July 30, 2021

Functional Neurology Exercises for Brain Injury Recovery

Balance, Vision, Aerobic Exercise, And More!

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Here at Plasticity Centers, we specialize in functional neurology. Functional neurology is a holistic, non-invasive approach to brain health and brain injury recovery. We utilize several core technologies, including neurofeedback, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, vision therapy, and more. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a few exercises that you can do at home to help facilitate brain health and brain recovery. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like to schedule an appointment at one of our brain centers in Denver, Atlanta, or Orlando, contact us today.

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Vision Therapy

Vision is one of the most exciting tools in a functional neurologist’s toolbox! Our brains gather a large amount of data that is then processed in the brain. Because of this, vision therapy can be used to ‘rewire’ portions of the brain via your brain’s own neuroplasticity. For example, neurofeedback uses visual inputs from playing a video game to train your brain to develop new pathways. If you’d like to learn more about vision therapy or neurofeedback, contact our team!

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Balance Therapy

Balance and coordination are essential to moving through the world. However, after a traumatic brain injury, it can be challenging to balance and move as you did before the injury. Exercises like utilizing a balance board or catching a ball while standing on one foot can be effective at training the brain. Our functional neurologists tailor balance exercises to fit the needs and goals of each unique patient.

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Complex Movement

Complex movement brings the other exercises together! It involves the entire body in the healing process and helps strengthen the neurological pathways you use every day to complete tasks. Exercises like mirroring another person’s hand or object through space involve a complex series of activities. Our trained providers use detailed sequences of activities to help our patients strengthen existing pathways and build new pathways, strengthening the brain.

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Aerobic Exercise

Once patients can handle complex movements, they can move on to aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise therapy can provide a range of benefits, including facilitating functional recovery after a stroke, regulating neuroplasticity, and more.

Visiting a functional neurologist provides you with access to a wide range of therapies to improve your brain health! Learn more, and contact us today for your free consultation. We have brain centers in Denver, Atlanta, and Orlando.

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