Brain Based Therapies:
The goal of Brain Based Therapies is to try to optimize the neurological pathways in your brain and spinal cord through neuroplasticity, so that you can function at the highest level for your particular condition. Different modalities including; eye exercises, vestibular therapy, sensory stimulation, electrical stimulation, visual and auditory stimulation, and cognitive exercises can be used to stimulate under functioning areas of the brain or inhibit over functioning areas of the brain.
Depending on your condition, a combination of specific eye exercises (saccades, pursuits, Optokinetic and gaze stabilization) may be used to help restore and repair brain function that was compromised due to injury or degeneration. Changes in eye motions are seen in many brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.
Vestibular therapy is a form of rehabilitation that helps to stabilize a patients gaze, posture, balance and gait. Often times, these exercises will include combinations of head and body movement in concert with eye exercises. Stable gaze, posture, balance and gait are so vital to our every day function that many types of injuries, conditions and disease processes can benefit from vestibular therapy.
Manual therapies include joint and muscle mobilization that range from massage, myofascial release techniques, stretching, joint mobilization, and specific chiropractic manipulation. These therapies help to restore normal range of motion, decrease pain, reduce scar tissue and improve vascular and lymphatic flow.
Focused light in specific wavelengths have been shown to stimulate tissue to increased oxygenation and energy production of the cells to increase tissue repair, decrease inflammation and increase blood delivery to tissues.
The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a research-based training program that helps children and adults overcome attention, memory, and coordination limitations. IM works for people of all ages who have a variety of conditions affecting their cognitive and physical abilities.