Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is our nervous system’s ability to grow and change. Neuroplasticity is a relatively new term developed in the early 2000s after research showed how many aspects of our brain continue to change even during adulthood. Dr. Thomas has over 300 hours of Neurology training through the Clinical Neuroscience Institute and Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Optimal You, he uses chiropractic medicine in conjunction with brain balance programs to effect real change and improvements in his patients. We use a variety of therapies to stimulate and reactivate specific neurological pathways which can be identified as deficient or dysfunctional.

What health conditions can Optimal You Brain Centers improve ?
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Academic or behavioral improvement
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cognition and focus
  • Movement disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions or migraines
  • Athletic performance
  • Balance and memory care
  • Sensory Processing disorders
  • Affect disorders
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Brain Optimization
  • Cognitive performance
  • Memory improvement

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity
At Optimal You Brain Centers, Dr. Thomas Romero provides services that work off the concept of neuroplasticity, which is the nervous system’s ability to grow and change within itself. By stimulating this process through specific treatments, we can greatly improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from a wide array of cognitive disorders, sensory-motor deficiencies, ADD/ADHD, or those individuals seeking improved memory, academic success, or athletic function. Our programs are painless and safe for all ages, using the latest, researched-based technologies and systems. Dr. Thomas Romero provides individualized diagnosis and personalized plans based on each patient’s specific neurological deficiencies.

Neuroplasticity is our nervous system’s ability to grow and change. Neuroplasticity is a relatively new term developed in the early 2000s after research showed how many aspects of our brain continue to change even during adulthood. Dr. Thomas has over 300 hours of Neurology training through the Clinical Neuroscience Institute and Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Optimal You, he uses chiropractic medicine in conjunction with brain balance programs to effect real change and improvements in his patients. We use a variety of therapies to stimulate and reactivate specific neurological pathways which can be identified as deficient or dysfunctional.

What health conditions can Optimal You Brain Centers improve ?
 
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Academic or behavioral improvement
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cognition and focus
  • Movement disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions or migraines
  • Athletic performance
  • Balance and memory care
  • Sensory Processing disorders
  • Affect disorders
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Brain Optimization
  • Cognitive performance
  • Memory improvement

Behavioral Difficulties
Although the brain was once seen as a rather static organ, it is now clear that the organization of brain circuitry is constantly changing as a function of experience. These changes are referred to as brain plasticity, and they are associated with functional changes that include phenomena such as memory and recovery of function. Recent research has shown that brain plasticity and behavior can be influenced by a myriad of factors allowing for a deeper understanding of how we can influence normal and abnormal behaviors during development. If your child has behavioral difficulties such as disruptive behaviors, aggression, depression, fits, disregard for instruction, and more. OYBC can help through non-invasive drug free therapies designed for your child to enjoy, understand, and improve.
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
Research suggests that the underlying cause of the three different variations of AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity Disorders, Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder) is very similar to that seen in the Autism Spectrum Disorders, to a lesser degree. Individual with AD/HD has difficulty engaging a part of their brain called the frontal cortex. This is the area of the brain allows us to move, pay attention, become a motivated, plan, execute, choose right from wrong, and much more. The frontal lobe of the brain integrates information from various areas of our brain that process sensory information. This is why most people with AD/HD can focus well on highly sensory-stimulating activities such as video games, or when taking medication that increases sensory processing. OYBC can help individuals with AD/HD by identifying which sensory and neurological networks are working inefficiently and provide various types of sensory and cognitive exercises to enhance processing, control, timing, coordination, and cognition. In the end, our goal is to allow the individual to achieve their goals without the use and risks associated with AD/HD medications.

ADD/ADHD
OYBC offers state of the art Drug-Free treatment for adults and children with ADD/ ADHD. Using a wide variety of technologies, we combine high researched techniques to target specific areas of the brain linked to these conditions. One of these technologies if Interactive Metronome- An evidence-based, engaging therapeutic modality that improves cognitive and motor skills. This technology is perfect for patients young and old. Using beats to stimulate auditory pathways within the brain, and visual stimuli for the participant to focus on and interact with, IM addresses critical brain timing skills. Our goal is to improve outcomes in the areas of cognitive, communicative, motor, sensory and academic performance in conditions like ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Stroke, and TBI.

With Interactive Metronome, you have the power to achieve all these goals and more
  • Follow instructions
  • Pay attention in school
  • Comprehend reading
  • Speak clearly and have conversations
  • Write legibly
  • Sit up, balance and walk
  • Play with other children nicely
  • Not have temper tantrum

Anxiety & Depression
OYBC combines the latest research in drug free therapies for Anxiety. One such example of treatment we offer for Anxiety is transcranial stimulation and Neuro Feedback Therapy.

Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
Concussion/TBI is a brain injury that changes the way the brain functions. Most of the time, structural damage does not occur and imaging of the brain like MRI and CT brain scans are usually normal, but symptoms like headaches, head pressure, confusion, fogginess, dizziness, nausea, delayed responses to questions, and memory-loss typically occur. No two head traumas are exactly the same, and due to the shape of the human skull, there is always a rotational aspect to head traumas that causes the brain to twist and damage the central or inner parts of the brain, leading to the symptoms listed above. Concussions do not always result in loss of consciousness, which is a common mistake when diagnosing.
Hypoxic Brain Injury
Hypoxic brain injury is a condition where reduced oxygen supply damages the brain. Oxygen is one of the major fuel supplies of the brain, and if absent for even a small amount of time, can lead to permanent brain cell death. Many conditions can result in a mild form of hypoxic brain injuries, such as severe asthma, anemia, the ascent from deep water dives, flying in an unpressurized cabin, and intense exercise at high altitudes. More severe cases of hypoxic brain injury stem from situations such as drowning, choking, strangulation, pre and postnatal traumatic events, smoke inhalation, drug overdoses, and shock. Symptoms can alter greatly depending on the area of the brain that is affected.
Stroke
A stroke occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to an area of the brain, leading to brain cell damage and death. There are two types of stroke. The first is from a blockage of blood flow whereas the second is from bleeding. The area of the brain that receives a lack of blood supply or is damaged by a bleed, will result in dysfunction. Some damage can recover, while some damage will remain permanent without proper treatment. Symptoms can occur rapidly, including the inability to move or feel one side of the face or body, difficulty with speech, and vertigo. This is a medical emergency. Once the patient is in a stable condition, they should consider seeking a functional brain analysis with specific brain therapy to regain function.

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Dyslexia
Dyslexia is the most common form of learning disability. The word dyslexia translate to “abnormal or difficult reading”. However, we now know that dyslexia can be much more than difficulty reading. Dyslexia can impair listening, thinking, speaking, writing, calculating, all in addition to or separate from reading. Dyslexia can be caused by altered developmental processing or acquired through an injury. Currently there are no medications that help with dyslexia. From a clinician’s perspective, identifying the cause of these difficulties is the first step to helping someone overcome their dyslexia. At OYBC, our doctors assess the entire body and nervous system and evaluate how they are working. This evaluation includes vision and hearing, the ability to process visual (eye movements) and auditory (listening tests) information, and how all of those functions integrate into the brain. Based upon the assessments, each person receives an individualize program of exercises to help them process information better, which may include eye exercises, coordination exercises, cognitive therapy, and vestibular therapy.

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder that damages the nervous system. AD usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. AD accounts for nearly 60-70% of all cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events, which is called short-term memory loss. As the disease gets worse, symptoms include effecting language, easily disoriented, mood swings, loss of motivation, inability to manage self-care, and changes in behavior or personality.
Dementia
Dementia is a disease that results in memory loss and confusion. Dementia can also slow down mental skills that can affect a person’s normal daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the nervous system that mainly affects the way a person moves and eventually affects a person's ability to think and interact with others. Commonly Parkinson’s Disease occurs when there is degeneration to an area in the brain that allows you to move when you want to move and remain still when you want to be still. Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease involve unwanted movements such as tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement and thought, digestion issues, poor balance, as well difficulty walking. As Parkinson's Disease progresses, thinking and emotional symptoms may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a disease where the immune system attacks its own healthy tissue. This usually damages the protective covering around the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. This damage will diminish the brains ability to communicate with the rest of the body. Some of the common symptoms are tingling, pins and needles or numbness, muscle weakness and spasms, increased reflexes, hard time with moving, poor balance, problems with speech or swallowing, visual problems, low energy, and pain, among many others.

Vertigo
The eyes provide a direct link to our brains. Through correcting muscle fatigue in the muscles surrounding the eyes OYBC is able to reduce dizziness and vertigo. Combining intensive balance and gait training, neuroptimetric rehabilitation, and chiropractic adjustments OYBC sees amazing results in those suffering from vertigo, dizziness, and blurred vision. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, cerebrovascular accident, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or other neurological insults. This method is used to improve cognitive and motor function by stimulating neurological pathways in the brain which may not be working to the same capacity as others. This is accomplished through a physical therapy for the eyes, which are direct pathways to the brain. Vision plays a significant role in our ability to balance, orient ourselves in space, and process movement of things in our environment. Dr. Thomas performs various tests to determine neurological pathways which are weak and then creates your personalized rehabilitation program designed to engage those specific pathways. Therefore, no two patients’ treatments are the same!

