Functional Neurology is a cutting edge approach to Neurological Rehabilitation
What makes our approach different?
Everything we do at Gabella Brain and Spine Clinic is based on scientific evidence. We use the same therapies other medical professionals use, the same diagnostic parameters, and look at the same biomarkers but we differ in how we combine them all together. A lot of people can bake a cake and we all might use the exact same sugar, eggs, butter, and flour, but some cakes just come out more delicious than others. Simply put, we use the very same ingredients everyone else does, but with our recipe, it comes out from the oven in a very unique, delightful manner.
The brain receives inputs from all sensory systems and must use that information efficiently to accurately construct meaningful responses. When the brain cannot integrate the information it receives, the result is an inaccurate model of the environment and an inability to function well in it.
Individuals that have a sensory and motor integration disorder can utilize our neurological rehabilitation approach to improve their brain’s ability to receive and process information. Our approach to neurological rehabilitation puts a heavy emphasis of creating precision and accuracy in eye movements and vestibular networks because these specific pathways can travel through out the entire brain and activate almost all surrounding structures. The surrounding structures often carry out higher cortical functions such as memory, cognition, intelligence, and emotions which seem completely unrelated to eye movements and balance but in reality are linked by heavy overlap. This is the reason why a person’s balance, gait, emotions, cognition, energy level, happiness, perception of pain, sports performance, ability to think clearly, and all other higher level cortical functions are dependent on the accuracy of eye movements and vestibular integration.
The hard wired overlap between eye movement pathways and the vestibular system to all other Human functions is what allows us to harness neuroplasticity and directly activate under-functioning brain structures.