A concussion causes a trauma to the brain inside the skull. But, in mild cases, this trauma actually causes a limited amount of mechanical brain injury at the time of impact. Research studies have found shown that most of the damage from brain concussion is delayed and occurs after the head is injured.
Someone who suffers three or more concussions is three times more likely to suffer from depression or early dementia than someone without a history of concussions.
We believe that being PROACTIVE is essential. Rest, and a ‘wait and see approach’ is unacceptable. The brain is so sensitive and the research is showing more and more that concussion can be a major player in the chronic neurological and psychological problems that people may experience as they get older.
At our Center in NYC, we focus on patients who; have not responded to initial intervention, are dealing with Post-Concussive Syndrome or have a long term history of head injuries and want to do everything they can to avoid chronic neurological decline.
We are functional specialists and we strive to create a dynamic entry point for our patients, defining exactly where potential functional neurological dysfunction may be. Through a thorough history, structural assessment, neurological examination and advanced technological assessments, we can determine the system(s) that may be compromised. At that point, we design strategies to help reestablish more normal function throughout the system. Additionally, we develop nutritional and supplementation strategies to reduce the long term effects of neuroinflammation.
We strongly support the institution of comprehensive concussion-management plans in school districts nationwide similar to the one outlined by the NCAA.
Our Team has been trained by Dr. Ted Carrick and the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. Ted Carrick is the doctor that treated the best hockey player in the world, Sidney Crosby. Sidney suffered through 10 months of failed treatments in the old paradigm before learning about Dr. Carrick. After two months using a functional neurological approach to care, Dr. Carrick was able to get Sidney back on the ice to play his first game!
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