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Functional Neurology

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Cherubino Health CenterDrawing in blue of Brain Architecture for Functional Neurology

What is functional neurology?

Functional neurology is the science of evaluating the function of the nervous system and a method of correcting neurological dysfunction. This is accomplished through repetition of complex tasks until the nervous system learns the most efficient way to heal.

In coordination with treatment, the nervous system overcomes dysfunction by repairing itself through harnessing neuroplasticity. This term refers to the ability of the brain and spinal cord cells to create new connections with each other, and sometimes new cells altogether.


Some of the Neurological Issues We Treat?

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Concussions
  • Strokes
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Equilibrium disturbances
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Fear of falling
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Labrynthitis

Dr Lars Landers helping a patient perform Interactive Metronome at Cherubino Health Center

Dr. Landers assists a patient performing

brain rehabilitation exercises

with Interactive Metronome


How do we treat these disorders?

We use state of the art therapeutic treatment methods to challenge the nervous system. This encourages the development of new neural pathways. All of the interventions that we use are safenoninvasive, conservative, and evidence-based.

  • Interactive Metronome
  • Transcranial Stimulation
  • Coordination Exercises
  • Manipulative Therapy 

How long are typical courses of treatment? 

A typical course of treatment ranges from 2 to 4 weeks and will vary, depending on the severity of the injury or dysfunction.  Thorough neurological evaluation is performed to accurately establish these clinical care guidelines. 

Research has shown that neuroplasticity is developed through repetition. Treatment schedules and courses of care are, therefore, developed accordingly. The nervous system is very complex and each individual will respond uniquely.

What improvements can we expect?

Goals of treatment are based on each patient’s current conditions and his or her individual needs. Goals are developed individually and improvement is measured periodically throughout the course of care. Some of the improvements commonly seen in response to treatment include improved memory, coordination, and cognition. 


Contact Cherubino Health Center today to schedule your evaluation and take the first step toward feeling like yourself again.

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