Neuroplasticity is doing something over and over again expecting a different outcome. We learn through repetition whether it is something new or the need to re-learn something we’ve lost.
What would you tell other athletes that have suffered a concussion?
After your concussion, what was your recovery process like at Smith Family Chiropractic?
Ask our patients…About Our Comprehensive Testing and Examination Methods Q: How valuable are the examination by the doctors and testing methods (such as CAPS testing, VNG exams, and Saccadometry) in recommending proper care for an injured athlete? A: Very valuable. They show progress and help the doctors reassess the treatment you have to do. A: […]
Ask our Patients…About Early Concussion Intervention Q: How important do you think early intervention is as it relates to concussions? A: We cannot stress the importance of early intervention enough. Both myself and my mother say, ‘run to Dr. Ala as fast as you can,’ and we live in North Dakota! We went through the […]
Concussion Symptoms Left Unchecked Can Prove Deadly Now more than ever, young athletes are pressured to perform. This pressure comes from many sources, but as parents, it’s important to monitor your athlete closely. A recent article CBC news describes how a young athlete ‘ignored concussion symptoms, days before her death.’ Many student athletes, like the […]
Children, Safety, and Head Injuries Being a parent is tough! It’s hard to draw the line between over protective and negligent…especially as it relates to head injuries. How much supervision do they need? What should they be allowed to do? How much protection is needed? What symptoms or behavior changes are concerning? All of these, […]
Will your child ‘grow out’ of these developmental problems? Sensorimotor problems include a wide variety of symptoms that relate to combining of functions from the sensory system and the motor system. These symptoms are often noted as: Clumsiness Attention difficulties Reading problems Generalized anxiety Sensitivity for stress. Often times we overlook these symptoms in […]
Orthopedic Rehab with Functional Neurology This past weekend I had the privilege to study with fellow colleagues at The Carrick Insititute in Atlanta, GA. This, hands on course was called Functional Neuro Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR).This course focused on the upper quadrant, including the shoulder, arm, and wrist. I learned a ton of great new information on […]
Burn Fat Dr. Ala’s Way These fat burning strategies are not for the faint of heart, but they are for the person who wants results and wants optimum body composition. This is about more than just losing weight, this is about losing FAT weight. Too often people focus on just the number on the scale. […]