Our cutting-edge, Gold Standard diagnostic tools, along with our comprehensive bedside Neurologic Consult and Examination allows us to quantify the neurologic dysfunction that the client presents with.  These tools provide us with the data that assist us in developing an innovative and individualized treatment plan for our neurologically compromised clients.

 

VIDEONYSTAGMOGRAPHY (VNG)

VNG allows us to record and quantify eye movements. Impaired eye movements are an important part of the clinical picture in most neurological conditions.  People who have incurred head trauma (concussion), whiplash or have a movement disorder like Parkinson Disease, Alzheimer Disease, Early onset Dementia have impaired eye movements that can be detected on a VNG assessment. Thorough assessment of eye movements is a tool that the doctors use to quantify the severity or extent of the underlying disorder.  It is a critical step in the restoration of neurologic function. We use the VNG system in assessment and in neurological rehab protocols.

SACCADOMETER TESTING

Measures Saccades; Fast Eye Movements.  Saccades provide for us the primary system to generate visual maps of our world.  Saccades are predominantly “generated” by the Frontal Lobes.  Cognitive disorders like Alzheimer Disease, Dementia commonly show dysfunctional saccadic eye movements.  Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are notorious for compromising the saccade system.  We use the Saccadometer system in assessment and in neurological rehab protocols.

COMPUTERIZED ASSESSMENT OF POSTURAL STABILITY (CAPS)

AKA: Dynamic Posturography

CAPS assess the client’s postural stability.  We measure whole-body sway in different head positions on different platforms to understand how the 3 sensory systems responsible for our postural stability are working harmoniously or in disharmony.  The inner ear system (The Vestibular System), the Proprioceptive System (the sensors found in the joints, muscles and tendons) and the Visual System work in unison to provide the brain with the most accurate real time feedback about the client’s postural reflexes.  We use the CAPS system in assessment and in neurological rehab protocols.

NEUROSENSORY INTEGRATION (NSI)

Neurosensory Integration allows us to measure and train all neurologic functions including vision, balance, coordination, hand speed, eye speed, spatial orientation and global neurologic function.  We use the NSI system in assessment and in neurological rehab protocols.

INTERACTIVE METRONOME (IM)

Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures & improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance. We use the IM system in assessment and in neurological rehab protocols.

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