Neurodegenerative Disorders

The application of the principles of clinical neuroscience in the treatment of movement disorders or neurodegenerative disorders is based on the concept of neuroplasticity.

Depending on the findings of the examination, the involved neural pathways may be in a state of excessive or insufficient firing and the required stimulation is designed to restore balance thereby improving function.

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Parkinson's disease being treated at Broadview Centre in Ottawa

What is Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease occurs when there is degeneration to an area of the brain that controls voluntary movement as well as voluntary stillness. Aside from affecting the way a person moves, it can eventually affect a person’s ability to think and interact with others. Common symptoms include: tremors, slowness of movement and thought, stiffness, digestion issues, poor balance, and difficulty walking. As this disease progresses, dementia may occur in the advanced stages of the disease.
Note:  Dr. Lawrence recommends the following link http://www.sense-park.ev/test.php to use as a tool to monitor daily-life-relevant parameters of Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis treatment

What is Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis has been found to be a disease of immune system malfunction. In effect, the immune system attacks its own healthy tissue; in particular the protective covering around the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.  In some instances toxic levels of mercury in the system can mimic MS symptoms.

Common symptoms include pins and needles, tingling, increased reflexes, muscle weakness and spasms, poor balance, visual problems, problems with speech or swallowing, pain, low energy and difficulty going to the bathroom.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) causes gradual demise of the brain over time. In particular, the cells controlling body movement and thinking are affected.

Symptoms can include changes in personality, slurred speech, falls, difficulty swallowing, problems with eye movement, visual problems and memory loss.

Treatments for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Owing to the broad array of neurodegenerative disorders and their different causes, we may use a combination of therapies that could include diet and lifestyle changes, specific supplementation, oculomotor and balance therapy, plus different modalities, such as pons stimulation, which may aid in improving the quality of life for those suffering with these disorders.

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