Our brains are constantly changing, learning from our experiences - good or bad.
A modality practised by Dr Cassie Atkinson-Quinton, Chiropractic Neuro-Rehab harnesses neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt and change its structure, function and connections.
Imagine walking along the same path every day for a number of years. This path is a well defined track. One day you decide to venture off the path and onto the nearby grass. Looking behind you, you wouldn’t see a path but merely footprints. If you repeat this new route every day, you would eventually create a new path.
These paths are akin to connections in the brain. The more we use a path or a brain connection, the more defined and stronger it is. Our ability to create and change the connections in our brain (neuroplasticity) is responsible for learning and memory.
Comprehensive examination includes:
- Mental status
- Visual reflexes
- Muscle tone & strength
- Range of motion
- Functional Brain Scans - Quantitative Electroencephalograms (QEEG)
Tailored brain-based therapies include:
- Tactile stimulation
- Specific joint and muscle mobilisations
- Visual tracking patterns
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Neuromodulation techniques
- Sensory tricks
- Integration of retained primitive reflexes
- Cognitive tasks and games