The symptoms one suffers is dependent on their pre-existing health, number and type of head injuries. We see those suffering from Sports related concussion, vehicle and work related injuries.
- Some may develop dizziness, migraines, vertigo, confusion, brain fog, fatigue, and more.
- Through the Vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), the vestibular system and cerebellum control the ‘stability’ of eye movement to allow for clear vision during head movement.
- If the VOR is compromised following a concussion, you may also suffer from disequilibrium, blurry vision, double vision and more.
The vestibular system is not about shaking your head…. it’s about stabilizing images ‘as’, you have a head movement
Videonystagmography (VNG) testing is required in order to prescribe appropriate and accurate vestibular exercises.
The PCS program consists of a 1.5 hour initial evaluation and includes the following:
- Full neurological and Vestibular exam
- Balance & Gait assessment
- Cognitive test
- Videonystagmography (VNG) testing
- Computerized Balance Testing
- Dysautonomia symptoms – Autonomic Testing and measurements of Vagus and heart rate variability (Tilt Table testing)
- PONS stimulation
- Vagus Nerve Stimulation
- Trigeminal Nerve stimulation
- Vestibular Rehab
- Neuro Sensorimotor Therapy
- Cognitive Rehab (Improve mental fatigue, brain fog)
- Balance and Gait training
- Interactive Metronome
A Patient with Post Concussion receiving Optokinetic stimulation (mimics environment while performing a visual vestibular task, stabilized targets to inhibit unwanted eye movements) paired with Vagus stimulation and balance.
The Neuro Sensorimotor Integrator mimics a real world environmental stimulus however, some may begin on a smaller visual field.
A Post Concussion patient on the Neuro Sensorimotor performing an eye-hand coordination while stabilizing her balance.
PCS patient watching OPK stimulation. She needs to be able to stabilize her gaze with a moving background.
Patient with PCS performing balance targeting training based on the findings from her computerized balance test.