About Rainbow Visions

Rainbow Visions Magazine, launched in Spring 2004, is a magazine for brain and spinal cord injury professionals, survivors and families.

Each issue of Rainbow Visions magazine focuses on and around neurotrauma rehabilitation, success stories, best practices in medical care, upcoming events and more!

Contact Information

Rainbow Visions Magazine
17187 N. Laurel Park Drive
Suite 160
Livonia, MI 48152

Phone: 800-968-6644
Fax: 734-482-3202
Email: rainbowvisions@rainbowrehab.com

Letter From The Editor

March 8, 2021

A year ago the latest issue of Rainbow Visions was just about ready to go to print… and then the pandemic happened. We all had to shift our priorities to infection control and keeping our clients and employees safe and healthy. We will not be printing this issue but we still have some very informative and educational articles to share with you.

So in lieu of a full printed edition we will be sharing these articles online. Our first article, Client-Centered Care: The Key to Providing Excellent Holistic Care was written by Rainbow’s Clinical Director of Nursing, Kim Wagenknecht and addresses the philosophy of meeting the unique needs of each client.

We hope you enjoy this article and the others we will be posting—even though this is a slightly different format than the one you might be used to. Please let us know how you are enjoying RainbowVisions magazine and if there are any topics you would like to read about. We look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy and stay safe, happy and healthy!

Jill Hamilton-Krawczyk Creative Manager and Editor of RainbowVisions Magazine

By Kayla Daniels, PT, DPT, CBIS

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers

Electrical stimulation is becoming increasingly popular in treating muscle spasms and pain. You can even find some basic models to reduce pain when browsing in your local pharmacy. Many people report hearing great things about electrical stimulation but are not sure what it can be used for or how to apply it. So, what is electrical stimulation all about?

By Kimberly Wagenknecht, BSN, RN, CRRN, CBIST
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers

Client-centered care is based on the deep respect for clients as unique living beings and the obligation to care for them on their terms. “Every patient has different values, preferences, and desired health outcomes based on his or her unique background, experiences, and lifestyle. patient-centered care involves transforming the relationship between providers and patients from the traditional model in which a care provider prescribes the same treatment for most patients with similar diagnoses or conditions into a patient-provider partnership.” It is a practice of caring for clients and families in a meaningful way and includes informing, involving, and listening to clients regarding their care. Care is provided that is respectful, responsive, and inclusive of individual client preferences, ensuring the unique concerns, preferences, and values of the client guide all clinical decisions. 

Previous Issues

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2019
Success Story: Growth, Resilience and Strength, Industry News: Balancing the Changes of Michigan’s Auto No-Fault System, Medical Corner: Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery, Industry News: Service Excellence in the Health Care Setting, Clinical News: A New Approach to the Treatment of Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, TBI Topics: The Book Report

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2019
Success Story: Coming Full Circle, TBI Topics: What Happens When a Child is Injured? Success Story: A Path to Happiness, Vocational Corner: Self-Efficacy and Motivation in Young Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury in Relation to Vocational Outcomes, Medical Corner: Superbugs: Infection Control in a Healthcare Setting

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2018
Clinical News: Understanding Disorders of Consciousness, Success Story: For the Love of Animals, Medical Corner: Diabetes and TBI: Fact or Fiction? Therapy Corner: Reaching Casey’s Goals, Medical Corner: Unique Nutritional Needs, Technology Corner: Walking Again

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2018
Clinical News: Neuro-Fatigue after Brain Injury, Success Story: Little Guy, Big Personality, Medical Corner: Spinal Cord Injury and Autonomic Dysreflexia, Therapy Corner: Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Technology Corner: The Challenges of Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet, Using State-of-the-Art Assistive Technology

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2018
Therapy Corner: Understanding Grief, Success Story: Standing Tall, Clinical News: The Lesser of Two Evils: Ethical Challenges for Clinicians, Success Story: Here Comes the Bride, TBI Topics: Concussion: The Expectations for Recovery, Medical Corner: A Look at Skin and Wound Care

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2017
Technology Corner: Autonomous Vehicles, Success Story: The Power of Positivity, Industry News: Good News, Fake News and New News on the Concussion Front, Success Story: Unbelievable, Industry News: Nationally and Locally Rainbow Makes a Difference, Therapy Corner: Walking Again, TBI Topics: Family Support Groups, Industry News: Give Yourself Some Credit

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2017
Industry News: Linking TBI Outcome Measures, Clinical News: Social Challenges for the Young Adult with a TBI, Vocational Corner: The Evolution of Vocational Rehabilitation, TBI Topics: Ride Sharing: New Insurance Requirements in Michigan

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2017
Clinical News: TBI Model Systems, Therapy Corner: Facilitating Sexual Expression, Medical Corner: Addressing Sex and Relationships in Residential Care, TBI Topics: Sexual Surrogacy in TBI Rehabilitation, TBI Topics: Sex and Decision Making

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2016
Therapy Corner: A Look at Speech–Language Pathology, Clinical News: Mindfulness, Therapy Corner: Exploring the Community, Medical Corner: Improving Behaviors

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2016
Clinical News: Chronic Pain, Therapy Corner: Laughter is the ‘Jest’ Medicine, Rainbow’s Water Drive for Flint-based Clients and Employees.

