Neurostimulation

Neurostimulation provides low levels of electrical stimulation to the brain via Brainstem nerves or peripherally using an antidromic stimulation.  The non-invasive well researched nature of these treatments allow patients to receive it in the most comfortable way.

TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT-CURRENT STIMULATION (tDCS)

Galvanic (tDCS) is unlike any other current as it has polarity specific effects on neurons.  TDCS changes firing threshold and can produce long lasting after effects which causes neurons to fire by increasing “neuronal excitability”. These impulses travel throughout the brain and activate or reactivate neurons and structures involved in human function.

Primitive Inhibitory Reflexes are the building blocks to brain development.

 

2 y/o patient with hypoxic brain injury receiving tDCS which relay signals via the spinal cord to the extensor muscles for balance during walking.

This is being paired with the Labyrinthine/Righting Primitive Inhibitory Reflex

PONS STIMULATION

Electrical stimulation on the tongue as a direct route to the cranial nerves and brain stem.  An effective way to enhance neuroplasticity.

Individuals with communication disorders, such as aphasia, exhibit weak auditory cortex responses to speech sounds and language impairments. Previous studies have demonstrated that pairing vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with tones or tone trains can enhance both the spectral and temporal processing of sounds in auditory cortex, and can be used to reverse pathological primary auditory cortex 

Successful treatment for balance impaired individuals in stroke, Parkinson, PSP, MSA, ALZ and more.  We pair them with a cognitive and balance task. 

6 year old child with ADHD and Expressive Language Disorder receiving PONS stimulation to improve speech and pronunciation and inhibit the rooting reflex.

VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

Non-invasive Vagus nerve stimulation for those with Parkinson’s, Tremor, Autism, ADHD, NDP, Speech, Cognition, memory and more.

Those with communication disorders, such as aphasia, exhibit weak auditory cortex responses to speech sounds and language impairments. Previous studies have demonstrated that pairing vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with tones or tone trains can enhance both the spectral and temporal processing of sounds in auditory cortex, and can be used to reverse pathological primary auditory cortex.

Research also reveals increase Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factors (BDNF) post vagal stimulation.

Aquired Brain Injury patient taking a break from gait rehab but still receiving Vagus Nerve Stimulation

 

TRIGEMINAL NERVE STIMULATION

Provides neuroprotective effects in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.  Increases cerebral blood vessels and increases blood perfusion.

TNS is used to help treat those with Concussion, Migraine, facial nerve pain, Vertigo, Dizziness, Brain fog, post stroke etc.

TNS causes cerebro-vasodilation through the trigemino-cerebrovascular system and trigemino-parasympathetic reflex. 

 

Patient with Post Concussion Symptoms receiving trigeminal nerve stimulation which has been approved to reduce headache, dizziness and brain fog whilst  doing Vestibular Therapy concurrently.