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Dr. Kaplan is 1 of only 3 Chiropractic Neurologists in Manhattan and the only Board Certified Functional Neurologist in New York City.

What is Functional Neurology?
Functional Neurology is very similar to medical neurology as far as training, however is very different in the application and treatment. Instead of using drugs and surgery to improve the function of certain neurological disorders, we use non-invasive therapies such as lights, sounds, smells, finger and hand movements, vibration, eye exercises, spinning, and imagination exercises. These therapies are very specific to certain areas of brain. With Funcional Neurology, we are able to balance the left and right brains. Just like your body feels better when it is in complete alignment, your brain functions better when it is balanced as well.

 

Aromatherapy for Brain Activation
Aromatherapy for Brain Activation

What types of conditions can be helped by a diplomate in functional neurology?
Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back and Neck Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Child Developmental Delay, Disc Herniation or Bulge, Low Back Pain, Dystonia, Parkinsons Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Tourette's, Tics, Foot Drop, Headaches, Numbness, Tingling, Peripheral Neuropathies, Stroke, Respiratory Problems, TMJ (jaw problems), Vertigo (dizziness), Whiplash, Urinary Incontinence (peeing in your bed or pants), Sciatica, Bell's Palsy, Loss of Grip Strength, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Postural Issues, Pain, Fibromyalgia, Tremors, Tinnitus (ringing in the ears), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Yeast Infections, Thyroid Problems, Constipation, Diarrhea, Menstrual Cramps, Trouble with Pregnancy, Breach Baby, Autism, Dyslexia, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Sexual Dysfunction, Urinary Tract Infections, and many more.

 

How much training do you need to receive a diplomate in functional neurology?
Every fellow must complete at least 300 hours of post graduate studies at an accreditated school. Dr. Kaplan currently has over 1000 hours completed of physical, neurological, and classroom hours at the Carrick Institute for Post Graduate Studies. You can find more information about this school at www.carrickinstitute.org.

*There are less than 600 Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist in the entire world. You can find a list of all active chiropractic neurologists and more info about this degree at www.acnb.org

 

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