FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGICAL ORTHOPEDIC REHAB

Functional Neurological Orthopedic Rehabilitation

FNOR can be used for Serious Injuries including brain injury, frequent falling and traumatic injuries involving body and brain issues. 

Based on modern research in neuroscience and rehabilitation, FNORTM is based on the concept that musculoskeletal injury (i.e. injury to joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments), particularly injury associated with pain that lasts a long time after the injury, most often causes changes in the nervous system (brain and nerves of the body). This is why many patients fail to respond to conventional physical therapy and medical measures that only address the injured or painful area – these limited approaches do not address the changes in the nervous system that result from injury. This might be likened to only removing an infected thumb drive from your computer after the virus it delivered has already infected your system – the thumb drive is where the problem started but it is now only part of a bigger, growing problem. Modern research suggests that chronic pain and injury are very much like this.


FNORTM practitioners therefore treat the body and brain at the same time through the use of a range of unique techniques. While some look similar to common physical therapy methods and some look very different (almost space-age) but all FNORTM methods are non-invasive.


In consulting us, many patients report that they feel like “somebody finally understands their pain” and its effects on their life. We utilize a range of non-invasive, modern techniques to treat pain, including the most stubborn forms of chronic pain, including post-surgical pain. In fact, the FNORTM system was first developed to treat pain sufferers, many of whom had undergone multiple failed surgeries.


It is likely that you will not recognize many of the non-invasive techniques utilized to reduce your pain. Most of these techniques are directed at the various nerves of the body and limbs (called the peripheral nervous system) and the brain and spinal cord (called the central nervous system.) By going after changes in the nervous system, we aim to reverse the effects of chronic pain on your body, boosting the function of your nervous system rather than just dampening the areas dealing with pain. The result is that following treatment, you are literally a higher functioning individual with an increased capacity for work, performance and function.


Our objective is to get you your life back, to get you on your own feet (rather than building dependence on yet another therapy) and to show you how to keep going.


If you are a chronic pain sufferer or someone who has seen multiple, specialists for your injury, then you have likely seen physical (physio-) therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, medical physicians and even surgeons. You probably noticed that each had their own approach to your problem. As with many chronic pain sufferers, you may have found that each of these approaches had some, limited benefit but none really completely resolved your problem. One of the reasons that many patients have this experience is that while each healthcare discipline and approach has its merits, for most people, their chronic pain and injury requires a multi-pronged approach, involving a range of methods rather than one-at-a-time. In fact, in many cases, the process of undergoing therapies one-at-a-time, can actually prolonged recovery and complicate the problem.


The FNORTM approach was developed by a team of specialists, drawing from elements of medicine, physical (physio-) therapy, psychology, complementary and alternative approaches and most of all, clinical neuroscience. For this reason, some of the elements of the FNORTM approach may be familiar to you while others will be quite different. It is likely, however, that the overall experience of FNORTM treatment will be quite different and probably a bit more intensive than your previous experience. You will also likely notice the use of a number of new technologies that are aimed at analyzing your brain and nervous system, movement and physiology. The use of modern technologies allows the FNORTM practitioner to develop unique treatment approaches based on sensitive measures of function.


FNOR helps us rehabilitate the following conditions:

  • Spine Conditions ((e.g. lower back pain, neck pain, spinal stenosis, disc injury.)

  • Hip and Leg Problems (e.g. IT band syndrome, hip arthritis and pain, knee pain, runners knee, Achilles tendon pain, plantar fasciitis.)

  • Arm and Shoulder Conditions (e.g. rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow.)


Because the FNORTM system addresses body and brain is also used to rehabilitate those who have suffered from serious injuries including:

  • Brain injury (e.g. stroke, concussion.)

  • Instability and Frequent Falling.

  • Traumatic injuries involving body and brain issues.

Integrated Physicians Medical Group
Jeffrey James DC DACNB

Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

 

2001 S. Barrington Avenue,
Suite 103,Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone. 310-575-5575

Fax. 310-575-5570

 

Hours

 

Mon-Fri | 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Sat-Sun | CLOSED