We treat the underlying cause. Research has shown we can grow neuronal pathways using multi-modal applications.
Prepare for an 1.5 hour advanced neurological, vestibular, balance and cognitive exam. INcluded is VNG tracking to evaluate your entire vestibular system, and right eye testing.
Your Treatment will depend based on all your exam findings. All medical referrals will receive a detailed report.
TREATMENT INCLUDES –
- Neuro-Stimulation – PONS/trigiminal stimulation tVNS Vagus, Repetitive Somato Sensory Stimulation
- Neurosensory Integrator – eye hand speed, neuro-cognitive etc
- Cold laser
- Trigger point therapy (suboccipital neuralgia)
- Customized postural, gait exercises
- Interactive Metronome
- Customized Vestibular Exercises – prescribed based on VNG findings
- Optokinetics moving environment w/ stabilized targets
- Repetitive Peripheral Somatosensory Stimulation received training in the United States in these RPSS therapeutic modalities.
We use PONS, RPSS, transcutaneous vagus (VNS) and trigeminal nerve stimulation for those affected by: vestibular and cerebellar disorders, movement disorders, concussion, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, post-stroke, MS and more.
We use Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation for those affected by balance disorders, post stroke rehab.
Optokinetic Stimulation which is used in gait rehab, concussion, post-stroke, balance etc to metabolically “wake-
Stimulate your entire brain.
Neurosesnsory Integrator is designed to offer a host of therapy procedures to a wide range of patients requiring visual or neuro therapy following:
- ADHD, ADD, Neurodevelopmental,
- Diffuse Axonal Injury,
- Neurological Disorders,
- Vestibular Balance Disorders
The programmable instrument offers procedures to improve; Pursuits, Saccades, Eye-Hand Coordination, Visual Reaction Time, Speed and Span of Recognition, Visual-Vestibular Integration, Ocular motor Skills, Visual Motor Skills and Neuro-Cognitive Skills.
– Cognitive tasks – working memory, auditory, visual, and verbal
– Memory Saccades
– Go no go (inhibition)
– Balance Targeting
*SCREEN CAN BE LOWERED TO SITTING OR WHEEL CHAIR LEVEL*
NEUROSENSORY INTEGRATOR – brain training
Interactive Metronome: an auditory-visual platform engages the patient and promotes synchronization within the brain. Did you know that your brain has an “internal clock” that keeps time? Temporal processing (timing in the brain) is responsible for detecting where a sound is coming from as sound hits one ear microseconds before the other for focusing attention, reading comprehension, remembering information, processing speech, motor coordination, and several other human capabilities.
By addressing timing in the brain with Interactive Metronome (IM) alongside functional neurological interventions you are not only addressing areas of ability that impact achievement and independence but also the heart of the problem. this addresses the deficient neural timing within and between regions of the brain that are underlying many of the problems you are working on in therapy.
Working Memory Rehab
Working memory is a central problem for those with
Autism, ADHD, learning disorders
auditory and visual processing disorders.
helps us stay involved in something longer,
keep more things in mind while performing a task.
allows us to resist distractions and inhibit impulsive choices. Exercises will include eye hand and cognitive tasks to increase cognitive and mental speed.
associated with low learning outcomes
constitute a high risk factor for educational underachievement for children. Autistic children will learn how to produce a conversation.
For those with working memory impairments, brain based rehab is absolutely essential to be successful academically and socially. Training builds neuroplasticity in cognitive abilities, processing speed, and comprehension.
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