At Krukowski Family Chiropractic, we offer a variety of services to best fit your needs.
Comprehensive Orthopaedic/Neurologic Exam and nervous system scan
Brain Injury Treatments with Chiropractic: Dr. Tammy L. Krukowski, DC, CCEP, DIBCN is a Chiropractic Neurologist specializing in brain trauma injuries. Dr. Krukowski’s treatment methods are based on the brain’s ability to reorganize (Neuroplasticity); which means that healthy parts of the brain acquire and take on the functions which were previously carried out by the injured sections of the brain. The main aim of treatment is to encourage and increase the patient’s ability to move and function in as normal a way as possible. More normal movements cannot be obtained if the patient stays in a few positions and moves in a limited or disordered way. The aim of management is to help the patient to change their abnormal postures and movements so that they are able to comfortable adapt to the environment and develop a better quality of functional skills. Stroke Rehabilitation:
Cerebrovascular accident (Strokes)
In the United States more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke, a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) each year; and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. The goals of rehabilitation are to help the survivors become as independent as possible and to attain the best possible quality of life. Even though rehabilitation does not “cure” strokes – in that it does not reverse the brain damage – rehabilitation can substantially help people achieve the best possible long-term outcome.
What is post-stroke rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors relearn skills that are lost when part of the brain is damaged. For example, these skills can include coordinating leg movements in order to walk or carrying out the steps involved in any complex activity. Rehabilitation also teaches survivors new ways of performing tasks to circumvent or compensate for any residual disabilities.
Chiropractic Neurologists specialize in treating disabilities related to motor and sensory challenges and impediments. Dr. Krukowski can help stroke patient’s recuperate and save the use of stroke-impaired limbs, teach compensatory strategies to reduse the effect of remaining deficitys, and establish ongoing exercise programs to help people retain their newly learned skills. Dr. Krukowski focuses on “saving the muscle” witin a movement pattern to reduce pain and dysfunction. Treatments used by Dr. Tammy Krukowski to encourage the use of limbs include selective sensory stimulation such as tapping or stroking, active and passive range-of-motion exercises, vibration, muscle firing pattern retraining, and positional release hold. Dr. Krukowski also utilizes forced use of the affected limb by practicing motor tasks. This approach promotes brain reorganization and recovery of function. Movement Disorders:
Imagine if you couldn't walk normally or get up from a chair. What if parts of your body moved when you didn't want them to? Imagine if all the muscles in your trunk or arms contracted without your control in a painful twisted distortion of terror. If you have a movement disorder, you experience these kinds of movements. Dyskinesia is a common symptom of many movement disorders. Dyskinesia results in broken or jerky motions. Tremors are a type of dyskinesia.
Nerve diseases cause many movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. Other causes include injuries, autoimmune diseases, infections and certain medicines. Many movement disorders are inherited, which means they run in families.
Treatment varies by disorder. Dr. Tammy L. Krukowski, DC, CCEP, DIBCN utilizes natural interventions like muscle firing pattern re-education, antagonist balancing, proprioceptive re-education, dynamic equilibrium condition, “stack/stagger”, and ADL education. The goal of treatment being to improve brain function first; then the muscle coordination will improve.
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