These researchers found that the signals from the areas of our brain that control for these types of eye movements were significantly reduced, overall, in the TBI group. They also noted that the speed of the eye movements associated with transitioning from near-to-far (divergence) or far-to-near (convergence) was also decreased in those with TBI.
This study demonstrates that there are options available for people have sports-related post-concussion syndrome, who have tried traditional therapies, and have had their condition for 6 months or greater. It also suggests that healing from a concussion and reducing the symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome can be substantially reduced in less than a week, if patients are treated as individuals, not with generic protocols. It also suggests that post-concusison disorders may present with physical, emotional, and neurological components, that can be addressed by tailored sensory integration modalities involving vestibular rehabilitation.
The consequences of physical inactivity are far-reaching. Some reports suggest that the health risk associated with lack of frequent and moderate exercise are comparable with that of smoking, obesity, and hypertension. It will even shorten your lifespan (1). But this is not new information. Most people have known this for years, if not decades. However, within the last 15 years, another area of research in exercise science has slowly emerged and is just now gaining traction and attention outside the research- and clinical communities.
Heiko Braak identified a pattern consisting of six stages of protein deposits in the brain of Parkinson's Disease patients. Each of these stages has been correlated to a clinical presentation. What is often most shocking is the first three stages of Braak's staging, are largely "asymptomatic" to the uninformed individual.
In this article, we will discuss the six stages of Parkinson's Disease and how to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
In a past post on the history of Parkinson's disease, I discussed a little bit about how we have arrived at our current understanding of this very prevalent neurodegenerative condition. In this blog post, we will discuss how Parkinson's Disease develops from a cellular level, to the functional neurological networks that are affected.
Currently in the United States, there are approximately 6.2 million individuals living with Parkinson's Disease, and there are about 630,000 new cases diagnosed each year. And with an estimated cost of $22,800 per person, to maintain the condition, the total economic burden of Parkinson's is substantial, at approximated $14.4 billion. This amount is suspected to double by the year 2040.
The history, presentation, and the neurology of Parkinson's Disease has been well documented, all the way back to Ancient Egypt. In this blog post, we review the history of PD and some of the current treatments.
We observed that there was strong statistical and substantive significant improvement in all outcome measures for post concussion syndrome patients undergoing EHMT. There were no reported or observed negative consequences or worsening of symptoms.
Therefore, we concluded that the addition of EHMT to a post concussion treatment paradigm may demonstrate statistically significant changes in outcome measures and is a low cost, safe, and effective complement to standard treatment. Further investigation EHMT in post-concussion patients is warranted.