Movement Disorders are a broad class of conditions that affect an individual's ability to either initiate or control their movements. This can significantly reduce the quality of life and also increase a patient’s risk of injury.
Movement Disorders can be inherited or acquired. Acquired movement disorders are commonly associated with aging or brain injury. At their root, movement disorders originate from a breakdown in the central nervous system.
Take, for example, someone reaching for a glass of water. In order to produce controlled movements, the brain’s sensory system must be firing correctly and effectively communicate with the brain’s motor system. The motor system must then generate the specific outputs at speed in order to stimulate the right muscles with the correct degree of strength. An error at any of these stages could result in a missed, dropped, or spilled glass.
After being diagnosed with a movement disorder, it is common to undergo generalized rehabilitation in physical and occupational therapies. Upon discharge from outpatient care, patients may still be experiencing symptoms. This is when consulting a specialist like Dr. Keiser may be beneficial.
Work to understand a patient’s strengths, the root of their movement disorder, and gauge their stamina for rehab through a comprehensive clinical exam. Using the latest in diagnostic technology, we consider each individual component of movement in isolation - vision, vestibular, and proprioceptive input, sensation, motor pathways etc. and how they integrate together. This in-depth exploration often leads to a more precise solution.
This extra step often leads to an improvement in symptoms.
Develop a customized treatment program informed by these findings. Our approach takes advantage of the central nervous system’s ability to be plastic, to change constructively over time. This allows us to improve brain function through non-invasive, non-pharmacological means.
Frequently re-assess and adapt as needed to ensure the best results. Our goal is to work with our patients to rehabilitate elements of the underlying dysfunction contributing to their symptoms to either eradicate the errors in movement, or at least improve a patient’s quality of life
“Thanks so much to Dr. Keiser- I am completely thrilled by the treatment and progress! What a life-changing saving grace! I am in deep gratitude.”
At Nathan Keiser Chiropractic Neurology, we believe that with this individualized, functional approach, every patient can make improvements.
If you feel like you have already tried everything and are stuck, don't feel alone. Many of our best recovery stories start this way. Our team is dedicated to helping every patient achieve their goals.