What is functional neurology?
Functional neurology is an extension of chiropractic care. Chiropractors that practice functional neurology must enroll in a rigorous period of post-graduate study and board examinations in order to be certified by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.
Chiropractic Neurology treatment focus is to promote neuroplasticity to areas of the brain and nervous system that are weak or injured.
Your brain is designed to grow and change, the process by which this occurs is called plasticity. Plasticity permits us to continue to grow, learn new things, and take on new challenges throughout our lives. Chiropractic Neurology uses the principle of plasticity to teach the brain and nervous system how to function better in light of changed circumstances (e.g. stroke, brain injury, balance disorder, post-concussion syndrome).
Dr Patrick Freund, a dear friend and colleague, summarizes functional neurology and plasticity.