“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
~Thomas Edison, 1902~
At Northern Hope, we give all credit to Our Lord and pray for God to grant us wisdom to care for the people who come to our clinic. We thank him everyday for our minds that function and our bodies that work so we can be better Christians and provide the best care to our patients.
Functional Neurology & Medicine
Drs. TJ and Sara Graber are board certified Chiropractic Neurologists receiving their Diplomate of Neurology through the Carrick Institute of Neurology and awarded the diplomate from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. With their expertise, they will examine and find the areas of concern physically, neurologically and metabolically in order to treat the entire person instead and not just the problem.
With the brain-based examination and rehabilitation Drs. TJ and Sara will not only manually treat the area in question itself with physical medicine but will also "exercise" the deficient region of the brain to normalize function. Since the brain is plastic, with appropriate treatment it can attain optimal wellness. Treatments may entail specific types of eye movement exercises (known as "oculomotor rehabilitation"), balancing activities, oxygen supplementation, rotary activation (chair spins), eccentric fast stretching, cross cord mechanisms, therapeutic use of light, therapeutic use of sound, therapeutic use of smell, and physical activities using one side of the body.
Drs. TJ and Sara are also trained in Functional Medicine and may ask for Blood Chemistry Profiles and Genetic Profiles to better understand the individual and their issue(s). They will then use all the information to address the total person with a treatment plan that will include diet instruction, nutrition support and physical/neurological exercises.
As Chiropractors, Drs. TJ and Sara use manual and instrument adjusting techniues to make profound changes in the body and brain. They use just motion palpation to assess function of the spine, but then take the individual as a whole along with their neurological and brain based findings to determine the proper adjustment styles and techniques to utilize. This may include unilateral adjustments to improve brain function with better joint mechanics.