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NEUROSTIMULATION

Repetitive Peripheral Somatosensory Stimulation (RPSS) Therapy (also known as Neurostimulation) targets the area of the brain responsible for motor performance and learning.

Burlington’s Neurostimulation Treatment Clinic!

Our neurostimulation treatments use low levels of electrical stimulation, to help activate or reactivate neurons and structures involved in human function. Are you or a loved one struggling with chronic pain, movement disorders, or other neurological conditions that seem resistant to traditional treatments?

Neurostimulation therapy might be the answer you’ve been searching for!

What Is Neurostimulation And How Does It Work?

Neurostimulation, also known as neuromodulation or electrical stimulation therapy, is a medical technique that involves using electrical or electromagnetic impulses to modify the activity of nerves or neural circuits in the body. 

The goal of neurostimulation is to treat various neurological and medical conditions by altering the way nerve signals are transmitted and processed.

RPSS Therapy treatment
Neurostimulation Therapy on client

Conditions We Can Assist With

Neurostimulation is a versatile medical approach that can help with a variety of conditions, particularly those related to the nervous system. Some of the conditions that neurostimulation can assist in managing or treating include:

 

  • Chronic Pain 
  • Hypoxia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Functional Neurology Disorder (FND)
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Depression
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
  • Essential Tremor
Neurostimulation Therapy on client

Our Neurostimulation Treatments and How They Work

The specific mechanisms of neurostimulation can vary depending on the type of stimulation and the target area within the nervous system. Here are some common neurostimulation treatment techniques and how they work:

Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation

Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) is the process of using vestibular rehabilitation and small electrical currents to a nerve in the ear which maintains balance.

After sessions of exposure to Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation, some patient’s brains can adapt, allowing patients to walk with improved balance.

PONS Stimulation

PONS stimulation is a process of electrical stimulation on the tongue as a direct route to the cranial nerves and brainstem. The pons plays a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions, including breathing, sleep, and balance. 

Stimulation of the pons is used to treat conditions such as cluster headaches, migraines, disorders of consciousness. It also treats balance impairment and improve speech and pronunciation.

RPSS Therapy

Repetitive Peripheral Somatosensory (RPSS) is a technique which uses cutting edge technology to help a wide range of populations, decreasing spasticity, improving posture and even improving range of motion. 

The RPSS Therapy can be paired with other rehabilitation techniques specific to the diagnosis or condition, allowing for a more effective treatment or therapy.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

tDCS involves applying a weak electrical current to specific areas of the brain through electrodes placed on the scalp.

The current flow can enhance or inhibit neuronal activity in the targeted brain regions, affecting cognitive functions, mood, and pain perception.

tDCS is being researched as a potential treatment for depression, chronic pain, and various neuropsychiatric disorders.

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS)

TNS involves applying electrical stimulation to the trigeminal nerve, a nerve responsible for sensation in the face and head. 

Non-invasive transcutaneous trigeminal nerve stimulation delivers mild electrical current to branches of the trigeminal nerve over the forehead as a way to prevent or treat migraine headaches. 

This method is also used to help treat those with facial nerve pain, dizziness, brain fog, post stroke, etc…

Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is used with individuals who have Parkinson’s, Tremor, Autism, ADHD and other disorders to improve speech, cognition, memory and more. 

Previous studies have demonstrated that pairing vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with tones or tone trains can enhance both the spectral and temporal processing of sounds in the auditory cortex. TVNS is FDA-approved for treating epilepsy and has shown promise in managing treatment-resistant depression.

How We Pair Neurostimulation Therapy with Other Rehab Techniques

Neurostimulation can be a valuable addition to other rehabilitation techniques, enhancing their effectiveness and providing complementary benefits. 

 

When combined with traditional rehabilitation methods, neurostimulation can optimize treatment outcomes for various neurological and medical conditions.

 

For patients with Hypoxia, Cerebral Palsy or Stroke, RPSS
Therapy can be used alongside Proprioceptive
Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) to increase range of
motion and decrease spasticity.

