Neurosensory Integration

What is Neurosensory Integration?

Neurosensory Integration is the ability to take in, process, organize, and integrate sensory information so that we feel comfortable and secure when interacting with the world around us.  We can then respond appropriately to given situations and demands/commands.

chiropractor Neurosensory Integration

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

SPD is a neurodevelopmental disorder resulting from the brain’s inability to integrate everyday sensory information received from the senses.  If a person has a disorganized response to sensory input, there is an imbalance between inhibition and excitation within the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in sensory defensiveness.  This can present as an over- or under-reaction.

People with SPD may present as hyperactive, hyperverbal, distractible, and disorganized.  Dysfunction within the sensory integration system can lead to problems with academic learning, motor skills, behaviour, and social and emotional development.

There are several different terms used to describe these variants and several conditions that are often seen together with SPD.  These include, but are not limited to, Childhood Disintegrative Disorders, Pervasive Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, OCD, and Learning Disabilities.

Five “Far” Senses

Three “Near” Sensory Systems

  1. Auditory / Sound
  2. Olfactory / Smell
  3. Tactile / Touch
  4. Gustatory / Taste
  5. Vision / Sight
  1. Vestibular            (primary balance system)
  2. Proprioception      (position sense)
  3. Interoception        (sensations felt from internal organs)

What is Functional Neurology?

The neurons and the nervous system are the modulators of human expression and experience. Functional Neurology aims to integrate and coordinate all the brain’s sensory activities in order to treat a variety of clinical and subclinical symptoms and disorders.

Where does Dr Amanda Stevens fit in?

Through the use of a specialized blend of chiropractic care, functional neurology, clinical nutrition, and movement-based therapies, Dr Amanda helps guide patients and their families through an individualized approach toward optimizing the health and function of their nervous system and the unique body that houses it.

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