Functional Neurology – What is it?

Functional Neurology is based on neuroplasticity, your nervous system’s ability to strengthen existing neural pathways and create new ones.

The idea that the brain can change its own structure and function through thought and activity is, I believe, the most important alteration in our view of the brain since we first sketched out its basic anatomy and the workings of its basic component, the neuron.
Norman Doidge, MD author of “The Brain that Changes Itself”

Since its very beginnings, chiropractic’s beneficial effects were thought to be mediated through the nervous system. It has only been in recent years, however, that research has shown more precisely how this manual therapy influences neurological function. This has lead to the establishment of post-graduate programs in “Chiropractic Neurology” and the development of novel ways of employing chiropractic techniques.

In addition to these studies came perhaps the most important breakthrough in neuroscience in the last 100 years, the discovery of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity describes the brain’s remarkable ability to physically rewire itself based on what stimuli it is exposed to.

Born from these exciting new advances in science, “Functional Neurology” has emerged as a clinical method of activating specific neural circuits in order to improve the function of the nervous system. This non-medication approach has not only offered new hope for people suffering from a wide variety of neurological problems, it has also become a sought after therapy for athletes looking to enhance their performance.