Frequently Asked Questions
How is your treatment approach different than other healthcare providers?
Our clinic offers a unique approach to neurological rehabilitation. We do not perform or utilize traditional medical or physical therapy modalities to treat neurological symptoms, but instead offer a training-based rehabilitation program that is focused on the brain and neurological healing. Having a chiropractic training background, we believe in holistic, natural remedies to heal the body. Having specialized post-graduate fellowships and diplomates in neurological rehabilitation, we have the ability to use advanced technologies and therapies to facilitate brain healing.
At Great Lakes Neurology, we believe the best approach is individual, one-on-one care. We take the time to listen, learn and understand about you and your goals. That way we can provide the best roadmap for your success.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for your treatment?
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for our treatment is to set up a free phone consultation with one of the doctors. They will speak with you about your symptoms, your history, and other details that are pertinent concerning your background. We will also discuss what we can offer you and if there is a good probability of our treatment benefiting you and reducing your symptoms.
However, if you are experiencing any kind of neurological symptom, if you have been unsuccessful in trying other treatment approaches (including medication), if you have had your symptoms for a long period of time, and/or if you have never tried neurological rehabilitation (brain exercises) for your symptoms, there is a good chance we can help you.
Does your clinic accept insurance as a method of payment?
We are an out-of-network clinic that does not accept insurance as a method of payment. However, we will provide you with a superbill (with diagnosis and therapy codes based on your treatment) that you can submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
I see that your clinic offers different treatment lengths/programs. Which one is right for me?
Due to individual differences in symptoms, clinical presentations, mechanisms of injury, and personal history, we have developed treatment programs and lengths that are based on your individual differences and needs. Our treatment recommendations are typically based on objective findings during our initial examination and diagnostic testing, but we have flexibility in our treatment programs to match your preferences as well. Our therapy applications can be beneficial at once or twice per week and multiple hours per day. We make the decision together based upon what is best for you and your situation.
What kinds of treatment modalities does your clinic offer?
Our clinic offers non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment therapies in our rehabilitation-based paradigm. We offer a variety of different therapies targeting and training different networks in the brain; vestibular therapies, proprioceptive therapies, cognitive therapies, cerebellar therapies, etc. However, we do not have pre-made programs or general levels that every patient must perform. Instead, each treatment modality will be designed and implemented based solely on your individual symptoms and the findings of your initial examination and diagnostic testing.
How does the treatment help my specific presentation and symptoms?
We provide a unique treatment approach; we do not have set therapies or plans for any one symptoms (for example, we do not have a "headache" protocol where everyone that has a headache gets the same frequency/duration/intensity of each individual therapy. The therapies and exercises that we offer can be highly modified to target specific areas of the brain and nervous system in a way that compliments our other therapies. Each individual will get a unique set of in-clinic and at-home therapies that are intended to help heal their specific nervous system weaknesses and imbalances. For example, we utilize vestibular rehabilitation with many of our patients; but the types of rotations and exercises performed in the clinic can vary greatly from one person to the next (one person may only perform oscillations in a certain direction at a slow speed, while another person may perform oscillations with inversion profiles at a much higher speed.