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January 6th, 2019 neurological change - it IS possible

Real, lasting neurological change (a brooaad category - I mean, we're talking about your brain, nervous systems) is really hard ...

April 15th, 2018 Pulling all the pieces together...


I discussed my neural plasticity Q -

"Neural plasticity (the concept on which Feldenkrais, vision, and cognitive behavioral therapies, as well as conventional VRT - vestibular rehab therapy,
are all built) is clearly real, but there are many people -with all different visible OR invisible disorders - who do not improve to the level they might wish, are still disabled, have limitations... why is that? any thoughts, anyone?"

with Ron last night - here's what we thought about:

1) excellent medical professionals - fortunately I ultimately ended up with this, but it took time... when I was finally ready, and recognized I needed to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Mirsky was the one who recommended I work with a cognitive behavioral therapy specialist... Ron helped me an excellent one - Christina... also see #2...

2) speedy diagnosis - I did not have this... and this is still, based on conversations I've had with others, a problem particularly with vestibular and vision problems with adults... my Feldenkrais practitioner/OT Joyce was the one who directed me to Dr. Margolis, developmental optometrist and a friend had directed me to Joyce...

3) time - so it's taken me a long time to put ALL the pieces together, after a bad year (2017), and feel like I'm making progress again... this is not how health insurance companies view rehab......  Coverage can be a problem... I'm very thankful I have financial support where insurance coverage is lacking...

4) for some people - a friend reminded me of this - there is brain damage which simply does not repair... Very thankful I don't have this problem...

See Norman Doidge's books for more understanding of neural plasticity...  here's a link to the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroplasticity



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