I want to…help Dr. Lieurance, D.C. promote his unique therapy with functional neurology. For me to see the changes in balance and the resulting calming effect is amazing to me. After living with this for 60 years, I find it phenomenal that my brain is able to make the changes that it is: brain neuroplasticity is a heavy player in research. I am glad I am living proof that “old dogs CAN learn new tricks”. The improvement in my quality of life continues to surprise me—as I never knew it could be this way—I just had adapted to what I knew as “normal”. Now people invading my personal space is not as overwhelming and threatening. I don’t get nearly as upset if someone bumps into me, or touches me. No longer do I feel like I am losing my balance when I turn quickly, go up or down stairs or make quick movements. My sense of security is improving as I am not having to monitor every movement, I am enjoying exercise more. Eating is becoming more reasonable, as I am not as likely to eat to calm my stomach, as it is not as constantly upset (think vertigo nausea).
This is not traditional vestibular therapy: it is very skilled/specialized and individualized—no cookbook methods here. Dr. Lieurance has had extensive training in functional neurology, and returns to be a lead in grand rounds 2 times a year where he trained. I have always avoided traditional vestibular therapy as I felt it would make me worse. Sensory processing therapy which would have been more appropriate is not readily available in the valley for adults. I feel I have found a gold mine in Dr. Lieurance’s practice, and my therapist, Paul who is an AIS specialist is fantastic. I want to get the word out so others can benefit as well.”