What is functional neurology? How does it work?
The human brain is designed to constantly grow and change throughout life. The brain has the ability to reorganize itself to adapt and adjust to new circumstances. This is neuroplasticity. Every human with a brain possesses this capability.
Functional neurology is rehabilitation treatment provided by chiropractors – who possess specialized knowledge and tools – that work to harness the power of neuroplasticity to improve outcomes where conventional chiropractic or medical care cannot help.
Using the most up to date evidence-based methods, supported by the latest available research, clinical methods and equipment, your chiropractor can provide a personalized therapy plan to maximize neurological and musculo-skeletal rehabilitation. Complimentary chiropractic care is also provided where indicated.
Chiropractors practicing functional neurology must enroll in a rigorous period of post-graduate study and pass board examinations in order to be certified by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and attain the designation DACNB.
Dr. Patrick Freund, a dear friend and colleague, summarizes functional neurology and plasticity.
What kind of therapy should I expect?
Treatment plans are individualized, as we are unique in our challenges, needs and goals. There are many different therapies and exercises that are applicable in different combinations and variations. We work with each individual to figure out the right combination of intensity, duration, frequency, and type of exercise to evoke plasticity. We have many options available, some of which are detailed below.
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Neuromuscular Re-Education
- Eye-Training Exercises
- Diet Counseling
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Strength, Speed, Agility Training
- Low Level Light Therapy
- Non-Invasive Neuro-Modulation (NINM)
- Orthopedic Exercises
- Reflex Remediation and Restoration
- Rhythmic Movement and Patterning Therapy
- Sensory-Motor Integration Therapy
- Vision Acuity Therapy
- Referrals to psychotherapy and CBT