Brain Damage Patient Shows Astounding Recovery Through Therapeutic Neuroplasticity
While on holiday in Paris, Jessica was involved in a car crash. She received a traumatic brain injury, resulting in brain damage.
She approached the Institute of Functional Neuroscience (IFN) in Perth, Australia, an applied neuroscience clinic that harnesses the incredible potential of neuroplasticity, via the development and application of their world-leading treatments, targeting many serious conditions and disorders.
In just 6 weeks, Jessica showed significant improvements.
Watch her incredible response to treatment in the video below.
Read on or book a consultation with IFN Singapore today to find out more.
Understanding Jessica’s Treatment:
To help us better understand the life-changing method of treatment that Jessica underwent, we’ve asked the experts from IFN Singapore to share more about neuroplasticity, and how they help improve the lives of many.
What is neuroplasticity?
"Neuroplasticity is the brain's incredible ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural connections as it changes in response to stimuli; it's the ability to adapt to the environment"
- Dr Randy Beck
Founder, IFN Group
Unlike virtually any other organ of the body, the brain has the incredible ability to reorganise itself and change in relation to its structure and function. This reorganisation can occur in response to damage or environmental challenge; the brain grows new structures and creates new pathways.
Take for example, if one hemisphere of the brain is damaged. In this circumstance, the intact hemisphere may take over some of its functions, and to compensate for the damage, the brain will reorganise itself by forming new connections and pathways.
The treatment process:
The process begins with the use of advanced electroencephalographic (EEG) technology to track and measure activity in the brain. By doing this, the clinician is able to determine the areas in the brain where changes need to be made in order to specifically optimise function.
EEG is a relatively accessible technology; a deep understanding of what it reveals, is why IFN are world leaders. Very few people can do what they do, and almost no one can apply it in this way.
Assessing brain activity in this way leads to a unique insight into an individual's functional neurology and enables IFN Singapore to create personalised therapies. As treatment plans are bespoke, it ensures the most effective and efficient treatment possible, to help patients achieve their individual goals.
The treatment itself is via a range of neurological stimulation methods and exercises, tailored to the patient’s requirement. Consider it similar to physiotherapy, but for the brain!
Methods used can include:
• Manual - soft tissue massage, pressure point stimulation, joint stimulation, movement and balance
• Visual - images and pictures
• Audio - Mozart!
• Mental - picture association, arithmetic, puzzles
• Breath - breathing exercises
• Electrical - Interferential (IF) stimulation, Transcranial Direct Current
• Light - cold laser
The entire treatment process is non-invasive - there are no drugs or surgical procedures involved. It is akin to learning new skills, which promotes neuroplasticity, or for patients with damaged areas of the brain, accelerates changes in the anatomy of the brain.
Examples of some of the conditions IFN Singapore is able to target:
• Seizure disorders
• Concussion syndromes
• Depression and Anxiety
• Learning and developmental disorders
• Attention deficit disorders
• Developmental coordination delay
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Post-traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
• Head injuries and Spinal Cord Trauma
• Immune system and gut disorder
Neuroplasticity beyond neurological dysfunctions
Utilising the understanding and approach taken by IFN, individuals are also able to optimize and improve broad areas of their lives, by actively establishing better habits and positive feelings, contributing to overall health, success and well-being.
Whether or not you're suffering from any of the above neurological dysfunctions, IFN Singapore also offers a Personal Performance Programme for those looking to optimise their personal, physical and mental potential.
This programme helps individuals establish all-round optimised neurological performance which can include:
• Reaction speed
• Muscular response
• Clarity of thought
• Mood stability
• Sleep quality
• Weight loss
• Stress management
IFN has launched its new offering in Singapore this month - IFN Singapore. The treatment centre based at Core Collective Dempsey is now open, and appointments are filling up fast.
IFN Singapore is a world-leading treatment and rehabilitation centre, utilising the latest in neuroplasticity and neuroscience research, to develop treatments aimed at improving brain and nervous system performance. They are a proud member of the IFN Group, Perth, Australia.
Over the past decade, they have developed international research collaborations, focused on investigating new, evidence-based, cutting edge treatment methods, for specific therapeutic application.
IFN Singapore aims to improve a broad range of neurological conditions, including migraines, seizures, strokes, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, developmental coordination delay, vertigo, depression, learning and developmental disorders, concussion syndromes and autism.
Read IFN Singapore's full bio here.