Functional Neurology

Neurology is a Specialty in the field of Chiropractic. Chiropractic Neurologists utilize a thorough neurologically based physical exam performed with a keen eye for subtle areas of poor function. These obvious, or hard signs, as well as the subtle, or soft signs, reveal a pattern of dysfunction that will help to understand the patient’s unique problem in very specific terms.Intervention is then customized to the unique needs of the patient and strives to normalize function in the nervous system.

This process of normalization involves managing stimulation, or pre-synaptic drive, into specific areas of the central nervous system to improve integration of neurological signaling for the purpose of improving neuron health and neurological function.Functional improvements can be seen ranging from relatively focal specific areas to an entire hemisphere and even global neurologic function.

Therapies utilized include a wide range of somatosensory stimulation techniques such as articular or joint mobilization, muscle stretch reflexes, vestibular stimulation using the reflexes involved in balance and motion, light, color, sound or various tactile stimuli such as vibration, light touch and temperature as well as other techniques.

Dr. Tom Gross is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist under the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology and a Fellow of the American Board of Childhood Developmental Disorders. He has specialized training in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurological health concerns.

He received his post-doctorate training in neurology from the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies which is under the direction of Professor Frederick Robert Carrick, DC, Ph.D, DACAN, DABCN, DACNB, FACCN. Professor Ted Carrick and the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies