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What is a brain-based model of Chiropractic Care?

 

The brain and nervous system control everything you think, feel and do, thereby controlling the health of your entire body. They are the master control centers of the body which direct and regulate the immune, digestive, cardiovascular, endocrine and musculoskeletal systems; therefore, many if not all health conditions have a brain-based component of varying degrees.

This means that regardless of whatever disease or symptoms a person is suffering from – whether it is pain, digestive disturbances, allergies, hormonal disruptions, etc. – dysfunction of the brain and nervous system are often contributing factors.

The job of the Chiropractic Neurologist is to determine, via a standardized functional neurological examination, if and how the brain and nervous system may be contributing to a person’s symptoms.

Therapy Tools

Virtualis
The world’s first motion Virtual Reality simulator for healthcare. This cutting-edge tool has a dynamic suite of exercises adaptable for a wide array of conditions ranging anywhere from vertigo, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders to stroke rehabilitation

Interactive Metronome
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures & improves the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance.

Neural Sensorimotor Integrator (NSI)
The Original Multi-Disciplinary Therapy System for Rehab. Using a 50 inch HD TV and touch screen, the NSI offers therapies to improve; Pursuits, Saccades, Eye-Hand Coordination, Visual Reaction Time, Speed and Span of Recognition, Visual-Vestibular Integration, Ocularmotor Skills, Visual Motor Skills and Neuro-Cognitive Skills

Motion Guidance
Motion guidance is a visual feedback system that involves a laser and various targets to allow for enhanced learning and instant recognition of positional awareness. This tool is designed to offer more engaging cues toward rehab goals, create a superior learning environment, reveal body awareness and skill in ways that are easy to understand and allow real-time feedback for movement range, skill, and control.

Fitlight Trainer
FITLIGHT Trainer™ is a wireless reaction training system that provides a new, dynamic and visual learning framework to enhance sensory and motor skills, identification and focus, and reactivity. It allows users to engage in functional and social learning by providing motivational exercises for the enhancement of mental capacity, perception, and concentration.

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment. When breathing under pressure, exponential levels of oxygen are able to saturate the blood system; well-beyond what the human body is normally capable of accepting. This floods their tissues with oxygen, revitalizing their cells and enhancing the body’s natural healing process.

Hyper means increased, and baric refers to pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can increase circulation and oxygenation

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency (PEMF)
The PEMF device delivers powerful, ultrashort pulses that harmlessly slop past a cell’s exterior, activation internal organelles and improves cell function. Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields is a soothing and energetic modality that can help people across the spectrum stimulate their bodies to enhance overall wellness.

Bemer
BEMER application boosts blood flow thus benefiting the body’s cardiac system, regenerative ability and mental acuity. It does this by emitting electromagnetic fields generated by weakly pulsating special multidimensional signal configuration to stimulate rhythmic contraction of small blood vessels in living organisms.

Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation
Utilizing a non-invasive nerve stimulator, out doctors can use sensory stimulation to drive specific nerve pathways and areas of the brain to enhance neurological performance.


Treatment Questions

Can the brain really be rehabilitated? Many people are surprised that the brain can be remolded to function correctly. This process is called Neuroplasticity, which means that the brain can change itself to have either more connections in one area or less connections in another.

How is it possible to get the brain to do this? Well, let’s say you are learning to play the piano. The part of your brain that controls your hands will make more connections and you would become more efficient in your ability because your brain is growing. The challenge for patients is getting the correct part of the nervous system treated. So often people are treated with a protocol instead of a tailor-made plan that impacts them in the specific way that they need treated.

What types of treatments will create Neuroplasticity? Brain connections can be modulated using any of your five senses or thought; therefore we can use any therapy that will affect sight, sound, smell, taste or touch/movement. To do this correctly we use very specific brain-based therapies and have several tools that we utilize in order to help improve brain function. With specific brain-based therapies, each person who comes to our center for care may be treated with one or sometimes all the tools. Every treatment is individualized and known as our Healthy Brain Now™ treatment plan that is based off your specific exam findings.

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