Australia/NZ Patient Videos

Chronic neurological dysfunction produced by stroke and brain injury has long been thought to be irreversible. A new scientific discovery by the INR, as documented in the videos below, now promises to change current thinking about the potential for recovery of function, even years after the acute event. Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.

Literature references:

Tobinick, E., N.M. Kim, G. Reyzin, H. Rodriguez-Romanacce, and V. Depuy, Selective TNF Inhibition for Chronic Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury : An Observational Study Involving 629 Consecutive Patients Treated with Perispinal Etanercept. CNS Drugs, 2012. 26(12): p. 1051-70.

Ignatowski, T.A., R.N. Spengler, K.M. Dhandapani, H. Folkersma, R.F. Butterworth, and E. Tobinick, Perispinal etanercept for post-stroke neurological and cognitive dysfunction: scientific rationale and current evidence. CNS Drugs, 2014. 28(8): p. 679-97.


Rapid Relief of Intractable Post-Stroke Shoulder Pain 8 Years After Intracerebral Hemorrhage, February 2017

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR. Copyright 2017 INR PLLC, all rights reserved.


From Gold Coast, Australia to the INR Los Angeles, June 2015

Patient and his family flew from the Gold Coast, eight months after his stroke left him with chronic post-stroke pain, spasticity and movement difficulties, that had failed to resolve despite intensive rehabilitation. Treatment at the Institute of Neurological Recovery was given in June 2015 resulting in immediate improvement. The final portion of the video depicts the patient speaking with both Drs. Kim and Tobinick at the INR, describing his sustained improvement through one week.

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


Immediate improvement in chronic post-stroke visual impairment 11 months after stroke, patient from NSW, June 2015

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


Krystal visits the INR in Los Angeles, February 2015.

Krystal traveled from Australia to the INR Los Angeles and was treated in February 2015.

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


From Queensland and Invercargill to the INR in Boca Raton, Florida September 11, 2014 

Two families, one from Queensland, Australia and the other from Invercargill, New Zealand, discuss their spouses improvements following treatment within the past week at the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Boca Raton, 5 years and 3 years after stroke, respectively. Begins with husband discussing his wife Katie’s improvements following treatment, and the reduced caregiver burden.

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


“I lift my arm so high”

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


From Melbourne, Australia to the INR Boca Raton, Florida November 2014

More than 4 years after his acquired brain injury and stroke, a son and his mother travel from Melbourne, Australia to the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Boca Raton, Florida for treatment.

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


From Invercargill, New Zealand nearly 3 years after stroke

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


Rapid improvement 10 years after brain injury

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


From Dunedin, New Zealand to the INR Los Angeles, June 2014

Rapid neurological recovery beginning within minutes, 1.5 years after stroke in a patient from New Zealand. The patient’s wife describes improvement in walking ability, language abilities, sensation, vision, hearing, taste, etc.

Dave and Brenda’s story has made the news in New Zealand. The story is published in the Otago Daily Times:
Rising to the challenge of a stroke by Eileen Goodwin on Sunday, July 6, 2014:
“A Dunedin man thought to be the first New Zealander to undergo innovative stroke treatment in the United States believes it has improved his speech and walking, while reducing fatigue and pain….”

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.


“Before I just sleep … now I’m awake” From Sydney to the INR, November 2014

More than 5 years after his stroke, a husband and wife travel from Sydney, Australia, to the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Boca Raton, Florida, for treatment.

Disclaimer: Individual results vary, not all patients respond. Additional doses may be necessary to maintain the clinical response. Treatment for these indications is innovative (“off-label”). Please see the Terms of Use. The method of off-label treatment utilized is a patented invention of the INR.