All suspected hypoxic brain injuries should begin with an immediate visit to the emergency room. A combination of CT scan, MRI, or other imaging, lab testing, and inspection may be used by the doctor to determine how severe the injury is. Once released from the hospital, follow-up may include further imaging to assess physical damage, examination, or testing like EEG to check function of the outer layers. Following the initial hospital stay, many individuals undergo physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, where great gains are made in the realm of life’s most essential functions, such as walking, talking and eating. It is often said that the majority of patients see the peak of their recovery after 8-12 months. Because the structure of the brain and it’s capabilities were likely dramatically altered, many survivors may still be experiencing symptoms. That’s where The BRAIN Center comes in. We specialize in promoting recovery even years after the brain injury.
Even years after your injury, The BRAIN Center is able to look at your brain through a new lens. Our diagnostic approach gives functional insight into all areas of the brain to reveal the specific areas your brain that have been damaged. We systematically test your entire brain (cortex inside and out, brainstem, and cerebellum) to understand where the neurology has broken down and why you’re experiencing your symptoms.
We use state of the art diagnostics including eye-movement assessment, and specific balance and posture measurements that show areas of brain dysfunction. We take the time to find the functional cause of your symptoms because that’s what allows us to create treatments unique to your brain. With specificity comes better results, faster.
Tailored treatment strategies built for your brain
At The BRAIN Center we appreciate and employ the brain’s capacity to regenerate described by the term of neuroplasticity. Using this ability, no patient’s care is alike because we take the time to find your unique deficits in brain function. For example, you may need rehab for your left frontal lobe. The first step of treatment is trialing therapies and measuring the results against diagnostic findings. Oculomotor exercises may work for one left frontal lobe patient while another patient may respond better to whole body rotation to the right.
Customizing therapies ensures that your brain is getting the correct stimulation, at the right intensity, to create new pathways and connections. We dynamically modify your therapies as your brain function changes to reduce your symptoms and reach your goals. With your new and improved connectivity, your brain can control your body, thoughts, and memories at a higher level, and symptoms associated with brain injury are improved.