What We Treat

Service List

Our staff, including a neurodevelopmental optometrist, a vision therapist, neurosensory specialists, R.N.’s and L.P.N.’s, and diagnostic technicians, serve patients with disorders including, but not limited to:

Dizziness, Vertigo, Chronic Headaches, Migraines, Dyslexia, Sensory Integration Disorders, Post-Concussion and Head Injury, ADD/ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Vision rehabilitation therapy

If your child is struggling with reading even though you know he or she is intelligent, it could be the result of a hidden and undetected visual skills deficiency. Poor visual skills are the most overlooked reason why a child struggles in school. Research shows that 80% of children who are reading-disabled have a visual skill deficiency. Even if the eye doctor says that your child has 20/20 vision, he or she may have poor visual skills. Very few eye doctors have the specialized training needed to detect and to treat this vision-related reading and learning problems. Adults may also benefit from Vision Rehabilitation Therapy if they have suffered vision problems related to stroke, Parkinson's disease, or age-related vision problems. Download Brochure

RESOURCES

Learning-Related Vision Problems, Education & Evaluation

Vision, Learning & Dyslexia

Efficacy of Optometric Vision Therapy

Efficacy of Vision Therapy for Specific Visual Dysfunctions

Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia & Learning

Visual Factors in Academic Performance

Vision & Learning Summary

Teacher's Vision Screening Form

Visual enhancement training for athletes

Visual skills are key to an athlete's timing, coordination, and overal performance in any sport. Professional athletes utilize sports vision training in order to achieve superior results. The VETA Program is based upon the latest scientific research. Numerous studies have shown that visual enhancement training directly leads to improved visual skills and improved performance across a wide range of sports. The U.S. Special Forces, U.S. Olympic Teams and many professional athletes from various sports use visual training. Download Brochure

food sensitivity testing

Sensitivity to foods is an abnormal response to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulin, (IgG), representing a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction. Food hypersensitivity may be caused by many factors such as stress, infection, overeating, artificial preservatives, additives, fungicides, molds, pesticides, antibiotics, and environmental pollutants. Among the many organs involved, the skin, gut, and respiratory tract are most affected by food hypersensitivity reactions. Food hypersensitivity contributes to many health problems and complaints, some of which include fatigue, migraine headaches, abdominal pain, asthma, irritable bowel, eczema, rashes, and anxiety. Identifying and avoiding foods to which a person is sensitive can solve many of these problems.

The Comprehensive Food Sensitivity Panel is a blood test which measures serum concentration of certain antibodies specific to 96 foods. The patient’s blood is drawn at a local laboratory and then is shipped to Alletess Laboratory in Rockland, MA for analysis and interpretation.

If you have any questions about this test, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

Micro-Nutrient Testing

Nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and performance. Vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the function of the immune system. Even if you eat a balanced diet, exercise and take a multivitamin you could still have nutrient deficiencies. Factors that could affect your nutritional status are: 1) Your biochemical individuality (your micronutrient requirements may be quite different than the requirements of someone else). 2) Absorption (you may not absorb vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants properly). 3) Chronic illness (health conditions can be affected by micronutrient deficiencies). 4) Aging (our micronutrient requirements change as we age). 5) Lifestyle (excessive physical activity, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol, and sedentary habits all impact micronutrient demands).

How do you know that you are getting the vitamins and minerals that your body needs? The doctors at the NeuroSensory Center can order a test that determines your nutrient status at the cellular level. Micronutrient Testing is a blood test that measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your white blood cells and will test for 33 different vitamins, minerals, and metabolites. The comprehensive nutritional panel also assesses total antioxidant function, the ability of cells to resist damage caused by free radicals and other forms of oxidative stress. Blood is drawn at the patient’s laboratory of choice and then it is sent to Spectracell Laboratory in Houston, Texas where it is analyzed and interpreted.

Numerical and graphic representations for each result are incorporated and repletion suggestions are offered based on any deficiencies. Also included with your test results are easy-to-understand supplement information that explains the role of each deficient nutrient found, deficiency symptoms, and how to obtain that nutrient in food. If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

Diet Counseling

The food we eat is the single most important factor impacting our health. Eating foods that trigger the immune system (such as any of the top allergens which include peanuts, tree nuts, milk and dairy products, wheat, eggs, soybeans, fish, and shellfish) causes inflammation which leads to chronic disease. To reverse this assault on the immune system, we must neutralize inflammation in the body. One has to eat smart to neutralize the inflammation that causes disease.

