Our Founder and Board Member Joel Goldstein authored this feature article on Brainline.org.
The theory of neural plasticity claims that long after a brain is injured it may still retain the ability to repair itself, to regain lost functions by establishing new neural pathways in response to experiences and functional demands. It is an exciting and potentially disruptive way of understanding the brain. The long-held belief that a brain injury survivors’ progress inevitably plateaus after a year or two is increasingly challenged by thought leaders such as Drs. Norman Doidge, Paul Harch, Xavier Figueroa, Carol Henricks, Michael Lewis, Margaret Naeser, David Perlmutter, among others. These physicians cite dramatic cases from their clinical practices of survivors making late-stage recoveries in response to alternative therapies such as, but not limited to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), neurofeedback, photobiomodulation, nutraceutical supplementation and craniosacral therapy. They theorize that brain plasticity is the best way to understand such previously unheard of recoveries.
To read the full article go to Brainline.org