Our Story

Plasticity Brain Centers was founded in 2015, through a collaboration of its founding members, who each had passions for patient care, technology, education, and neurology -- and each who had a personal life-changing experience with functional neurology. It is the synthesis of these four passions that motivates the administration, clinical team, and support staff to strive to provide each patient struggling with a neurological challenge with an outstanding healthcare experience, the most current and advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies, a through education of their condition or health hurdle, and life-changing outcomes.

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Why Choose Us?

Plasticity Brain Centers: The Premeire Functional Neurology Center

The brain is one of the most complex structures in our universe. It is our master control center for all body functions, and at the same time it is our reality emulator. Our brain determines what is real or not, and how we respond to it. We understand that when our brain is injured, diseased, or fails to develop properly, our productivity and survivablity is compromised. However, until the past decade, even some of the most prestigious neurological institutions in the world were struggling to find a solution to brain dysfunction when there is not a tumor, bleed, or electrical dysfunction. This is how the field of fuctional neurology came to the forefront.

The study and practice of functional neurology gradually developed from the innovations and teaching of Dr. Ted Carrick, who is credited with the creation of the field in the late 1970s. Functional neurology is based on the notion that neurological systems can function sub-optimally in a state of disease, or in sub-optimal health. This dysfunction can not be captured by traditional imaging, or traditional diagnostic tests, but can be evaluated through physiological assessments, and triangulated with an understanding of neurophysiology.

Treatment applications in functional neurology are built upon models founded on classical conditioning, combined with an understanding of afferent (sensory) and efferent (motor/cognitive) physiology. This is the basis of what has been termed "ReceptorBased" therapy. By understanding how the brain processes sensory systems, as well as understanding motor reflexes, a functional neurologist can combine ReceptorBased applications with classical conditioning to create Neuro plasticity in processing systems.

In a situation when a patient is experiencing a neurological challenge, disease, or injury, a functional neurologist will utilize a clinical examination, combined with neurological testing to identify neurological networks that are not functioning properly. They will then formulate a rehabilitation strategy involving sensory, motor, electrical, light and/or cognitive elements to create a barrage of action potentials, with repetition and intensity, which will drive protein synthesis in the target cells, thus creating long term potentiation, or plasticity, and efficiency in the targeted neurological networks. Ultimately, increasing neurological integrity, diminishing neurological impedements, and improving quality of life.

We facilitate significant neurological improvement through a three-tiered methodology employing:

Accurate
Diagnosis

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Breakthrough Therapies

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Collaborative Continued Care

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Improve Brain Function & Performance with the Plasticity Brain Center Approach

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Meet Our Clinical Director

We are a tertiary care provider with experience in cases of neurological injuries and degenerative conditions. That means your doctor can refer you to our clinic for the next level of care. Our clinicians are seasoned functional neurologists, trained and mentored personally by the leading specialist in the field, Dr. Ted Carrick. They are considered some of the most experienced doctors in treating brain injuries and neurodegenerative conditions, with hundreds of cases treated.

Dr. Matthew M. Antonucci

DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABCDD, FABVR, FABNN, FABBIR, FICC

While studying for his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University, Dr. Antonucci became fascinated with the nervous system, particularly the brain, of humankind. He began taking extra-curricular neurology classes to understand the brain and nervous system better and became enthralled with the study of neurology. <...

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