Neuroptimal Neurofeedback Ottawa Concussions

Concussions

A concussion is a trauma, whether slight or significant, to the brain and the central nervous system (CNS).  When the CNS is out of balance that can result in sleep problems, headaches, sensitivity to light and sounds, difficulty in finding words, dizziness, irritability and other symptoms.

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is designed to help calm the CNS and help the brain develop new neural pathways.  NeurOptimal® gives your brain moment to moment information about what it’s doing, letting the brain know when it isn’t working as optimally as it can.  Given that information, the brain and CNS then start to readjust themselves and over a series of sessions clients report that they start to sleep better, the intensity and frequency of headaches decreases, the sensitivity to light and sounds diminishes and their ability to use tools such as meditation or mindfulness improve so that they can remain more in balance for longer periods of time.

People who have experienced a mild concussion respond quickly to sessions and most symptoms drop away.  Those who are experiencing post-concussion syndrome and whose symptoms are longer term also report improvements in symptoms, and, in particular, their ability to better manage the ups and downs of symptoms.

There have been numerous case studies presented at conferences where individuals with TBIs have had remarkable results when treated with NeurOptimal® (Applied Brain Research Foundation of OhioForensic Psychologist with Whiplash and ABI,  Young Adult with Acute TBICognitive Connections)

Client Success Stories

Karen, who has had multiple concussions and has long-term PCS, reported that her sleep improved, she is able to read for longer periods of time, her speech improved.  She is able to move much more easily through the downs when her symptoms increase, the downs don’t last nearly as long and she doesn’t get anxious about them.  She is more able to manage her chronic pain by using techniques such as meditation and breathing.

Carol, another client with long-term PCS, reported that her sleep improved, the intensity of her headaches decreased, she was able to do more things in a day without symptoms increasing, was able to process information more easily and better able to manage her symptoms.