If you suffer from (vestibular) conditions such as ADHD, Parkinson’s, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Vertigo, Concussion and others, you may benefit from our High Definition Vestibular Rehabilitation (HDVR) in Colorado Springs, CO.
The interaction between the vestibular system, visual system and proprioceptive system and the brain is responsible for practically every function within your body. When this function is hindered, it can cause all sorts of problems.
Our team at TurningPoint Medical Group in Colorado Springs have come up with an innovative and groundbreaking method of treating the various conditions involved with the vestibular system. We call our therapy the High Definition Vestibular Rehabilitation or HDVR therapy.
Read on to learn more about this amazing treatment:
What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
The vestibular system involves the inner ear. Problems with this area can lead to a wide variety of problems, including balance issues. To treat vestibular problems, vestibular rehabilitation therapy is necessary. This rehabilitation works to alleviate both primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular rehabilitation issues. Rehabilitation is possible through specialized therapies like exercise-based programs. Our HDVR therapy is another treatment that can help vestibular problems. You can think of it as basically physical therapy for the brain.
Are Vestibular Conditions Ever Reversed?
(Unfortunately, once damage has occurred to the vestibular system, it will likely remain damaged.) Unfortunately, most damages to the vestibular system will likely remain damaged. But there are condition what can be completely reversed. Therapy works to create compensation. This is a way to teach the brain to use other senses to compensate for the damage done to the vestibular system. Compensation is sped up through vestibular rehabilitation. You might be one of the lucky people who experience natural compensation over time. However, even you can benefit from a quicker recovery with therapy.
TurningPoint’s HVDR Therapy: Explanation of How it Works
Our HVDR Therapy works by using an automated multi-axle rotational chair (Gyrostim from Ultrathera) combined with proprioceptive exercises. Gyrostim is controlled through the use of a computer, to customize motion protocols and to ensure precision. (The chair) HDVR therapy combines stimulation of the vestibular system, proprioception and visual system, treating targeted areas of the brain, the vestibular nuclei in the brain stem. The activity in the vestibular nuclei stimulates the hippocampus of the brain which produces neuroplasticity, the brains amazing capacity to heal itself.
(It basically teaches the brain to heal itself.) Physical therapist and TurningPoint CEO Markus Ernst described it as hitting the reset button on the brain.
What Conditions Are Successfully Treated with Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Any kind of brain injury can be improved through HDVR therapy. The professionals of TurningPoint Medical Group have had success using it to treat concussions, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Aspersers and ADHD. There have been several cases, where those on ADHD have quickly been able to get off their medication, with no side effects. Conditions like vertigo are also positively impacted by vestibular rehabilitation. HDVR Therapy has even been used to improve the athletic performance of elite athletes. This includes those competing in USA Boxing, USA Rugby, the NHL, NFL, MLB, UFC and even the Olympics.
How Effective is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
HDVR Therapy has proven extremely effective. Of the (1,000s) thousands of patients who have been treating using HDVR Therapy, there isn’t one who hasn’t experienced some improvement in their condition. One Parkinson’s patient who came into the session with a significant tremor is now able to hunt. Stroke patients have seen improvement, even years after their stroke. Patients with concussions are getting back on the playing field quicker. In general, vestibular rehabilitation is highly effective.
How Long Does Vestibular Rehabilitation Take?
Each case is different. Meaning some people see results after only therapy session. Others, require many sessions to get their desired result.
How Much Does Vestibular Rehabilitation Cost?
The HDVR therapy is considered physical therapy. This means it is often covered by health insurance. If your health insurance doesn’t cover the treatment, though, you will be happy to learn that TurningPoint strives to keep their costs low. It is our goal to help people. The cash price is $175 per session. This makes it affordable for virtually every budget.
Does HDVR Therapy Replace Other Brain Treatments?
We at TurningPoint Medical Group don’t want our HDVR Therapy to replace any other brain treatments you can get. We want you to get all the help you can from as many sources are you can, in order to heal.
When Should You Start Vestibular Rehabilitation?
In most cases, the sooner you can seek rehabilitation, the better. However, according to Markus Ernst of TurningPoint Medical Group, patients who had strokes even years prior have had good results with vestibular rehabilitation. When it comes to concussions, it’s best for them to seek therapy within 36 hours of their injury. When this happens, you can be back out on the field and cleared to parctice within (two to three days.) one week. Depending on the severity of the concussion.
More About HDVR Therapy Offered at TurningPoint
The technology used in the HDVR Therapy is innovative, to say the least. It is one of the few locations in the world you can get this type of revolutionary treatment for your brain condition. Of course, the brain is an area of the body that science and technology are still seeking to understand. Thankfully, at TurningPoint Medical Group, we have reached a new level of understanding when it comes to resetting and reprogramming the brain through our therapies.
Types of Disorders That Could Benefit From Vestibular Rehabilitation:
The following are a few disorders with which you might be familiar. They represent some conditions that could benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. All of them involve or are affect by vestibular problems:
- Concussion: The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention defines a concussion as “a type of traumatic brain injury.” It is often caused by a “jolt, blow or bump to the head.”
- Parkinson’s Disease: This is a neurodegrnerative disorder. It usually develops slowly over the course of several years. The Parkinson’s Foundation list balance and gait issues, limb rigidity, slowed movements and tremors as symptoms of the condition.
- ADHD: ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a chronic condition defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as a condition that causes the following symptom:
- Stroke: This scary medical condition is defined as a “brain attack” by the National Stroke Association. It happens when the blood flow to the brain is cut off. On a yearly basis, around 800,000 people experience a stroke.
- Alzheimer’s Disease: The Alzheimer’s Association says Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive disease. This means it slowly gets worse over time. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease include the following:
- Memory loss.
- Inability to keep up with conversation.
- Inability to respond correctly to the environment.
- Increased confusion.
- Autism: This disorder includes a range of conditions according to Autism Speaks. The following are a few of the challenges associated with autism:
- Repetitive behavior.
- Problems with social skills.
- Issues with nonverbal communication and speech.
- The American Psychiatric Association merged distinct diagnoses in 2013 under one diagnosis. It is now referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is made up of Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder and autistic disorder.
Why It’s Important to Seek Help with a Brain Condition
In order to live a productive and happy life, it’s important for your brain to function properly. If your brain isn’t operating at its optimal level, either due to an injury or disease, you can’t live a happy life. Thankfully, TurningPoint Medical Group and our innovative HDVR Therapy can help you recover from a wide range of brain injuries and diseases. Through this vestibular rehabilitation, you are well on your way to an optimized life. Call us today to learn more about our vestibular rehabilitation HDVR therapy. Your initial consultation is free and treatments are covered by most insurances.