Why brain based rehabilitation?
The brain is made up of a network of millions of cells called neurons. Neurons connect to each other to build circuits. Each connection is made up of two neurons and an immune or “glial” cell.
Symptoms happen when these circuits are damaged or the immune cell is affected. When a circuit is damaged, your brain will attempt to right the course automatically, taking its best guess at compensating for the injury with other connections.
Sometimes these compensatory connections aren’t ideal.
How are compensations made?
Our brain uses our senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, and gravity to learn where the world is, and where you are in relation to it. If the systems that sense ourselves and our world aren’t accurate, your brain will compensate with new connections that may have errors.
Your brain’s best guess for the right connections may cause symptoms as side effects. When healing from a brain inury, those changes in neuroplasticity need to be guided.
Our NeuroRehab Program Offers:
Discover dysfunctional areas of your brain
Retrain and refine fundamental brain reflexes
Develop and fine tune neurological pathways
Strengthen pathways for endurance & performance
Brain injuries can be metabolic without a traumatic cause. Our program has helped patients with neurological after-effects of chronic inflammatory, viral, and bacterial infections.
- Chronic Lyme Disease
- Tick Borne Illness
- Post-COVID Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
Did you know that stopping short unprepared from just 10mph is enough to cause a mild concussion?
It’s highly likely that any whiplash injury has some level of brain injury.
Our program has improved these symptoms, even over 18 months post accident.
Brain injuries can result when fragile brain tissue is twisted or stretched.
They damage pathways that allow your brain to navigate the world symptom free. Those pathways need to be regrown and retrained.
Our approach has helped patients become self aware, get out of pain, manage sensory input, improve balance, regulate emotions, and think clearly.
When the brain is neither accurate nor precise, we find ourselves constantly correcting for subconscious errors made by the brain.
This can also cause subtle dysautonomia, causing larger fluctuation between sympathetic and parasympathetic states.
This is exhausting. Let’s improve brain function.
The bottom of the brainstem houses parts of the brain that regulate your autonomic nervous system and vagus nerve output.
There are specific areas above it that regulate reflexes that control the function of these autonomic centers.
We see this often in combination with concussions and now post-COVID syndrome. Our approach targets those reflexes to help your brain control autonomic fluctuation.
Vertigo and dizziness can involve injuries and/or dysfunction to the neck and/or the inner ear.
The sensation of movement typically results from a sensory mismatch between your eyes, your inner ear, and feedback from muscles and joints. Our evaluation helps determine which systems are responsible.
Anxiety and depression have been shown in the literature to be more associated with the energy threshold of certain parts of the brain, rather than due to a deficiency of any specific neurotransmitter.
Improving the strength of these areas of the brain, improving your brain’s accuracy in perceiving the world, and improving your brain’s ability to cope with the challenges has been effective with these conditions.
Additionally, we have also seen improvement with these cases using our functional medicine and functional wellness programs.
Head and face pain are particularly common and can have a number of causes.
There are reflexes between your upper neck, eyes, and inner ear. When one area is dysfunctional, the others will have to compensate, potentially causing headaches or migraines.
Often times, the cause can be aberrant functioning of the autonomic nervous system. This can be exceedingly frustrating or disabling.
Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative conditions are often challenging to have and to treat.
The goal of treatment is to slow the progression through an evidence based nutritional approach and to improve brain functionality as seen viable in our examination.
We have seen improvement in patients’ cognition, memory, walking, mood, and overall quality of life.
Movement disorders tend to improve when sensory-motor mismatches between the basal ganglia, sensory cortex, motor cortex, and the cerebellum are resolved.
Your brain depends on accurate maps to know how to navigate the world.
Strokes and transient ischemic attacks involve the loss of neurons due to a bleed of some sort.
The key with rehabilitation is to help guide the compensation from viable neurons adjacent to the lost neurons.
The cause of chronic pain syndromes like Fibromyalgia is believed to involve changes within the brain and spinal cord, and can be improved by the biopsychosocial model of pain science.
In our evaluations, we have noticed that these pain findings are not in isolation, but also are accompanied by inaccuracies in brain function.
We are currently accepting new patients.
During your complimentary consultation we help you determine which of these programs are best for you.