Repetitive Peripheral Somatosensory Stimulation (RPSS) is used at Innova Brain to promote neural integration throughout the brain. This modality is a form of electrical impulse that stimulates the superficial nerves close to the skin. This form of electrical nerve stimulation feels like a minor tingle on the skin and the treating intensity level is not…

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Contributed by our Summer 2019 Student Intern, Nicholas Weston Mirrored Visual Feedback (MVF), also known as mirror therapy, is one of the more powerful tools our doctors at Innova Brain Rehabilitation use to reestablish connections in an injured brain. It is employed with patients who have suffered a stroke or other type of brain injury…

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Back to school season is here! And that means it’s time to gear up for fall sports. Most teams are already in the midst of pre-season training, and there’s no better time to think about protecting your child’s brain. We know that sports-related concussions (SRCs) are on the rise (1). What can parents do to…

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Contributed by our Summer 2019 Student Intern, Nicholas Weston   At Innova Brain, we harness the brain’s power of neuroplasticity to restore function and reduce pain.  The brain with its neurological network can be optimized with the proper type and amount of stimulation. Our  doctors identify the areas that contain weak functional connections, and target…

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Last night Dr. Patterson spoke to The Young and the Restless of Atlanta, a group of stroke survivors that meet monthly at Northside Hospital.  We were so happy to be invited to speak by this welcoming and motivated group. Dr. Patterson enjoys talking about the brain – especially about the concept of neuroplasticity. He titled…

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This week our doctors hosted a talk called “A New Look at The Brain & Autism”. Dr. Patterson and Dr. Duffy provided attendees the opportunity to understand Autism in a new way through the lens of clinical neuroscience. We had a great time meeting everyone and always appreciate your sharing about your loved ones.  …

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All of us have probably experienced at least a slight amount of “land sickness” when returning to land after being in a rocking boat for a while. That is a very temporary, and usually less disturbing readjustment period. Our brain has to “un-sync” with the rhythmic rocking of the watercraft, and re-establishes the “default program…

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Category 3, Sensory-Based Motor Disorder (SBMD) Welcome to Part 3 in our 4 part series covering the categories of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). At this point in the series you are empowering yourself to understand and empathize with the challenges that face your loved one living with SPD. When you understand your loved one’s experience…

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Category 2, Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD) This is part 2 in a series covering the categories of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  I encourage you to read Part 1 of the series and the page on our website dedicated to SPD. before reading this blog post. If you’re caught up, let’s continue the discussion. Remember that…

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Category 1, Sensory Modulation Disorder If you’re new to sensory processing disorder, I highly recommend getting some more background on our page that goes more in depth into SPD. When your loved one receives a SPD diagnosis, they may be placed in a specific category or sub-category classification based on their movements, behaviors, and signs/symptoms.…

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