Dr. Joseph Schneider, a visionary in the field of chiropractic functional neurology, shares his life-changing mission of combining traditional chiropractic treatments with functional neurology for optimal brain health and recovery.
I started studying functional neurology in 1989 with Ted Carrick DC, PhD, MS-HPed. Carrick has been a friend, mentor, and doctor after my stroke.
In the 1990s, at the beginning of my career, I had the opportunity to attend seminars with Carrick. These seminars were invaluable in honing my skills in areas such as eye movements, balance assessment, and metric movements. After each seminar, I would return to my practice and apply what I had learned. I would carefully observe my patients, paying close attention to their eye movements, conducting finger-pointed-at-nose tests to assess metric movements, and looking for signs of dysmetria, a condition associated with the cerebellum. Carrick’s profound lesson was to “know normal,” which became a guiding principle in my approach to patient care.
You know that saying, “When you choose to see the good in others you end up finding the good in yourself.” Being a doctor I like to see the good in others, the good of health. Obviously in many cases we have to be able to see the bad. This is where knowing normal comes into account. We see the normal, the good. However we also can find the good in ourselves as a patient reflecting on how to heal our brains and bodies. We can visibly know what something normal looks like, so when we see abnormalities we are able to treat for them by finding the good and getting to the root cause. Understanding patients through observations.
My 14-year-old son came to Hope with AMPS pain. He also had many other symptoms from chronic strep and also mono. He had been through many therapy programs that helped him improve but nothing was helping him in return to regular life activities.
We started hoping in January of 2023 and after completing the program is back to life and being a kid. The doctors and staff are amazing, and we’re highly motivated to get back to himself. We are beyond relieved with the results and progress.
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