Neurological disorders are of two main types: neurodegenerative and functional. Neurodegenerative disorders are associated with a pathological process that causes a decline in the function of the affected part of the nervous system over time. Alzheimer Dementia and Parkinson Disease are examples. The earlier the diagnostic evaluation of the underlying dysfunction can be performed, the more likely it is that the degenerative process can be slowed and hopefully restore some of the lost function.
Functional disorders are related to lack of neuronal regulation. Attention Deficit Disorder is a common example. Once the deregulation is understood, then an intervention can be planned to correct the underlying dysfunction.
Dr Kris and Dr Trent are both board eligible in neurology. Both have taken additional training in Childhood Developmental Disorders. In addition, Dr Kris has taken advanced training in movement disorders.
Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremors, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ( ALS)
Auto-immune Disorders: Multiple Sclerosis ( MS)
Memory Disorders: Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia.
Concussion: All of our physicians are certified to diagnose and care for concussed individuals including return to play. Our concussion program is comprehensive and addresses all aspect of the concussed individuals injury and holistic approaches to recovery. For more information on concussion visit: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/index.html
Childhood Developmental Disorders ( Many adults also suffer from these disorders and are helped with NFB):
Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disorders, Oppositional Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders – Meltdowns, Anger Outbursts, Aggressiveness, Anxiety and Depression. Epilepsy.
This is a sample list even if you can't find your condition we can still help you!
Diagnostic and Therapy Interventions
We select our Diagnostic and Therapy Interventions depending on the type of problem(s) you have. These Interventions include the following:
Quantitative analysis of electrical brain activity is a non-evasive tool used to measure brain activity. This tool assists in the diagnosis of brain disorders such as ADD, anxiety, seizures, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders and depression. It is also used to aid in selecting the appropriate Neurofeedback treatment protocol relating to these disorders.
Test of Variable Attention (TOVA) is a standardized test used to measure attention span and impulsivity. The standard base-line is norm-referenced, or relative to one’s gender and age. It helps form an objective evaluation in order to better measure the degree of ADD problems and their remediation when treated with successful therapy, including that of NFB.
A non-invasive, evidence based therapy that helps the brain learn self-regulation. Poor nerve regulation will produce a variety of symptoms including: ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, reading impairment, auditory processing issues, OCD, ODD, sensory integration, addictions, migraines, seizures, autism spectrum, Tourette’s, tics and dementia. NFB has also been very effective in relieving symptoms of traumatic brain injury and stroke. Explore more about Neurofeedback:https://www.isnr.org/neurofeedback-introduction
Dr Kris is board certified in neurofeedback ( BCN). To provide the best care to our patients, Dr Kris consults with Dr Rob Coben, PhD, a leading NFB researcher on each patient’s EEG results to develop the best, individualized neurofeedback intervention. Explore more about our approach to restoring brain function: http://www.integrated-neuro.com/589-2/
Functional Neurology Exercises
A thorough neurological exam will reveal areas of the brain that are not functioning or networking efficiently. Exercises will be recommended to facilitate the brain’s connections. Explore more: Hope Restored
The brain needs proper fuel, micro nutrient support and a peaceful non inflamed environment in order to function properly. Laboratory evaluation is often needed to help find the proper intervention.