An Israeli-founded research and medical center for brain conditions will provide treatments valued at $1 million to support ex-Navy SEALs and other American war vets.
Aviv Clinics’s treatments include comprehensive cognitive and physical evaluations, followed by a personalized treatment protocol. It will provide cognitive and physical training, counseling, dietary coaching, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment.
The clinic is supporting troops through the nationally recognized non-profit America’s Mighty Warriors (AMW), which is dedicated to providing active military and veterans with programs to improve quality of life.
The first veterans to undergo the treatment are four former Navy SEALs who will participate in the clinic’s program from late November through January 2023, at its Florida location.
Aviv Clinics’s program has been proven to reduce symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion. Symptoms include repeated loss of consciousness, persistent headaches, vomiting, and seizures.
According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, nearly 414,000 US military members have been diagnosed with TBI since 2000. Soldiers are at risk for TBI from blast injuries from shock waves, rocket propelled grenades, IEDs and landmines.
It has been estimated that more than 50 per cent of all combat injuries are blast injuries occurring in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is where the first four Navy SEALs served.
“Our veterans sacrificed everything to protect our country and far too many come home broken; physically, emotionally and psychologically,” said David Globig, CEO of Aviv Clinics.
“Too often our veterans are told by doctors that there’s nothing else we can do. We have the best program in the country to treat our veterans – backed by research – and we are proud to partner with and support America’s Mighty Warriors’ mission to honor the sacrifices made by our nation’s troops by providing improved quality of life, helping them recover from the physical and psychological damage suffered during their service.”