Cognitive Performance
Cognitive challenges stem from a person’s level of cognitive function, which is the mental process of understanding knowledge through thoughts, experiences, and senses. Cognitive challenges, such as forgetfulness, inability to focus, and brain fog are commonly linked to normal aging. If a person can keep their brain working at a high level, it will decrease the probability of developing these cognitive challenges. The key is to limit the factors of life that damage cognitive function, like trauma, chemical, and emotional stress, and increase the brain’s function through specific brain exercises or therapy. At OYBC we address each of these causes through combining neuroplasticity and functional medicine.

Athletic Performance
The link between athletic performance reaction timing, hand-eye coordination, and balance is ever expanding. At OYBC we combine physiotherapy, chiropractic, and neuroplasticity to improve these skills in athletes of all ages. State of the art technologies allows us to customize training to your sport. One such technology is FITLIGHT Trainer. The interactive device is a unique wireless reaction training system comprised of LED powered lights controlled by a tablet. The lights are used as targets for the user to deactivate and can be adapted and configured for all sports and training regimes. We use this technology for injury rehabilitation, athletic performance improvement, and cognitive disorders such as sensory processing. FITLIGHT is also beneficial for those wanting to improve mental capacity, perception, and concentration.

Benefits
  • Improved fine motor control & coordination
  • Increased movement & mobility
  • Enhanced focus & reaction time
  • Versatility in rehabilitation routines
  • Applicable for many injuries or age groups

Autism Spectrum of Disorders (ASD)
The Autism Spectrum of Disorders (ASD) are a group of neuro-developmental challenges that traditionally includes Autism, Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder that all have common neurological, behavioral, and learning characteristics. While every child with an ASD is different, they all have one thing in common: neurological networks of their brain are not communicating effectively with each other. This does not allow them to properly process sensory information and appropriately respond. Abnormal sensory-motor processing leads to difficulties with coordination, balance, behavior, communication, attention, and more. At OYBC, we utilize the experience of our clinical team, sophisticated assessments (when able), and cutting-edge technology to functionally “connect” an individual’s sensory-motor processing, regardless of their age. OYBC is proud to be a Certified Autism Center by IBCCES. Through this training our entire staff is well versed in how to provide the top quality of care for children and adults with ASD. We utilize personalized care to provide improved quality of life by working with the latest technologies, neuroplastic therapies, and the newest research in nutrition.

NSI treatment may be utilized for the following conditions
  • Accelerated or decelerated closed head injury
  • Strokes and cerebrovascular accidents
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash injuries or motor vehicle accidents
  • Neurological disorders
  • Balance disorders
  • Upper extremity or spinal cord injury.
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Memory Challenges

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Ticks & Tremors
Ataxia
Ataxia (meaning “without order” or “lack of order”) is a sign looked for on a neurologic exam that shows movement that is not coordination or gait that looks abnormal. This sign means that there is damage or dysfunction to the areas of the brain that control movement, balance and coordination.
Dystonia/Muscle Spasms
Dystonia means "abnormal tone" that can happen in any body part. It is a movement disorder that results in constant or sporadic muscular spasms, abnormal postures, movements that occur over and over, and twisting. Common forms of dystonia are “writer’s cramp” and “torticollis". Many causes of dystonia exist, such as, genetics, trauma, infections and certain medications.

Myoclonus
Myoclonus is a brief, uncontrolled contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. This jerky movement results from damage to the brain or spinal cord and has been linked to many diseases affecting the nervous system, such as, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and many more.
Tics
Tics are a movement disorder that cause sudden movement anywhere in the body. These movements differ from other movement disorders because the person intentionally moves. Tics are usually voluntary movements performed out of a sense of need to relieve the desire. Some examples of tics include eye blinking, throat clearing, toe curling, abdominal tensing, vocal outburst, and many more. Tourette’s syndrome is the most severe form of tic movements.
Tremor
A tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic movement of one or more body parts. It is the most common movement disorder that can affect multiple body parts. The most commonly affected areas are the hands, head, face, vocal cords, trunk, and legs. A tremor can sometimes be a sign of another neurological disorder. There are many diseases that can cause a person to have a tremor including Parkinson’s disease.

What health conditions can Optimal You Brain Centers improve ?
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Academic or behavioral improvement
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cognition and focus
  • Movement disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions or migraines
  • Athletic performance
  • Balance and memory care
  • Sensory Processing disorders
  • Affect disorders
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Brain Optimization
  • Cognitive performance
  • Memory improvement

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