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The Role of Neuroplasticity in Brain Rehabilitation

You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

Contrary to prior belief, recent research has shown that nervous tissue (including our brain) is able to regenerate. The speed at which the neurons (the type of cell comprising the nervous system) regrows is relative to our age. Our brains are the most plastic (moldable) up until we are two years old. By the time we are teenagers, the majority of the neurons we will have in our life are in place. Although our brain has ultimately stopped growing, it is still able to adapt or remodel when given the proper stimuli. The brain's ability to remodel is referred to as neuroplasticity.

How It Works - Neuroplasticity - Brain Rehab Clinic

How It Works

Step 1: Identify Nervous System Dysfunction

Now that we know the nervous system can repair itself, we need to know which part of the nervous system is damaged or dysfunctional. Your first visit to the Brain Rehab Clinic begins with a comprehensive neurologic exam. Don't worry, there is no poking, prodding, or scary electronics involved in this exam. Our doctors are specially trained to look for and identify dysfunction in the nervous system by conducting a complete neurologic exam. They will test all of your cranial nerves and look for any discrepancies. They will test your eye movement using specialized equipment, quantify your balance/posture, and examine hand/eye coordination. There is no additional charge for these tests. Most importantly, they will listen attentively to your experiences and ask questions that will help isolate the cause of your symptoms.

Step 2: Stimulate and Engage The Dysfunctional Pathways

Each nerve that is in our body has a specific purpose. Some sense pressure, some sense pain, and others stimulate muscles. As stated above, a neurologic exam will be conducted at your first visit to identify any weakness or dysfunctional pathways. Once identified, an appropriate stimulus can be used to strengthen and rehabilitate the dysfunctional system. In practice, it is very similar to strength training. If you want to build muscle, you lift weights (a stimulus). If you want to rehabilitate a nervous pathway, your provide the appropriate stimulus like vibration, smell, or movement. Your brain can be rehabilitated in a similar fashion. There are 12 cranial nerves that connect to different parts of the brain, each controlling a different part of the body (many of them on your face and head). Providing the appropriate stimulus to each of these nerves can strengthen, rehabilitate, or in some instances reprogram (make new neural connections or repair damaged pathways) your brain.

Step 3: Practice Consistently

You may recall that the process of remodeling your brain takes more time the older you get. That being said, it is important to note that this is not a quick and easy process. Studies have shown that it takes a minimum of 3-4 months of daily practice for your nervous system to make permanent changes. Your treatment plan will outline the exercises you will need to do consistently every day to create lasting change. You don't need to come into our office every day during this time (unless you want to). Many of the exercises and therapies can be done at home. There will be regularly scheduled visits during this period where we will retest the system you are working on to measure progress. Our patients who see the best results are the ones who are diligent and committed to their rehabilitation plan. One patient noted:

"Dr. Hatch provided a way for her to heal, but it was in our hands whether or not it was successful. I refused to fail. I couldn't live watching my daughter suffer for another second."

Step 4: Reevaluate and Compare

Incremental changes can be hard to notice and we want to make sure that you are improving. That is why we reevaluate at the end of your therapy plan with another neurologic exam. We will show you how you compare to your first exam and help you identify any progress that has been made. As your brain changes, your symptoms should change as well. Everyone progresses at a different rate and some individuals will require more therapy to reach their goal. Your progress will be assessed in the exam and you will have the opportunity to modify your treatment plan as needed. If your symptoms are gone and you would like to work on improving your brain's performance, we can tailor a plan that works for you.