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2016
Medical Corner: Speech and Language Development in Young Children, Clinical News: Introducing The Essential Brain Injury Guide 5.0, An Introduction to Aquatic Therapy, Chuck Walker: Fearless Attitude. Bold Ambition., The Cognitive Changes of a Young Adult.

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2015
Medical Corner: Sensory Defensiveness, Clinical News: TBI Guidelines Project, Personal Perspective: Nerico Johnson, Clinical News: Evidence-Based Medicine, Conferences and Events, Clinical News: Evidence-Based Guidelines, Vocational Corner: Getting the GIST.

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2015
President’s Corner Senate Bill 248, Five Tips for Fall Prevention, Clinical News: Traumatic Brain Injury and Endocrine Dysfunction, Personal Perspective: Rescue and Rehabilitation, Vocational Corner: Laws that Support People in Their Quest for Work.

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2015
Cognitive rehabilitation, Lessons learned after the outbreak, Task analysis, Returning to work after injury.

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2014
Post-traumatic amnesia, Sensory integration in the classroom, Key to improvement 2014: Employee survey results, Motivation. Persistence. Success. Meet David Abrams, Encouraging school success.

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2014
How brain injury affects the family, Surviving summer, Recreational helmets for children, It takes a village, After graduation: Negotiation young adulthood, Young adult program: Success in the workplace, Special education: Help for students with TBI navigating the education maze, Understanding the pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale, Intervention strategies for unwanted behaviors, Is your child ready to stay home alone?

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2014
Computer assisted cognitive retraining, Deficits with aging, Examples of Neuroplasticity, Survivor Perspective – Danny Girolomo II, Food for Thoughts

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2013
Assessing visual deficits in individuals with traumatic brain injury, The neuroplasticity timeline, Neuroplasticity in the intact brain, Neuroplasticity after acquired brain injury, Survivor Perspective – Matt Goldstein

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2013
Executive functioning Part 2, Disorders of consciousness, Michigan’s new sports concussion law, Sympathetic storming, Survivor Perspective – Nick Jones

Rainbow Visions – Spring 2013
Executive functioning Part 1, Components of a successful day treatment program, 30 year retrospective, Treating spasticity with baclofen,
Survivor Perspective – Nadia Solomon-Searcy

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2012
Substance abuse treatment in brain injury rehabilitation programs, Storing and disposing of medications, Serial casting, Survivor Perspective – Julia Fox Garrison

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2012
Special Olympians at Rainbow, How brain injury affects the family, Help for students with traumatic brain injuries, Vestibular therapy, When to call the doctor,
Survivor Perspective – Andrea Vellinga

Rainbow Visions – Spring 2012
Kinesiology tape in therapy, Rainbow’s continuum of care, TBI Services and Prevention Committee update, TBI quiz, Young adult programming, Pneumonia prevention

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2011
Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory, Swallowing disorders, Medical marijuana, Survivor Perspective – Katie Beauchamp

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2011
Penetrating traumatic brain injuries, Making connections with children, Assistive devices in rehabilitation, Voc services in the rehabilitation continuum, Survivor Perspective – Mary Collier

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2011
Reducing agitation and aggression after TBI, Choosing the right summer program, Promoting great oral care, Whooping cough, Yoga therapy, Therapeutic ultrasound[/toggle]

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2010
Guardianship, Coping with headache, Understanding concussion, Athletics and concussion, Improving communication with art therapy, Survivor Perspective – Bill Peters

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2010
Surviving summer, The health care reform law, Music therapy, Enhancing traditional therapy with video games, Survivor Perspective – Nico Forgione

Rainbow Visions – Spring 2010
Skin and wound care, Disability and barriers to sexual expression, Portable profiles, Memory loss, Survivor Perspective – Nick Rakovalis

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2009
Superbugs, The effects of progesterone on brain injury, Accessible living, Neuro-IFRAH Therapy

Rainbow Visions – Spring/Summer 2009
Pediatric summer programming, Aquatic therapy, The Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2009
Improving Behaviors-a practical look at functional behavioral analysis, Autonomic dysreflexia

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2008
Clinical news on depression, Vocational therapy, A review of antidepressant medications

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2008
Interdisciplinary therapy case studies, Recreational therapy, Susceptibility weighted imaging

Rainbow Visions – Spring 2008
Sleepless after TBI, Physical therapy, TBI Mental Health Support-The five stages of change, A nutritional approach to sleep disorders

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2008
Influenza vaccines for children, Sports concussion crisis, After Graduation-Negotiating young adulthood 

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2007
Returning to work after TBI, Trusts and Guardianship, PTSD, An Interview with Lee Woodruff

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2007
Tracheostomy care, Ultrasound and electrical stimulation, NeuroRehab Campus open house

Rainbow Visions – Spring 2007
Cognitive therapy, Treatment of dual diagnosis TBI and PTSD, Helmet Technology Advances

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2007
The obesity/diabetes connection, Television-Assessing the effects on children, Unwanted behaviors, Recreational helmets

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2006

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2006

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2006

Rainbow Visions – Spring 2006

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2005

Rainbow Visions – Winter 2005

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2005

Rainbow Visions – Spring 2005

Rainbow Visions – Fall 2004

Rainbow Visions – Summer 2004