Traumatic Brain Injury

Over 500,000 Canadians sustain a traumatic brain injury each year.
Let us put our expertise towards better days.

At Montreal Neurotherapy Center, patients with traumatic brain injury receive comprehensive care from neuropsychologists, neurofeedback clinicians, occupational and speech-language therapists.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

My name is Bill D., and I am a brain injury survivor. Before my head injury (due to a bike fall) I had natural tennis ability – I was able to hit with professionals and college players.

Through determination and sticking to the principle of improvement, I have overcome double vision, complete loss of eye-hand coordination (e.g., missing a simple ball), balance problems so poor that the court felt as if I was on a boat, and a total lack of focus in terms of construction of points (e.g., I wouldn’t remember what I was doing after I hit the ball).

8 STEPS COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT

STEP 1
Consent and Acknowledgements


STEP 2
Medical History and Concussion Background


STEP 3
Mood Assessment


STEP 4
Quantitative EEG


STEP 5
Neurocognitive Testing


STEP 6
Balance and Gait assessment


STEP 7
Functional Assessment


STEP 8
Feedback for Results and Treatment Plan

OUR TECHNOLOGY

Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG)
A QEEG is an assessment tool to evaluate a person’s brainwaves and determine to what extent the brainwave patterns differ from normal.

Recent research shows that certain dysfunctions, such as ADHD, Schizophrenia, OCD, Depression, Specific Learning Disabilities, and others are associated with specific patterns in spontaneous and evoked electrical potentials, recorded from the head by multiple surface electrodes, and that these spontaneous potentials and especially the evoked electric potentials provide reliable brain markers of the brain function and dysfunction.

 

Vision Assessment
Saccade Analytics believes that accurate diagnosis of brain function is key to protecting patients and improving health outcomes. Objective measurements help to inform diagnosis, personalized treatment, and recovery tracking.

It starts with a 5-minute set of tests in virtual reality, which measure how the patient’s eyes and head respond to basic tasks. Based on this data, our software generates a report of metrics specific to various key systems in the brain.

 

Balance Gait Assessment
VSTBalance is a 3D motion analysis system. It is a single infrared camera used to administer evidence-based gait and balance tests. The system provides detailed kinematic data which is compared against norms, and can be used to develop a plan of care. VSTBalance provides biofeedback training and a library of corrective exercises a patient can perform after discharge. Overall the system establishes baseline metrics, tracks progress, and measures outcomes.

Neurofeedback?
EEG Neurofeedback is a form of Biofeedback that uses real-time digital technology to measure electrical activity of the brain (EEG) and present this information in a form that enables the individual to perceive changes in the state of the brain and learn to modify abnormal EEG patterns.

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rTMS
Transcranial Magnetic stimulation rTMS is a procedure in which cerebral electrical activity is influenced by a pulsed magnetic field. The magnetic field is generated by passing brief current pulses through a figure 8 coil. This coil is encased in plastic and is held close to the scalp so that the magnetic field can be focused onto specific areas of the cortex, or surface, of the brain.

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation treatment that uses direct electrical currents to stimulate specific parts of the brain.

The therapy works by delivering a low intensity electrical current to part of the brain responsible for abnormal pain sensation. This constant, low intensity current is passed through two electrodes placed over the head which modulates neuronal activity.

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Vlight
Photobiology is the study of the effects of non-ionizing radiation on biological systems. The biological effect varies with the wavelength region of the radiation.

This Is How You Will Improve

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1

Neurofeedback

This treatment stimulates your metabolism and blood flow, strengthens your

dendritic connections as well as the functioning of neurotransmitters.
You will 
improve your ability to carry out cognitive tasks successfully.

2

Cognitive

Training

You will have a personalized cognitive brain training to stimulate, train, and rehabilitate the main

cognitive skills (perception, attention, memory, reasoning, etc.) and the components that make them up.

3

Neurostimulation



You will receive non invasive Brain stimulation sessions to modulate cortical excitability and

inducing lasting effects

4

Physical Therapy


Physical therapy will help you improve your physical function and 
mobility.
You will have training in activities of daily living to help you

become more independent

5

Coaching



You will have ongoing consultations with a trained TBI coach to discover;
define, and move towards your desired goals and track progress

OUR TEAM

  • Dr. Alain Ptito
    Dr. Alain Ptito Neuropsychologist Consultant

    Dr. Alain Ptito is Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University.

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  • Dr. Philippe Estérez
    Dr. Philippe Estérez Family Doctor

    Dr. Estérez completed his medical studies in 1978 at the Université de Montréal with a family medicine internship and began his career as an emergency physician at Maisonneuve-Rosemont University Hospital (HMR).

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  • Marcos Rodrigues
    Marcos Rodrigues Physical Rehabilitation

    Marcos Rodrigues is a Physical Therapist with more than 16 years of experience in many aspects of rehabilitation, such as specialized patient care, team coordination, teaching, consulting, and research.

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