Diagnostics and Assessment
Diagnostic assessment by Dr Lakernick utilizes the most up to date, state of art equipment. This testing measures postural control, reaction times, motor accuracy and neurological endurance, all in an effort to pinpoint specific areas of brain and central nervous system impairment. The results from this testing set up as a benchmark against therapy results which are measured. All testing done in-office only.
CAPS – Comprehensive Assessment of Postural Systems
The CAPS™ (Comprehensive Assessment of Postural Systems) is the essential tool for balance screenings, assessments, diagnosis and treatment, as well as for fall prevention. The fast assessment made possible by CAPS™ is also essential for providing the ability to easily monitor and document the changes in a person’s balance resulting from the treatments provided.
VNG – Videonystagmography
VNG testing is considered the new standard for testing inner ear functions over Electronystagmography (ENG), because VNG measures the movements of the eyes directly through infrared cameras, instead of measuring the mastoid muscles around the eyes with electrodes like the previous ENG version. VNG testing is more accurate, more consistent, and more comfortable for the patient.
VNG testing is used to determine if a vestibular (inner ear) disease may be causing a balance or dizziness problem, and is one of the only tests available today that can decipher between a unilateral (one ear) and bilateral (both ears) vestibular loss. VNG testing is a series of tests designed to document a persons ability to follow visual objects with their eyes and how well the eyes respond to information from the vestibular system.
This test also addresses the functionality of each ear and if a vestibular deficit may be the cause of a dizziness or balance problem. To monitor the movements of the eyes, infrared goggles are placed around the eyes to record eye movements during testing. VNG testing is non-invasive, and only minor discomfort is felt by the patients during testing as a result of wearing goggles. Appointments usually last about 1.5 hours, and testing is covered by all insurances
Dynavision D2 is for vision training, post-concussion and post stroke testing and rehabilitation. This system tracks and improves reaction time, peripheral acuity, cognitive processing, and hand-eye coordination. It is also currently used in world-renowned centers including Mayo Clinic, HealthSouth, Shepherd Center, and John Hopkins Medical Center. The father of functional neurology, Dr. Fred Carrick, also utilizes the D2 programs in assessment and treatment.
Cadwell Sierra Wave
The Cadwell Sierra wave gives doctors information about how well and how fast the nerves in your body send electrical impulses. This test can be used to check for various types of problems within the peripheral nervous system. This system includes all the nerves in your body apart from those in your brain and within the spinal cord itself. Nerves in the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system.
Developed by the IAOM-US, SenMoCOR aids in visual feedback regarding sensory motor control. Using an easy-to-wear LED/laser and specially designed laser targets, SenMoCOR allows users to internalize movement errors and self-correct.
The SenMoCOR System is clinically designed to assist users with:
- Cervical fine motor control
- Stabilization exercise
- Controlled mobility exercise
- Sensory motor control
- Angle reproduction exercise
- Postural training
- Balance training
Focus Builder Application
The Focus Builder Application consists of a variety of eye exercises which can be programmed to be part of a specific brain rehabilitation program. These programs include:
- Gaze Stability
- Combinations Saccades & Pursuits
- Memory Saccades
- Optokinetic (OPK) Stimulation
- Random Saccades