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Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine

Dr. Alex has advanced training in neurological rehabilitation for varying disorders including, but not limited to delayed neurological development,  Autism, ADHD, movement disorders, post-concussion, mild stroke rehabilitation, and balance/vertigo problems. He combines the above with clinical nutrition (functional medicine) for an overall encompassing look into your health to help overcome chronic health problems.

To learn more go to www.hmlfunctionalcare.com to learn more and Dr. Alex’s areas of specialty.

Functional Neurology

Functional Neurology builds on basic neuroscience and uses various strategies to improve or re-establish optimal neurological functions.

For many individuals who have dealt with neurological or cognitive impairments, we can provide carefully determined cautious and safe care that holds the prospect of potentially improving neurological function.  We now know the brain can change (called neuroplasticity). This means your brain cells can grow, form new connections and even induce new neurons to form! There are many, many separate and distinct areas of your brain and nervous system and they all need to, directly and indirectly, communicate with one another. When there is a breakdown in this communication, problems show up. This can be movement disorders, weakness and atrophy in muscles, vision and balance problems, ringing in the ears. This breakdown in communication can even cause ADHD, Autism, Parkinson’s, Post-Concussion Syndrome, and other major neurological pandemics in our society today.

Functional Neurology is unique for a couple of reasons;

  1. We use no drugs. In fact, we hope that your prescription drug or OTC drug use goes down or be eliminated entirely!
  2. Your functional neurological rehabilitation program will be completely customized to your needs, wants, and goals!

Using the sensory pathways of sight, eye movements, smell, touch, and unconscious proprioception (balance and coordination) we figure what areas of your brain are weak and need to be strengthened if they can be strengthened.

An initial visit with us will look a lot like going to your Medical Doctor; it will consist of a consultation, examination, and recommendations. The difference will lie within the exam itself where we utilize your 6 senses (including proprioception) to test your brain and nervous system, challenge it, and find the weak pathways that need to be addressed. We can then run what is called a therapeutic trial with various exercises or applications of low tech, and high tech rehabilitation exercises to see if we can get instant improvement in function and symptoms! This is where the big difference is between seeing a traditional neurologist, and a functional neurologist.

After this initial visit you may be given exercises to do at home, dietary changes to maximize the fuel you feed your body and brain, be recommended a follow-up visit(s), or be sent out for further testing.

Chiropractic care and Functional Neurology are a great combo to overcome neurological challenges and are often times used together. Truly cutting edge and trailblazing, this can be the answer for many peoples health problems that have not yet been helped or resolved!

To learn more, go to www.hmlfunctionalcare.com to learn more.

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