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Laura Larson
Laura L.
Eden Turnbow
Eden T.
Merlin Fish
Merlin F.
Dr. Chambers is the most patient, caring, Dr. I have ever come across. A lot of people in the medical field are in it for the money. But I can tell you that this man is willing to work with you and that he genuinely cares about your wellbeing. He sat with me for over an hour and made sure I understood every single detail. I am forever grateful for his kind-hearted staff and I truthfully believe he is in the right field of work. Thank you for all that you have done/will do for me. Thank you for giving me hope and a resolution. God bless you and your staff for spreading the light at the end of this long, treacherous, challenging, tunnel. I am finally starting to see the light again. Things are going to get so much better because I am receiving care from the right people. You guys ROCK!
Ericka Tyler
Ericka T.
Jeremy Crofts
Jeremy C.
Mason Jackson
Mason J.
Heather Barker
Heather B.
Holly Love
Holly L.
Laurie Croft
Laurie C.
Cristine Eckles
Cristine E.
Most amazing place ever! The doctors and staff are absolutely amazing to work with, and I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my son who has a TBI! So glad we were told about this place- I would recommend it in a heart beat to anyone! �
Leanne Wynn Roghaar
Leanne Wynn R.
This place is amazing!!! I'm so grateful for them. After dealing with six concussions which brought on many life-changing problems like amnesia, blindspots in my vision, exhaustion, a metabolic problem and several emotional problems, they healed me after other doctors told I was never going to get fully better again! They really care about you here and they know what they're doing.
Le Bro
Le B.
Camille Rigby
Camille R.
Beau Knapton
Beau K.
Hailey Heaps
Hailey H.
Dr. Hatch makes this place such a great experience! He is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and customizes treatment to suit each patient. Very positive environment.
Trevor DeMordaunt
Trevor D.
Dr. Hatch and his staff have changed the lives of my children. I literally don’t know what I would have done without them. Because of this clinic there is HOPE for a brighter tomorrow.
Michele Carnesecca
Michele C.
We love the brain rehab clinic! Dr. Hatch and his associates have helped all seven members of our family over the past several years. We have had medical concerns ranging from Tourette’s syndrome, severe concussions, migraines, a form of epilepsy, anxiety and depression. With each of these medical concerns, the treatments and exercises Dr. Hatch has prescribed, have lessened if not eliminated symptoms. Brain rehab clinic staff and assistance are simply fantastic to work with! The doctors and staff have caring bedside manners and genuinely want to help every patient.
Scharman Grimmer
Scharman G.
Staff is friendly and organized. Facility is easy to find, clean, and modern. I've only been going here a short time and have already noticed a difference! I sought out a solution for concussion symptoms that were not going away. I had seen many doctors who would test me, diagnose me, but my symptoms didn't change. I was able to receive treatments & exercises that make a difference from Dr Hatch.
Danielle Cox
Danielle C.
After seeing many doctors that told us our son would never walk or talk we met Dr Hatch. He instantly have us hope when we had none. Within weeks of starting his excercises my son took his first steps. A little while after that he said his first words. Dr Hatch has a gift! I probably refer someone to Dr Hatch every month and they all come back with the same story. Dr Hatch is a miracle man!
Brandon Carter
Brandon C.
This place is an answer to prayers
Amy Ritchie
Amy R.
Thanks for always taking care of our son Hadley and making him feel so awesome and loved. He's doing really well and we are very happy with what you guys are doing with him to help him accomplish new goals with his health issues. Dr. John Hatch has given us lots of hope for Hadley's future in being able to overcome things we never thought he would do. We love you Dr. Hatch and you're amazing staff !!! Thanks for being a part of our family.
Katie Jones Western
Katie Jones W.
I highly recommend going here for any sort of problem you have. All the workers there are AWESOME! They are so positive and nice. Dr. Hatch is especially amazing. His energy alone will help you feel better. And their treatment goes way beyond what you think. They actually helped me play basketball better because of a few small balance and depth perception issues I had. YOUR IN GOOD HANDS AT THE BRAIN REHAB CLINIC!
Kellett Cook
Kellett C.
The Brain Rehab Clinic is an amazing and unique place. My family sees Dr. Hatch and we are so grateful for his dedication and genuine care.I was personally living in pain due to a car accident and I was amazed at how quickly it went away after some simple eye exercises.The course of how I take care of myself and my family has definitely changed.Our sincere thanks to Dr. Hatch and his wonderful staff!
Lourdes Sanchez
Lourdes S.
Dr. Hatch is our Miracle Doctor.... When other doctors gave us no hope that our son would walk or talk, Dr. Hatch gave us a son that would walk, talk, and...
Brandon Z.
Brandon Z.
Before meeting with Dr. Hatch we were a fighting family. There wasn’t a moment without someone yelling or crying as we tried to cope with our daughters case of misophonia. I would have described her using words like isolated, full of rage and anger, always grumpy, alone, scared. Today, after a few months of brain exercises, I have my charm baby back. She is full of life and smiles again. No meds, no shots, no prescription, no change in diet. My little girls brain needed to be wired correctly to keep her from being in fight or flight mode all of the time. I am beyond grateful for Dr. Hatch and his incredible staff in helping us get our happy family back! Stephanie JorgensenMurray, UT
Stepha Jorgensen
Stepha J.
