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  • What is Functional Neurology?
    Functional Neurology is an emerging new discipline that is being used to treat various neurological, brain-based conditions. It takes an integrative approach to the treatment of neurological and brain-based conditions, by assessing how your body’s neurologic, metabolic, nutritional, and biomechanical systems are interacting with one another. The Functional Neurology approach is focused on finding ways to drive neuroplasticity in specific areas of the brain, in order to resolve existing health challenges.
  • What is a brain imbalance?
    The most common brain ” imbalance” occurs between the two hemispheres of the brain; the scientific name is a functional disconnection. Essentially it is a lack of connection, communication and integration between networks on either side of the brain. This lack of integration is most commonly a result of a developmental imbalance or developmental asynchrony. This means that one side of the brain is delayed or slowed in its development which causes the other to mature and grow faster. This imbalance in growth and maturity prevents the two sides of the brain from properly integrating. This results in an unevenness of functional abilities where one side of the brain is advanced or even ”too strong” relative to the other side which has skills and functions that are underdeveloped and weaker. Obsessive, compulsive, or hyperactive behavior is an example of the left hemisphere being too strong and producing symptoms. This combination of strengths and weaknesses can result in many different types of physical, mental health and learning issues that can last a lifetime.
  • What is Hemispheric Integration?
    Hemispheric Integration is the activation of both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. When hemisphere integration is poor, there is decreased communication between the right and left sides of the brain. Electrically, the two hemispheres are not communicating, there is an imbalance between the right and left sides of the brain or one hemisphere is activated, while the other remains largely inactive. According to Stein, Stanford, and Rowland (2009) multisensory integration is essential for almost every activity that we perform because the combination of multiple sensory inputs is essential for us to comprehend our surroundings. A healthy and productive mind “emerges from a process called integration” (Siegal, 2011). Both Dennison (2006) and Hannaford (1995) offer physical activities that integrate the brain through movement, but this publication offers quick printable activities that can also activate both hemispheres and train the brain to be mindful and present for improved memory and processing.
  • What are neurological exercises?
    Neuro-active exercises are movements that promote not only brain health but also create neuroplasticity. The brain's ability to rewire and make new connections and by re-opening dormant pathways.
  • What age range can benefit from it?
    Your endlessly fascinating nervous system and brain are incredibly complex and surprisingly receptive to positive change at any age.
  • Do you need certification to give Brain Balance therapy?
    Yes, Rina Miro, MSc (Neuro-Behavioral Health) is certified by: The IAFNR (Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation) and the ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board) a regulatory board for certification in the field of functional neurology. As well as being qualified in the Melillo Method™ Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Certification.
  • Is there any research to back this up?
    Yes, cutting-edge research has been conducted for the past 25 years.
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