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What To Expect

Comprehensive Neurological Treatment

Initial Visit (New Patient Exam):

We know that it is important for you to understand how we work and what we do. Prior to your initial visit, all patient intake forms and paperwork must be submitted. Dr. Gabella will thoroughly review your medical history, labs, and diagnostic tests to prepare for your initial exam. Plan on spending two hours at your first appointment where you will undergo a comprehensive neurological exam and discuss your treatment options. You will receive extensive neurological testing, a detailed physical examination, and treatment during your initial visit. During this visit, it is also your time to ask questions and gain a better grasp of how Functional Neurology is capable of treating the cause of your symptoms and restoring optimal brain function.

Dr. Gabella will discuss your examination findings, your current health condition, what she believes may be contributing to your symptoms, and what you can expect in future visits. Dr. Gabella will prescribe a detailed treatment plan unique to your condition and individual needs. The recommended number of visits varies from patient to patient and often can’t be determined until the 2nd treatment session. A patient’s anticipated rate of recovery is dependent on several factors. One of the most important factors is the ability of the patient’s nervous systems to change and adapt when stimulated. Dr. Gabella will determine this as she treats you and rechecks your neurological deficits.

Treatment phase:

The information gathered from your detailed medical history, comprehensive physical examination, and baseline neurological tests provide us with a detailed picture of the strengths and weaknesses within your nervous system. We use this information to create a precise and effective treatment plan designed to promote positive neuroplasticity and change the way your brain processes and transmits constant information.

Treatment consists of a combination of modalities that activate targeted brain structures. After determining the specific neuronal pools that are deficient, precise stimulation utilizing multiple modalities and exercises can be performed to re-map and re-calibrate brain connections. Treatment plans are very complex and tailored to each individual’s nervous system. Modes of stimulation can include but not limited to:

 

  • Vestibular Stimulation
  • Gait/ Walking Rehabilitation
  • Balance Training
  • Eye-movement (Oculomotor) Exercises
  • Visual (environmental grid) Re-mapping
  • Auditory Therapy (Tone pacer)
  • Repetitive Peripheral Somatosensory Electrical Stimulation (RPSS)
  • Neurofeedback & Neuromodulation
  • Neuro-Sensorimotor integration Equipment (NSI)
  • Eye-Hand Coordination & Visual Motor Training
  • Physiotherapy Modalities
  • Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS)
  • Visual (environmental grid) Re-mapping
  • Proprioception & Vibrational Therapy
  • Gravity Sensing Recalibration Maneuvers (Dysautonomia & Orthostatic Intolerance)
  • Memory Training & Cognitive Exercises
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
  • Brain Beats (Metronome)

Follow Up Care:

Our office sees both local patients as well as patients from around the world. No matter where you live, we are here to assist your recovery process even after your in-clinic treatment is complete. All patients are provided with detailed instructions for at-home exercises and they are able to contact our office at any time with questions. We return all phone calls and respond to every email to assist you in your commitment to improving your health and neurological function.

At Precision Brain Center we believe in empowering our patients to regain control over their current health state and commit to achieving better brain performance.  One way this is accomplished is by prescribing individualized at-home exercises, so patients can have the tools and resources to continue improving each day, without having to be dependent on coming into our office.

 

 

Summary of How We Work

Finding the Cause:

We use functional neurology to synchronize the firing pattern of brain structures that are under- or over-active. Our clinical approach to treatment utilizes sensory and motor stimulation, specific therapies, individualized eye & vestibular exercises, physical modalities, dietary & nutritional modifications, along with targeted lifestyle adjustments, to restore neurotransmitter chemistry and physiological brain function.

Good brain health is the foundation for which all physical, mental, and emotional well-being is dependent upon. The Brain is the master control center over all other body systems. Maintaining a healthy brain is the wisest long-term investment anyone could make.

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