Restoring Hope, One Patient at a Time
Apraxia. Dystonia. RSD. Traumatic Brain Injury. Vertigo. To most people, these words sound foreign or clinical. But to you—they may be all too familiar. You know how brain-based disorders make it difficult, often impossible, to perform the routine activities of daily life—activities that other people take for granted.
At Rhode Island Integrated Medicine, we have pioneered the development of Cortical Integrative Therapy (CIT)—a scientific, research-based treatment designed to address brain and neurological dysfunction in both children and adults. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach, we are changing the way in which brain-related disorders and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are treated. Instead of managing symptoms, we identify the root cause of the problem and work to significantly reduce and/or resolve the symptoms of a disorder.
Cortical Integrative Therapy (CIT) has been successful in treating a wide range of painful and debilitating conditions including: ADD/ADHD; apraxia; ataxia; chronic pain; dystonia; dysautonomias; hypotonia; memory difficulties; movement disorders; Parkinson’s disease; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); RLS; sciatica; traumatic brain injury; tremors; and vertigo, balance, and gait problems.
In simplistic terms, CIT stimulates the cerebral cortex through a combination of non-invasive therapies tailored to meet the specific treatment needs of each patient. Our results are often immediate and long-lasting. Why? Because our treatment methodology stimulates brain cells to increase their size and efficiency, thereby promoting the formation of pathways which facilitate the transfer of information throughout the brain. In the end, the affected area of the brain and overall brain function are improved without medication or surgery.
The duration of treatment will vary based on the age, physical condition, and motivation of each patient; the type and stage of disorder; the kinds of medications that have been prescribed; and a host of other individual factors.