Our treatment programs are individualized for each child or adult depending on their specific neurosensory needs and deficits. A comprehensive “three pronged” approach is recommended for maximum patient benefit and improvement and includes: 1) specific chiropractic treatment programs, 2) detoxification, nutritional, and vitamins/supplementation and, 3) specifically designed neurointegrative exercise programs. The goal of treatment is to provide a natural alternative to potentially harmful drugs while allowing individuals to reach their maximum life potential – both socially and academically. To further elaborate:
1) Individualized Chiropractic Treatment Programs
Each patient is evaluated for vertebral subluxations which are subtle misalignments of any one of the vertebrae forming the spinal column or any of the bones forming the pelvis. Vertebral subluxations can occur during fetal development, during the birthing process, or as the result of any physical or emotional trauma. For example, children learning to walk are constantly falling on their behind. This can result in misalignments of the spine. Subluxations can result in a nervous system “disconnect” between the brain and body. They can also contribute to an atypical or immature development of the nervous system which can lead to various developmental delays or chronic health issues. Many children with neurodevelopmental disorders and adults with chronic health problems have a depressed immune system; chiropractic care is known to support immune system function. Dr. Frazetta utilizes a very specific chiropractic approach called the Gonstead method to ensure that each patient receives the exact care that they need.
2) Diet, Detoxification, Nutrition, and Supplementation Programs
There is a tremendous amount of research that shows children with certain neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and adults with chronic illness such as: sinusitis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and autoimmune disorders suffer from chronic inflammation of the gut, a suppressed immune system, and toxicity. Biomedical treatment, also known as functional medicine, looks at how a person’s medical manifestations or neurological manifestations may actually be a result of some other underlying physical breakdown of the body; particularly the gastrointestinal system and toxicity. Patients are evaluated on an individual basis depending on their particular disorder and needs.
3) Neurointegrative Exercise Programs
Movement through space is essential for proper areas of brain development; particularly important is the movement of creeping and crawling on all fours. Many children with neurodevelopmental disorders have delays in reaching various developmental milestones or have never reached them. These children may also have retained primitive reflexes, reflexes that we are born with and that should be inhibited by no later than the first year of life. Not reaching these various developmental milestones or retaining various primitive reflexes will impede the progress of higher and more sophisticated areas of brain development. This will result in poor motor, social and academic learning. Based on each individual’s specific area of deficit, Dr. Frazetta offers special “brain” exercises to promote proper development of neuropathways essential for learning and navigating through life. The long term results of such treatment is better social behavior, improvement in academic and motor learning, and overall improvement in physical health, emotional health, and overall well being.