Traumatic Brain Injury
Assessment and Treatment
At Montreal Neurotherapy Center, patients with traumatic brain injury receive comprehensive care from neuropsychologists, neurofeedback clinicians, occupational and speech-language therapists.
HAS A DRAMATIC BRAIN INJURY RESULTED IN LONG-TERM ISSUES SUCH AS…
TROUBLE CLIMBING STAIRS
DIFFICULTY COMPLETING EVERYDAY TASKS
If you or your loved one are still experiencing these issues and have reached the limits of current/past treatment, register for a free 15 mins phone call to learn more about our Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment.
Over 500,000 Canadians sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Let us put our expertise towards better days.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONFERENCE CALL WITH A SENIOR TEAM MEMBER
– We collect a brief history of the problem
– We discuss your medical records if any
– We explain additional testing/evaluation needed
– We explain the content of the program
– We explain the costs
WHAT IS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?
While most individuals report recovery from mild/moderate TBI within 3 to 12 months after the injury, it is estimated that 15 to 25% of individuals with TBI have persistent post concussive symptoms (PCS), including cognitive problems (e.g., attention, memory), somatic symptoms (e.g., headache and fatigue), affective symptoms (e.g., depression, irritability), sequelae that undermine the ability to carry out daily activities. At present, the primary approach for treating TBI is through physical medicine. We use a systematicand unified aproch that is based on neuroplasticity with specific forms of motor-behavioral interventions.
8 STEPS COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
Consent and Acknowledgements
Medical History and Concussion Background
Balance and Gait assessment
Feedback for Results and Treatment Plan
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.
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.
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. Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information.
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
You will get the best therapeutic modality that is available today to treat your chronic pain efficiently. We use the most advanced equipment on the market.
You will receive hands-on therapy which includes gentle joint stretching or mobilization to improve joint mobility and muscle dysfunction in the spine, peripheral articulations or adjacent structures.
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.
You will have ongoing consultations with a doctor trained in chronic pain care who focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain. We will help you move towards your desired goals and track progress.
See How The Montreal Neurotherapy Center Can Help!