The NeuronRoom ABI Program was developed in response to the high demand for cognitive rehabilitation seen in our Neurorehab clinic. While movement and mobility focused rehabilitation is a well established industry standard, cognitive rehabilitation is not. Many people who have suffered concussions, strokes, or other brain related traumas, have been lost in the cracks. Even years after they have been dismissed from the medical system, they are unsure where to seek help for the persistent symptoms they continue to suffer from.
Given the complexity of brain injury, this program looks to maximize potential improvement by employing a multi-faceted approach. Below is a current breakdown of modalities in our Brain Injury Program. It’s recommended to start with a 3 month program, and from there establish an ongoing program as needed to suit your situation and level of progress. Each program is uniquely designed, and so prices will vary.
1) Cognitive Recovery Journal
Used to improve executive functioning, a journal is provided to assist in organization, time-tracking, generating to-do lists, setting priorities and tracking important daily activities like diet, sleep and mood. This customized journal includes sections for treatment tracking, healthy habit building, daily ritual mapping, and assessment data.
2) Sensory Focused Movement & Cardiovascular Training
Implemented though a unique blend of movement strategies. Sensory focused drills engage the whole body, and include actions such as weight shifting, cross-lateral motion, hand and eye coordination and smooth movement control. They are mentally stimulating and demand complex processing. Cardiovascular training Is also know to be beneficial for brain health. Combining these methods into one movement program is ideal.
Specialty breathing methods are used to improve the nervous systems regulatory control of the body. Symptoms like hypersensitivity, emotional agitation, and pain can be addressed effectively with good breathing techniques.
NeuroTracker training has been shown to improve fundamental cognitive abilities with rapid results, even for very low-functioning individuals. As NeuroTracker robustly improves attention, executive function, working memory, processing speed, and other central brain functions, clinicians use NeuroTracker as core part of interventions to improve concentration, focus, awareness, sustained attention, selective attention, distributed attention, dynamic attention, vision, response control, and processing speed.
5) Nutritional Advice
Nutritional supplement protocols designed to assist in regulating neuro-inflammation, digestion, and immune function.
6) BrainFx Screen Cognitive Assessment
BrainFx SCREEN is specifically designed to be sensitive to mild to moderate dysfunction from brain disorders and is connected to real-world function for practical recommendations that improve quality of life. It is a validated, shortened version of the BrainFx 360, and assists in determining whether a more comprehensive assessment is needed.
BrainFx 360 Cognitive Assessment can be administered on request (at an additional fee). This is a more comprehensive assessment that measures performance across the cognitive, physical and psychosocial areas of neurofunction through engaging and interactive activities delivered via tablet by a trained clinician.
7) NeuroCatch Cognitive Brain Function Assessment
NeuroCatch is a rapid 6 minute scan that uses three very light sensors that are held in place on your head by a thin mesh cap. It is designed to measure cognitive brain function and provide objective measurements of specific brain functions: Auditory sensation; Basic attention; Cognitive processing. These measurements can be used to help identify areas for improvement, customize your treatment plan or journey to recovery, and to understand how your brain function is today.
8) HRV Monitoring
Heart rate variability is a measurement used to quantify an individuals response to stress, and can be measured/recorded with an app on any smart phone (using the camera). Monitoring HRV over time will create a baseline that will detect when your body is under too much stress, indicating the need for a recovery day, as well as indicate days when your stress levels are under control, indicating the opportunity for more challenging activities. A brain injury will shift ones nervous system into a fight-or-flight stress state. Using daily HRV readings gives valuable biofeedback that can help fine tune individual recovery programs, maximizing results and avoiding burnout.