Most Patients Can See Significant Improvement In Just 5 Days

Dr. Glen Zielinski & his Northwest Functional Neurology team have been helping
people recover from complicated neurological conditions, such as
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions,  Dizziness and Vertigo,
and Movement Disorders through innovative diagnostics and customized brain-based solutions for over 14 years.

 

Conditions We Help

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TBI/Concussion

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how we fix it
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Vertigo

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Movement Disorders

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Dysautonomia

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Northwest Functional Neurology has been architecturally designed to maximize
the healing experience by minimizing neurologic triggers that impede recovery.

STEP ONE: WHERE WE BEGIN

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what it means to you
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The History

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The Diagnosis

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Diagnostic Therapies

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With your Discovery Day complete, we will have all the
pieces necessary to design your personal recovery plan.
From here we move on to your care program.

STEP TWO - TWO OPTIONS FOR CARE

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what it means to you
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NeuroRestoration 5-Day Program

Intensive that’s where we take two months worth of care, and compress it into a week.

We see you five times a day for five consecutive days. You show up at 9 and leave at 5. We work on you for about an hour, give you 45 minutes off, and repeat the process. We run your diagnostics again on Day 3 to see how you are progressing and tweak the protocol as needed. We run them again on the final day to see what you need for follow up care and home exercises. We generally see most people get around 70% better in a week, and some get entirely fixed. YMMV.

The most important thing in neurorehabilitation is frequency of stimulus. NeuroRestoration Therapy is like endurance training. You don’t build endurance with heavyweights and few reps. You do it with light weights and tons and tons of reps.

NeuroRestoration is the same way. We are trying to generate plasticity. Plasticity is neuronal endurance, efficiency, connectivity, and metabolic capacity.

When we have a pathway that is firing too low, and we want firing back up at a proper level, we can give you the best possible exercise, at exactly the correct frequency and intensity, and get it firing back up where it belongs. You’ll be great…for about 2 hours. That’s because a single session of exercises doesn’t really change the pathway. In reality, we just sensitized receptors that made it fire better for a little while.

If that’s all we do, we are just an expensive neurological party trick.

But to make real change, all the research in plasticity says that if you stimulate it again before the receptor potential fully degrades, and again, and again, that’s how you turn on all the genetic signals that say “we need more protein to get some endurance, let’s make more stuff and get efficient again.”

That’s the whole point of doing an intensive, it lets us maximize the plastic changes your brain needs to make to get better. Our results are honestly usually better than with ambulatory programs. We can usually get a better change in a week than we can in two months worth of ambulatory care.

Part of that is because when you work with one person several times per day, they get really good at seeing how far they can push you and exactly when to stop. If you are doing ambulatory care, you still need the same frequency of stimulus to get better, otherwise it’s a bit of a wheel spinner. So we set you up with home exercises to stimulate your system, and you need to do them at least three times per day.

Since you can’t usually see where your fatigue threshold is, we need to be conservative with the home stuff. We don’t let you push as hard as we do, because you can’t see where the point is that you start to blow yourself up.  So recovery usually takes longer because of that.

Since you are doing most of the work, you also need to own the results.

Either way, you get better. Some people just can’t swing the time off for an intensive, which we understand.

We still do everything we can to help them

Customized Outpatient Plan

We treat people here two ways, with standard outpatient or intensive protocols.

Our standard outpatient protocol is we book out a month of care, see you three times a week for that month, then repeat the tests. We see what’s changed, see what’s better, and see what we need to work on, and tweak the protocol from there. Usually, people are better within a lap or two of that process.

Northwest Functional Neurology provides flexible options for patient care,
so everyone can receive the care they need.

What Makes Us Different


 

The NeuroRestoration Therapy (NRT)

Healing the most complex system in the human body requires a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr. Glen Zelinski, after years of addressing complex neurological cases,
developed the NRT approach that melds brain-based therapy, 
physical therapy,
vision therapy, and vestibular therapy 
to create a comprehensive healing profile.

The best outcomes are watching patients return to the activities they love.

Northwest Functional Neurology

17449 Lower Boones Ferry Road, Suite 300
Lake Oswego, Oregon USA 97035

Phone +1 503-850-4526 

Fax: +1 503-908-1555

Info@northwestfunctionalneurology.com