation field, and serves on other boards including the Sabrina Cohen Foundation Advisory Board.

Nelson has presented at several national and international conferences and symposiums, including ACRM, on topics including chronic stress, intensive therapy for the neuro population, timing and rhythm in the brain and body, and autism spectrum disorder. As a clinician and therapy leader, he has restored function for clients and decreased disabilities following disease or profound injury including congenital dysfunctions, developmental disorders, spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injury (ABI), cerebral palsy, paralysis, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and chronic stress. Nelson has written several articles for various publications and coauthored a medical book that focused on topics that highlight the importance of taking not only a holistic approach to treatment but a whole-person and environmental approach as well.

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The Gut–Brain Axis: Unveiling a Silent Culprit in Healthcare (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Nelson Gonzalez, OTR/L, CHHC, CCT, CPMT, CORE, CLT

The Gut–Brain Axis: Unveiling a Silent Culprit in Healthcare (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 64 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from those of standard MedBridge courses.

Do you want to equip yourself with the latest science to better manage chronic stress in your patients?

This webinar addresses a critical gap in current chronic stress management by exploring the emerging science of the gut-brain axis. Often overlooked, the gut microbiome significantly influences stress response and vice versa. This session, designed for the healthcare team, will bridge the gap between traditional approaches and this new frontier, guiding practitioners with integrating gut health considerations into their practice for improved client outcomes.

Join us and discover the potential of the gut-brain axis to revolutionize your approach to chronic stress management.

This webinar is ideal for healthcare professionals working in various settings, including hospitals, home health, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation centers.

Learning Objectives
  • Define the gut-brain axis and its key components, including the gut microbiome, enteric nervous system, and central nervous system
  • Identify the bidirectional communication between the gut microbiome and the central nervous system, and its influence on stress response
  • List potential strategies for incorporating gut health considerations into therapy interventions for chronic stress management
  • Highlight the potential benefits of addressing the gut-brain axis for improving client outcomes in chronic stress management, including improved mood, sleep, and cognitive function

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Jun 27, 2024

The Gut–Brain Axis: Unveiling a Silent Culprit in Healthcare

Presented by Nelson Gonzalez

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