Physical Therapy Services using a multi-dimensional approach at treating the body as a whole.
Sensorineural Auditory Stimulation
Sensorineural Auditory Stimulation using technology including the Tomatis Method coordinated with Soundsory, Forbrain and therapeutic movement targeting the neuroplastic potential of the brain. The Tomatis Method is a training technique that requires researched methodology and specific customized auditory programs consisting of three separate two-week intensive sessions followed by periods of rest for the brain to adapt to changes. One program takes up to six months.
Brain Based Comprehensive Program is a customized multidisciplinary, developmental approach to therapy offered in three phases of treatment, each six months in duration. The treatment schedule includes weeks of intense therapy followed by weeks of less intense activities. The average frequency and duration is 3 times a week for at least two hours per session, however specific recommendations will be made after the initial assessment.
The Foundational Phase targets regulation and engagement at an age appropriate level. Developmental gaps are identified and supported in order to build a solid foundation for long term carry over and acquired skill. The Brain Based Program includes impairment specific support which can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy using all appropriate therapeutic methods available at Brain based Rehab. Often emphasized at this stage is sensorineural auditory stimulation using technology including the Tomatis Method coordinated with Soundsory, Forbrain, and neuromotor therapeutic exercise, DIR/Floortime work, reflex integration, and visual motor integration. Hippotherapy is incorporated in Phase 1 following the sets of two week intense auditory stimulation sessions. A re-assessment is performed at the end of six months with appropriate recommendations.
The Learning Phase continues developmental growth building up from an individual’s ability to self regulate and engage with others in a two way purposeful interaction and includes new learning opportunities, complex social problem solving, skill acquisition and executive functioning using the methods available at BrainBase Rehab which can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy using all appropriate therapeutic methods available at Brain based Rehab. Methods used in Phase 2 often include sensorineural auditory stimulation using technology including the Tomatis Method coordinated with Soundsory, Forbrain, and neuromotor therapeutic exercise, hippotherapy, and DIR/Floortime work. Timing, rhythm and coordination are often addressed using the Bal-A-Vis-X exercises and Interactive Metronome. A re-assessment is performed at the end of six months with appropriate recommendations.
If a Phase 3 is recommended, impairments and individual goals will be addressed specifically using the methods available at Brain Based Rehab. Appropriate referrals can be made for additional services including counseling, tutoring and educational support. Therapists at Brain Based Rehab can assist with transition of recommendations to the home or school environment during this phase upon request.