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December 19, 2015

Presentation: A 39 year-old, male, medical physician presented with headaches, difficulty concentrating, difficulty remembering, fatigue, feeling “in a fog,” and increased emotionality. Each of these were 6/6 on subjective symptom assessment. The patient was evaluated diagnostically by the use of saccadometry. Saccadometry is the evaluation of saccadic eye movements using infrared laser technology. Saccadometry quantifies the la...

December 17, 2015

Background: A 30 year-old, active, male professional basketball player in “good health” was experiencing slowness, lower extremity posterior compartment tightness, decreased balance, mild sadness, anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping, fogginess, and “feeling off.”

His clinical examination revealed inaccurate rightward fast eye movements, inability to maintain

steady gaze-holding, and decreased integrity of eye-tracking. Balance...

December 17, 2015

Background: A 42 year old, male, retired professional football player, with a history of “getting his bell rung many times, and thinking nothing of it,” presented with difficulty of speech, impaired short and long term memory, concentration, and a diagnosis of Logopenic Progressive Aphasia (LPA). Standard Assessment of Cognition (SAC), Trail Making Test (TMT), Digit-Symbol Matching (PS), and Reaction Times were severely compromi...

December 16, 2015

This 24 year-old professional hockey player presented to Plasticity Brain Centers after sustaining two head injuries while playing hockey. His primary complaints were anxiety, difficulty with concentration, and balance issues. 

Dr. Antonucci performed an examination and observed an abnormal vestibular-ocular tilt reflex, a 29 beat-per-minute increase in heart rate from a laying position to standing. This heart rate accelerat...

December 14, 2015

A 39 year-old female was referred to Plasticity Brain Centers by her chiropractor and presented with a 10-year history of gradual onset of weight-gain, fatigue, "severe" pain, irritability, nausea, bowel irritability, and other symptoms that are often associated with thyroid dysfunction. No laboratory testing was performed to measure thyroid function.


Dr. Antonucci performed a physical examination and assessment of cognitive fun...

December 13, 2015

This 7-year old boy was brought to Plasticity Brain Centers by his parents, for his struggles with anxiety, nausea, blurred vision, fatigue, headache, and head pressure. He sustained a traumatic brain injury at the age of 2, as a result of a seizure of unknown origin. 

Upon examination, he had moderate symptoms and impairment of cognitive function. A prescription for a 5-day multi-modal sensory integration program was given and p...