Changed Lives : Head Trauma
Severe Head Injury
This gentleman made medical history after he fell from the roof of a commercial building landing head first on the cement below.
Compare the position of his skull and the position of his skin in the scan to the right.
Notice the shape of the mid-line of his brain.
He was referred to us following his hospital stay.
He able to stand for only a few seconds at a time without dizziness or feeling faint.
His speech was limited, slurring and dropping words, using words out of context and confusing his sentences. When he would speak, his wife had to reconstruct his words to make them understandable.
We had a full office when Dr. Maness did the imaging of his brain.
Imaging shows there was very little activity in the left hemisphere when we started our protocols.
There must have been five or six doctors, therapists and health care professionals including a cameraman and a media person.
After about 30 minutes into the protocol, he said his first understandable sentence; "Get that camera out of my face."
Just before his words, the activity returned to the left hemisphere.
Soon he was able to count by 10’s to 100, do cross lateral thinking exercises and construct sentences we could understand. He was then able to stand and stand for extended periods of time.
We worked with him for a total of 12 sessions, one a week for the next 12 weeks. Jerry worked with him on the final sessions.
His speech became more coherent, and his ability to stand continued to improve.
His neurologist told him whatever he was doing, don't stop.
He was released to return to his home in Seattle.
We received a visit from this gentleman and his wife six years later. He is still doing great.
Dr. Maness is a member of ISNR, the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.