Functional Neurology

Doctor Dolphin Will See You Now

Doctor Dolphin Will See You Now

By Ian Hebeisen Animals have aided mental health and physical therapies for decades. While dogs traditionally serve as the most common assistance animal, the roster continues expanding. Now, the list of therapy animals includes dolphins. Dr. Michael Bagnell is...

How Light Returns Clarity & Hope to a Foggy Brain

How Light Returns Clarity & Hope to a Foggy Brain

By Deborah Zelinsky, O.D., Executive Research Director at The Mind-Eye Institute Healthy brains are able to interpret and respond to the environment at many different levels almost instantaneously. So, it is not surprising that patients who have sustained a traumatic...

Your Gut and TBI

Your Gut and TBI

by Kelly Harrigan TBI, concussions, and whiplash all affect the normal functioning of the vagus nerve, significantly impacting our digestive motility, resulting in some uncomfortable and gut-wrenching side effects. The vagus nerve is the key protagonist of our parasympathetic...

Turning Brain Fog Into Boosted Brain Function

Turning Brain Fog Into Boosted Brain Function

By Dr. Tatiana Habanova, DC, DACNB For many, especially those with a brain injury, brain fog is like that uninvited guest who makes themselves way too comfortable at the dinner table. And once settled in, getting rid of them...

Memory Problems? Maybe an Optometrist Can Help

By Deborah Zelinsky, O.D. Why would someone visit an optometrist for memory problems? Because memories are built on our ability to "visualize" and "process" what we are seeing, feeling, smelling, touching, hearing, and thinking. Visual processing is what enables...

Domestic Violence: Harmful to Women – and the Fetus

Domestic Violence: Harmful to Women – and the Fetus

by Deborah Zelinsky, O.D. Pregnant women subjected to domestic violence - both physical and psychological - are more likely to give birth to infants with abnormalities in eye-hand and eye-ear coordination, have future difficulties in learning, and problems related...

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