Dr. Hatch has changed our lives! he is so knowledgeable and loving. He takes the time to listen to you, answer questions, and explains everything in a fun and easy to understand way. But the results speak for themselves! My husband came in with severe anxiety and almost constant panic attacks and PTSD and walking out with calm peace, and hope for the first time. thank you Dr Hatch! His staff is amazing as well. Every single person is happy to see you, and gets you through each therapy as quickly as possible. very efficient and kind! Also I have my spine fused from t2-l2 with titanium rods. my back has constant tension and muscle spasms. They put me on a great electromagnetic pulse therapy machine a few times now and I'm actually seeing relief! the muscles are losing and spasms are not constant. we are just so happy!
Megan Brock Lindblom Johansen
Megan Brock Lindblom J.
Dr. Hatch is amazing. I can’t believe how much better I feel. The staff is so kind and courteous.
Sarah Frye
Sarah F.
Matt Allen
Matt A.
They are doing wonderful things here. The staff is absolutely amazing!
Chase Dalton
Chase D.
Dr. Hatch is amazing!! His employees are all friendly and helpful as well. They work miracles!!
Kathie Palmer
Kathie P.
I would give Dr. Chambers five stars, he's amazing, and where I was ready to give up on living before I found him, I now have hope and help.
Marilyn Groneman
Marilyn G.
They do amazing things here. Thank you for the help you are truly Lifesavers!!!
Randall Peterson
Randall P.
Three members of my family have gone in to see Dr. Hatch. It has been life changing the things we have learned. It will change generations on the tools we now have to have improved in our life. Everyone could benefit from going to Dr. Hatch. Could not be any happier with the results! Thank you!
April Feller
April F.
Hailey Jensen
Hailey J.
Robert Allphin
Robert A.
Very professional and know their field. Love how they use instruments to measure your current status and then use this information to develop a protocol to help you improve your situation.
Dave Percifield
Dave P.
Dr. Hatch and staff are amazing. Our son was struggling with severe depression and antidepressants didn’t help. Dr. Hatch was able to help him. He has helped my daughter with Dyslexia. Her reading level is improving greatly. I can’t even begin to express how life changing seeing Dr. Hatch can be.
Suzy Naylor
Suzy N.
Amber Greghun
Amber G.
Scott Cook
Scott C.
Dr. Hatch has changed our lives! he is so knowledgeable and loving. He takes the time to listen to you, answer questions, and explains everything in a fun and easy to understand way. But the results speak for themselves! My husband came in with severe anxiety and almost constant panic attacks and PTSD and walking out with calm peace, and hope for the first time. thank you Dr Hatch! His staff is amazing as well. Every single person is happy to see you, and gets you through each therapy as quickly as possible. very efficient and kind! Also I have my spine fused from t2-l2 with titanium rods. my back has constant tension and muscle spasms. They put me on a great electromagnetic pulse therapy machine a few times now and I'm actually seeing relief! the muscles are losing and spasms are not constant. we are just so happy!
megan johansen
megan J.
Sarah P
Sarah P
I not only have had the opportunity to work along side Dr. Hatch and see the countless people he has helped, but I have also had the chance to be a patient of his. I had so much brain frog after I had my daughter. Within days of receiving my brain exercises I was almost 100% better. He also helped my daughter when she had weird rashes on her body and has aided her in development. We are so grateful for the staff and doctors at Brain Rehab Clinic and the amazing work they do!!
Karly Percifield
Karly P.
Mckayla Croft
Mckayla C.
I grew up with different neurological challenges and developed more as I entered adulthood. Dr. Hatch and his staff helped me to overcome the illnesses I faced and to take control of my life. So grateful and amazed by the work that is provided at this clinic!
Jackson Shubin
Jackson S.
Dr. Chambers is the most patient, caring, Dr. I have ever come across. A lot of people in the medical field are in it for the money. But I can tell you that this man is willing to work with you and that he genuinely cares about your wellbeing. He sat with me for over an hour and made sure I understood every single detail. I am forever grateful for his kind-hearted staff and I truthfully believe he is in the right field of work. Thank you for all that you have done/will do for me. Thank you for giving me hope and a resolution. God bless you and your staff for spreading the light at the end of this long, treacherous, challenging, tunnel. I am finally starting to see the light again. Things are going to get so much better because I am receiving care from the right people. You guys ROCK!
Brent Alan
Brent A.
Dr. Chambers is the most patient, caring, Dr. I have ever come across. A lot of people in the medical field are in it for the money. But I can tell you that...
Ericka T.
Ericka T.
Dr. Hatch is our Miracle Doctor.... When other doctors gave us no hope that our son would walk or talk, Dr. Hatch gave us a son that would walk, talk, and thrive! He spoke with hope and confidence every time he saw us.... I truly believe there is no other doctor like him.... He knows exactly what connection the brain needs for any problem... TRUE MAN OF FAITH!
Kane Becerra
Kane B.
All of the staff are amazing and super kind. They really do go out of their way go make sure you have a good experience. Dr. Hatch really knows his stuff and is incredibly nice. I highly recommend his services.
Andy Odom
Andy O.
My family and I love DR. Hatch! He has helped us in so many ways! From food allergies, parasites, babies walking and talking, trapped emotions, chiropractic care, anxiety and depression, and so many other things we go to him for everything!
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