 

Movement Disorders such as Parkinson’s, Ataxia
or MSA, as well as FND, Essential Tremor and Tardive 
Dyskinesia (TD), we can pair RPSS Technique with PONS or tDCS to decrease tremor.

 

Pairing RPSS Technique with primitive inhibitory reflexes
for Cerebral Palsy patients, we can improve their crawling,
posture, range of motion, etc.

Woman getting RPSS treatment

RPSS: Stimulation Therapy for Neurological Disorders

This is used as a method of treatment for a wide array of neurological disorders, RPSS has proven to be an effective tool for rehabilitation in patients with conditions such as Stroke, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Concussions and more.

Paired with a number of other rehabilitation techniques, RPSS Therapy is a technique that can be applied in many variations, such as:

  • Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation
  • Neuro Stimulation
  • Optokinetic Stimulation
Woman getting RPSS treatment

Neurostimulation Therapy is Important for Several Reasons!

Effective Pain Management

Neurostimulation therapy is a valuable tool for managing chronic pain conditions that do not respond well to conventional treatments. Techniques as listed above can provide significant pain relief and improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from chronic pain.

 

Treatment for Neurological Disorders

Neurostimulation therapy has proven to be effective in treating various neurological disorders. It is used to manage conditions like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, offering significant improvements in motor function and symptom control.

 

Non-Invasive or Minimally Invasive

Many neurostimulation techniques are non-invasive or minimally invasive, which means they can be performed without major surgery. This reduces the risk of complications and shortens recovery times, making neurostimulation a safer and more accessible treatment option for patients.

 

Reduces Dependence on Medications

Neurostimulation therapy can reduce the reliance on medications for symptom management. By targeting specific neural pathways, neurostimulation can provide relief without the need for high doses of drugs, potentially minimizing side effects and medication-related complications.

 

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Certain neurostimulation techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), have been approved for neuropsychiatric disorders like depression and epilepsy. These treatments offer alternatives to traditional medication-based approaches, especially for individuals who do not respond well to medications or cannot tolerate their side effects.

 

Enhancing Neural Plasticity
Neurostimulation can promote neural plasticity, the brain’s ability to reorganize and adapt to injury or learning. This property can be utilized to facilitate motor recovery, cognitive improvements, and language rehabilitation in individuals with neurological injuries or impairments.

 

Innovative Treatment Frontiers

As a rapidly evolving field, neurostimulation continues to explore new treatment frontiers. Ongoing research and technological advancements open doors to novel applications, offering hope for individuals with a wide range of neurological conditions.

 

Personalized Treatment

Neurostimulation therapy can be tailored to the individual needs of patients. The stimulation parameters, target areas, and treatment plans can be customized based on the specific condition and response of each patient, maximizing treatment efficacy.

 

Improved Quality of Life

By alleviating symptoms and improving functioning, neurostimulation therapy can significantly enhance the quality of life for patients living with chronic pain or debilitating neurological conditions.

 

Non-Pharmacological Option for Vulnerable Populations

Neurostimulation therapy can be especially valuable for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly or those with multiple comorbidities, who may have limitations in their ability to tolerate medications or invasive procedures.

Discover Relief with Neurostimulation Therapy!

By harnessing the power of gentle electrical impulses, neurostimulation offers hope and relief for conditions that have previously seemed insurmountable. Don’t let chronic pain or debilitating symptoms hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Take the first step towards a better quality of life by calling us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team of specialists.

 

Let us explore how neurostimulation can be tailored to your individual needs, providing you with personalized treatment options that can significantly improve your well-being and overall functioning.

 

Our compassionate team is dedicated to helping you find the right solution for your condition. Don’t wait any longer – call now and discover the transformative possibilities of neurostimulation therapy. Your journey to a brighter and more comfortable future starts with a simple phone call.

 

Located in Burlington, ON, our cutting edge center can help you!