Who am I?

I’m an Occupational Therapist and Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist on a mission to provide stroke survivors with better care. I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in May of 2017. Shortly after graduating, I traveled around the United States in an RV, working as a travel therapist before moving back to my hometown of Chattanooga.

Why Stroke Survivors?

My grandmother had a stroke in 2019, and it completely changed my perspective on healthcare. It was an extremely traumatic event for her and our family. Throughout the whole experience, we felt like a burden to the staff. The healthcare professionals used medical jargon that even I had trouble understanding. There was no way my 82-year old grandmother understood what happened.

Unfortunately, I quickly found out that our experience is extremely common. This cemented my belief that the U.S. healthcare system is broken. Coming to this realization lit a fire under me. Stroke survivors and their families deserve better.

Portrait of Elyse looking up outside on a warm summer day.

Why My Practice is Different

I’ve watched insurance companies dictate all aspects of recovery too many times. They give you generic therapists who prescribe generic plans of care. They set your number of therapy visits, after which you’re deemed “recovered.” Their decisions are guided by cost, not your therapist, and certainly not your progress.

So I came up with a different solution.

From the get-go, I decided not to accept insurance. I know this eliminates many folks who rely on insurance to pay for their medical costs. To help offset this, I provide as much free recovery education and tips online as possible.

But by doing this, I can provide truly individualized care to you without visit number limitations. Therapy stops when you say.

What's Next?

I continually talk with stroke survivors across the world and they’ve exposed so many unmet needs that conventional healthcare systems aren’t meeting. I’m currently trying to figure out how to help fill these needs while traversing regulation hurdles. If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.

Thanks for visiting,