Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries
Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are often improperly managed and poorly treated by conventional care.
The wide variety of physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms seen in concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries are often not associated with actual visible pathology that can be imaged with CT scans or MRI, and the deficits are more functional in nature.
Functional neurology utilizes a wide array of diagnostic tools including gait, visual, vestibular, and ocular-motor assesments to determine where the functional deficits are stemming from, and aims to correct them, providing relief from what are sometimes debilitation symptoms including:
dizziness & vertigo
anxiety & depression
Did you know?
In order for our brain to know where our body is in space, and where the environment is in relation to ourselves, we rely on visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive stimuli. Following a concussion, these pathways of information often get confused in the brain, leading to a wide variety of debilitating symptoms involving balance, vision, and preception.
Functional neurology helps to identify exactly what types of information is getting confused, and uses precise techniques to correct the misinterpretation of information in the brain.