Rehabilitation Services

Whether you are suffering from a sport or spine injury or a complex neurological condition, we have all the skills and tools necessary for each stage of your recovery. 

 

Neuro-Orthopedic Soft Tissue Therapy

Neuro-orthopedic soft tissue therapy is a culmination of Dr. Chung's 20 years of experience in massage and bodywork. He combines techniques from functional neurology, myofascial release, Active Release Techniques, Zen Shiatsu and orthopedics. The therapy is a hands-on technique which integrates assessment and treatment of neuromuscular function, orthopedic and soft tissue dynamics while releasing soft tissue and joint restrictions as he takes you through passive and active movements. When combined with neurological evaluations we can detect and measure in muscle tone and movement strategies as they reflect the various relay centers in the brain--identifying the cause of imbalances and injuries.

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (NMR)

NMR  incorporates a wide-range of therapies and exercises designed to re-educate the brain's awareness and control of balance, movement and motor skills. Therapies may include passive and active movement training, visual-motor skills, balance training, mirror image therapy, cognitive tasks, visualization techniques, and much more.

Vestibular Rehabilitation (VRT)

VRT is a therapeutic exercise model which incorporates specific movements and sensory-motor therapies involving the head, eyes and body. The types of movements prescribed will be based on the cause of your symptoms and the functional imbalances which were identified throughout your exam and testing.  VRT has been shown to improve the symptoms caused by peripheral and central vestibular disorders by promoting central mechanisms of adaptation, habituation and compensation.

Vestibular rehabilitation aims to achieve the following goals:

(list by Emedicine: Vestibular Rehabilitation)

  • Improve balance
  • Minimize falls
  • Decrease subjective sensations of dizziness
  • Improve stability during locomotion
  • Reduce over dependence on visual and somatosensory inputs
  • Improve neuromuscular coordination
  • Decrease anxiety and somatization due to vestibular disorientation

Non-invasive Neuromodulation

"Neuromodulation is technology that acts directly upon nerves. It is the alteration—or modulation—of nerve activity by delivering electrical or pharmaceutical agents directly to a target area. Neuromodulation devices and treatments are life changing. They affect every area of the body and treat nearly every disease or symptom from headaches to tremors to spinal cord damage to urinary incontinence. With such a broad therapeutic scope, and significant ongoing improvements in biotechnology, it is not surprising that neuromodulation is poised as a major growth industry for the next decade." (International Neuromodulation Society)

Our clinic utilizes non-invasive neuromodulation techniques which work by actively stimulating nerves or sense receptors to produce a natural biological response without the use of drugs or piercing of the skin. The type of stimulus can consist of electrical stimulation, auditory frequencies, vibrational frequencies, light frequencies and biofeedback devices which promote  self-regulation of biological functions, such as heart rate variability, respiratory rhythms, temperature and brain waves.

Vagal Tone Therapy

These exercises promote function of the vagus nerve which activates your parasympthetic nervous system. This system is essential for regulating the cardiovascular system, digestive system and blood flow to the brain. Exercises often include diaphragmatic breathing, gargling, abdominal massage, vestibular rehabilitation, visualization techniques, non-invasive neuromodulation, and much more.

Therapeutic Technologies

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Lightforce Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. As rehabilitation specialists know, the main goal of treatment for many when treating painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality. Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV Laser laser therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal and neurology injuries. 

Bertec Balance Trainer

The Bertec Balance Trainer is a computerized posturography device which can objectively measure balance, postural stability and risk for falls. It's training modules can be used to strengthen one's balance, coordination, weight shifting abilities and postural reaction times. The training can be customized according to an individual's area of weakness while providing visual feedback and measurement of one's daily progress. 

 
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Spine Force

Is the only rehabilitation device that has been developed to target and strengthen the 180 deep postural muscles throughout the spine. As one pushes and pulls against dynamic resistance it engages the reflexogenic systems which control balance, coordination and postural muscles as you receive visual feedback.  This machine is an excellent tool for spine rehabilitation, improving balance and vestibular disorders, and assisting with the recovery of numerous neurological conditions.

 
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Sanet Neuro-Sensory Integrator

A combination of hand-eye coordination exercises and cognitive tasks are designed to target an individual's areas of weakness and strengthen function of the corresponding neural pathways. This consists of eye movement exercises, hand-eye reaction speeds, interactive metronome activities, slow and fast eye tracking skills, visual-auditory sequencing, attention, memory, spatial awareness and more.