IM has been tested with excellent results on populations with Neurobehaviorial disorders such as ADD/ADHD and ASD, Traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-Stroke and Amputees.
Similar to the way a metronome is used by musicians to keep tempo, IM uses auditory and visual feedback to gauge if a patient’s kinesthetic performance is in sync with the beat. Through rhythm and repetition, this training can improve timing in the brain.
Dr. Austin is one of the few providers in our area who uses this engaging, evidenced-based assessment and training tool to improve patients’ cognitive and motor skills. He has been certified to provide IM services since 2005 and is an expert in the area of Brain Timing.
IM can alleviate symptoms which children and adults may experience (who are frequently unnecessarily or unsuccessfully medicated), including:
Cognitive deficits which are shown to improve include:
Physical deficits which are helped with IM Training include:
For more information and research, visit www.interactivemetronome.com. Home IM units are available at our office.
Using a 50 inch HD TV and touch screen, the NSI is designed to offer a host of therapy procedures to a wide range of patients requiring visual or neuro therapy following: head injury, Strokes, Concussion, Whip Lash, and more. The programmable instrument offers procedures to improve; Pursuits, Saccades, Eye-Hand Coordination, Visual Reaction Time, Speed, Visual Motor Skills and Neuro-Cognitive Skills. Learn more at: www.rkbinstruments.com
I came to Dr. Austin after suffering with a chronic illness and brain injury for nearly 2 years. I was afraid to be hopeful because I had already tried many things to heal and was struggling to make further progress. Dr. Austin has several ways of objectively testing brain function and I was relieved to get confirmation of what I already new to be true – my brain function was impaired! The first month was challenging for me, but I was faithful to come to appointments and do my at-home exercises. It has now been 2 months and I have progressed so much in such a short time! I have gotten my ability to drive back, am able to go to the store alone, play much more with my daughter, and have been going more places than I have in a long time! To put it simply, I am starting to live again! I look forward to seeing the progress I continue to make. Dr. Austin’s number 1 priority is helping the patient feel better. He wants to know how you are feeling along the way and is careful to challenge you without overdoing it. He will truly listen and believe you when you tell him how you’re feeling and will modify exercises accordingly.
Dr. Austin’s practice has given me the hope of recovery after a difficult brain injury. I found Dr. Austin after seeing many specialists – neurologist, rheumatologist, endocrinologist – and receiving an uncertain diagnosis that left me without a recovery plan. He has brought a quantitative approach to measuring my brian function, for the first time describing my vision loss symptoms, balance issues, and other challenges in a way that makes me feel I’m being understood and, more importantly, gives me a path to recovery. Dr. Austin is uniquely knowledgeable, genuinely kind, and understands the importance of empathy and communication. We are so lucky to have him and his practice as a resource in our community.