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December 27, 2015

Background: A 56 year-old female patient presented to Plasticity Brain Centers with excruciating headaches and head pressure that has been present for 17 years after an head injury. She was unable to walk unassisted when she initially presented into the clinic.

Examination: The patient presented with a symptom count of 23/27 and a symptom severity of 98/162. During balance testing, on a perturbed surface with the head turned to t...

December 27, 2015

A 22-year-old female was examined and treated for 4 days, by Dr. Antonucci and his team. She presented with the main complaint of severe exhaustion/fatigue, anxiety, fogginess, visual disturbances, sound sensitivity, dizziness, and headaches from a traumatic brain injury.

December 20, 2015

Presentation: A 16 year-old high school hockey player presented with headaches and dizziness following a prior mild traumatic brain injury while playing hockey. The patient was evaluated diagnostically by the use of dynamic posturography. Dynamic posturography is a non-invasive specialized clinical assessment that quantifies how well the patient is able to maintain balance and posture. The assessment includes balance tests on pe...

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 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...

October 13, 2013

Background: Off vertical axis and multiplane whole body vestibular rotational therapy has received great attention by major network television and press subsequent to its utilization in the treatment of sports concussions and other traumatic brain injuries that result in neurological challenges to balance and gait. We desired to test the therapy in isolation from other therapies customarily used in a brain and vestibular rehabil...

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