Medication Management by Colleen Blanchfield, M.D.
We will continue to treat neuropsychiatric illness in the traditional western method of medication combined with talk therapy when appropriate. Dr. Blanchfield and all of the nurses continue to study psychopharmacology and remain current in new drugs and technologies available today.
Physical Therapy by Tracy Kirschner, PT, DPT, CDT
Physical Therapy, specializes in managing the complex patient by observing the patient holistically and applies advanced manual therapy skills as indicated by an ongoing diagnostic evaluation. Through the use of various techniques including but limited to: Soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, neural mobilization, functional mobilization, therapeutic exercise, functional activities, neuron-muscular re-education, manual train, and patient education.
Psychotherapy offers clients a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere to address specific concerns or issues. Some of the benefits of psychotherapy or “talk therapy” include improved communication skills, more satisfying relationships, enhanced coping skills, and significant reduction in feelings of distress. Therapy is not a “quick fix” and some individuals may feel worse before they feel better. Typically, therapy sessions are scheduled weekly, however, they may be scheduled more or less frequently depending on the needs of the client.
Nutrition by Susan Moore, MS, RD
For most of us elevated blood sugar levels, high cholesterol and or high blood pressure are the first signs of one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardio-vascular disease or metabolic syndrome. Research has shown many times over that early intervention by way of small lifestyle changes can quickly slow down progression of these diseases and help to prevent long-term side effects. During your first appointment, your diet and medical history will be evaluated and a plan of action will be developed to immediately lower your blood sugar levels, blood cholesterol and/or blood pressure. Follow-up visits will help you develop the skills and resources to build a food plan based on your preferences and lifestyle.
Acupuncture by Colleen Blanchfield, M.D.
Dr. Blanchfield uses acupuncture as adjunct treatment for many illnesses. Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 2000 years. The treatment involves inserting thin, sterilized stainless-steel needles into specific points on the body. These points are located close to the surface and have been used to stimulate various biochemical and physiological responses in the brain and body. The treatment is virtually painless and is extremely safe.
Neurofeedback by Daniel Dinsmoor, Ph.D
Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the brain. Using computerized feedback, the brain learns to increase or decrease certain brainwaves, and then feedback is given with a specially designed computer game. Some of the most common problems addressed with neurofeedback are ADD/ADHD, Depression, Migraines and Seizure Disorders.
Biofeedback by Leslie Searcy, RN, BSN, CHHC
Biofeedback monitors the physiological functions of our Autonomic Nervous System (ANS [breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, temperature, heart rate, and muscle tension]) to teach us to modify specific behaviors. It is a technique that trains us to improve our health. With guided exercises and practice, biofeedback helps people learn to control what once were thought to be involuntary body processes. Our goal is to help you self-regulate, so you can overcome the stress response and return to a state of homeostasis, thereby controlling and diminishing the stress symptoms you are experiencing.