One of the top allergens causing inflammation and chronic disease in the bodies of people who are sensitive to it is wheat. Wheat contains gluten and it is this protein molecule which some people have difficulty digesting. Gluten is not only found in wheat, but also in rye, barley, and spelt and products derived from these grains. In their pure form, oats do not contain gluten, but commercial oats are almost always contaminated with wheat.

Casein (the protein molecule found in milk and other dairy products) and soy are also digested poorly in the intestinal tract of some people. If a protein is not broken down properly into amino acids, it will form long-chain peptides. These peptides can leak into the blood stream through a leaky gut. The body then recognizes these as “foreign invaders”, and the immune system attempts to fight them off. This in turn causes inflammation, which sets the stage for autoimmune disorders and other chronic diseases.

As you can see, highly allergenic foods as mentioned above can be a contributing factor to many health problems. Some of those seen at the NeuroSensory Center are Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue, Migraines/Headaches, and ASD (autism spectrum disorder), to name a few. In order to begin a road to recovery, it is important to identify these food allergens (through food sensitivity testing) and begin an elimination diet.

If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

heavy metal testing

Urine toxic analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and for monitoring detoxification therapy. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, they adversely affect virtually every organ system, and they disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements.

Analysis of the levels of toxic metals in urine after the administration of a metal detoxification agent is an objective way to evaluate the accumulation of toxic metals. Acute metal poisoning is rare. More common, however, is a chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals that can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease.

If urine testing for heavy metals is recommended, you will be requested to send a urine specimen to Dr’s Data, a laboratory in Chicago, IL, for analysis and interpretation. Detailed instructions will be given to you at our Center if this test is indicated.

If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

Vestibular Therapy

Dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems occur when the messages sent between the brain, eyes, muscles and joints, and inner ear (vestibular system) are not working together. Many times a person will become overly dependent on either the eyes or muscles and joints to maintain balance, which in turn causes other problems such as headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue. Through vestibular therapy, the brain is retrained to process the signals coming from the eyes, muscles and joints, and vestibular system, correcting the issues of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance.

If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) Test

This test allows the doctor to see how the visual cortex in the brain responds to visual signals. While the patient watches a screen with flashing checkerboard patterns, electrodes placed on the scalp interpret the electrical responses that are delivered to the brain. The results of the VEP test help the doctor assess how well your eyes are communicating with your brain.

If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

Visual Field/Driver’s Functional Evaluation

A visual field is the entire area a person can see to the left and right while maintaining his/her focus straight ahead. The visual field test indicates if there are areas in a person’s side (periphery) vision where there is vision loss. The ability to view images to the left and right while looking straight ahead is always needed for driving. This unique visual field test determines a person’s visual functionality to drive.

If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

Interactive Metronome

Did you know that your brain has an “internal clock” that keeps time? And that it does so at various intervals: microseconds, milliseconds, seconds, minutes, and hours? Timing in the brain (or what scientists call “temporal processing”) is responsible for detecting where a sound is coming from as sound hits one ear microseconds before the other, for waking up and putting to sleep our brain every 12 hours or so, and for focusing attention, reading comprehension, remembering information, processing speech, motor coordination, and several other human capabilities.

There exists a growing body of literature describing the neural timing deficits in ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorder, Parkinson’s, and other conditions. Traumatic Brain Injury or Stroke may also disrupt timing in the brain. By addressing timing in the brain with Interactive Metronome (IM) alongside functional therapy interventions you are not only addressing areas of ability that impact achievement and independence but also the heart of the problem, that of deficient neural timing within and between regions of the brain that are underlying many of the problems you are working on in therapy. This leads to more efficient treatment and better overall treatment outcomes.

IM's game-like auditory-visual platform engages the patient and provides constant feedback at the millisecond level to promote synchronized timing in the brain. Exercises can be customized and involve a hierarchy of increasingly complex and precisely timed motor movements intertwined with gradually higher & faster cognitive processing, attention and decision-making. It is the only neuro-motor therapy tool that can be used successfully with all patients across the therapy spectrum, even those that require total hands-on assistance due to cognitive and/or physical impairments and those that are very young or elderly.

IM takes therapy to a new level. Rather than simply performing repetitive movement or cognitive activities to achieve functional gains, therapists that incorporate IM into functional therapy activities report their patients are more engaged, more alert, complete far more repetitions of functional movement patterns and activities in a more precise and timely manner, and demonstrate faster progress toward cognitive, communicative, and physical therapy goals. Patients who are challenged and can see measurable improvements are more motivated to continue their therapy and achieve optimal success.

If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.

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