Discovery Day At NeuroHealth, the first step is often a Discovery Day analysis, which enables us to determine the best course of action to optimize your brain health. This comprehensive evaluation provides insight into the genetic, metabolic, immune, and psychological factors that may be hindering your recovery. When we understand your unique symptoms, we can develop a dynamic, tailored treatment program to address your condition. We use a variety of advanced diagnostic tests to pinpoint what’s causing our patients’ symptoms, so we can develop a comprehensive and effective treatment plan.
RightEye A groundbreaking technological device, RightEye tracks eye movements to assess brain health and other motor functions. With a five-minute non-invasive RightEye test, we can immediately see abnormalities in eye movements that may indicate brain injury.
Video Nystagmography (VNG) Dizziness, poor coordination or balance, and memory impairment are associated with a variety of medical conditions. Commonly, such symptoms are due to dysfunction of the vestibular (inner ear) system, or oculomotor nerve (which controls eye movement). We use a test called video nystagmography (VNG) to detect vestibular and oculomotor abnormalities. VNG is a non-invasive test in which we outfit patients with a set of infrared goggles that track eye movement. Based on specific types of eye movements, we can accurately diagnose disorders such as:
• Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – TBI may be the result of a physical event, or it may be the result of a gradual and worsening condition • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – This condition usually causes dizziness, nausea, and unsteadiness • Vestibular neuronitis – Also called labyrinthitis, this is an infection of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear that causes acute vertigo, nausea, and vomiting • Internuclear ophthalmoplegia – A disorder that impairs lateral movement of the eyes
Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CAPS®) Posturography is a non-invasive test used to quantify how well a person is able to control posture and balance. CAPS is a useful tool for detecting balance disorders, brain injuries, and other abnormalities. With posturography, we can also detect misalignments within the body or postural habits that may be contributing to pain, instability, or lack of mobility.
Dynavision D2® This light-training reaction device was developed to train sensory-motor integration through the visual system. The increased ability to receive visual stimuli, mentally process this information, then react to it with a motor response, has vast implications for human performance.
We use the same cutting-edge technology to treat concussions as the University of Cincinnati athletic program. Watch a demonstration here:
Originally designed for high-performance athletics training, it was soon discovered as an incredible evaluation tool for head injuries, concussions, and visual field deficits. This tool is not only limited to athletes and head injuries but also provides effective therapy for those struggling with dementia/Alzheimer's, stroke rehab, ADD/ADHD, Parkinson's, and many other neurodegenerative health conditions.
Interactive Metronome® This is a cutting-edge neurological assessment and treatment tool that improves your underlying motor planning and sequencing ability. Clinical studies have shown that improving these fundamental areas leads to significant gains in a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges, including attention, motor skills, and coordination. IM's game-like auditory-visual platform engages the patient and provides constant feedback at the millisecond level to promote synchronized timing in the brain. Exercises can be customized and involve a hierarchy of increasingly complex and precisely timed motor movements intertwined with gradually higher & faster cognitive processing, attention, and decision-making. It is the only neuro-motor therapy tool that can be used successfully with all patients across the therapy spectrum, even those who require total hands-on assistance due to cognitive and/or physical impairments and those who are very young or elderly.
Reflex neurocognitive testing This technology measures the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to indicate whether patients still have concussion symptoms and tracks treatment progress.