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neurological disorders. The intensive
therapy sessions consist of three hours of
one-on-one with a therapist, allowing them
to focus on the individual’s specific needs.
For stroke or cerebral palsy patients,
the underlying reason for the weakened
body part(s) is the loss of connection
and signaling from the brain to specific
body part(s). It is as though the brain has
forgotten certain muscles in the body exist.
Suit Therapy retrains the body’s neural
pathways to fire off muscle activation.
NEUROFEEDBACK – When damage
occurs to the brain, or if someone is born
with a disability, the neurological system
can become unbalanced and lead to
conditions such as anxiety, ADD/ADHD or
memory issues. The causes can range from
a traumatic brain injury to a stroke or just
everyday life events.
Using an FDA-approved Brainmaster
neurofeedback device, this therapy
works by providing positive feedback
to the brain, helping to retrain different
segments, restore balance in the brain and
functionality in the patient.
Neurofeedback is beneficial for people who
suffer from developmental delays, sleeping
problems, ADHD, epilepsy, cerebral
palsy, anger issues, obsessive-compulsive
disorders, addictions, autism, learning
disorders, struggles in school, and other
What is it like to experience the therapy? It
is a non-invasive process, and the patient
experiences no discomfort. Most patients
find it very relaxing. After the technician
correctly places the NFB cap on the
person’s head, the patient is directed to
look at the screen on which a video plays,
and to listen to the provided music. When
the brain segment that is being trained is
operating within the parameters established
by the technician, the music and video
will play. When the brain operates out
of balance, the music or video will fade.
Over time, this process retrains the brain,
bringing its different regions back into a
normal range of functioning.
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ABA therapy, along with proper diet,
supplement protocols and other therapies,
brings a holistic approach to treating
children with autism.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY –
builds core strength and neuromuscular
glide so the body’s muscles move in
synchrony. It is done using a machine called
the ‘Reformer,’ which uses spring tension
and cables for support, providing for the
performance of specific exercises in a
variety of positions.
This therapy unloads joints and builds
muscle strength starting with the core and
moving outward. Virtually everyone can
benefit from this therapist-directed exercise
therapy, and the Reformer allows multiple
ways of working with the body for people
who need rehabilitation.
The benefits include: strengthening muscles
without over-straining or damaging joints,
relieving back pain using spinal traction,
strengthening pain-inhibiting muscles,
preventing pain due to overcompensation,
and improving posture and balance.
When people have been told that there
is nothing that can be done in the face
of certain challenges, ORC gives them
the hope that they have been searching
for. ORC has recovered TBI, Macular
Degeneration, Cerebral Palsy, Stoke and
many more conditions.
To learn more about the therapies, services
and conditions treated by ORC, visit the
website at www.oxfordrecoverycenter.com
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APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
THERAPY (ABA) – Oxford’s newest
therapy adds an additional layer of care for
children with autism. ABA therapy is the
best-known, evidence-based treatment for
autism. It focuses on rewarding appropriate
behavior, reducing negative behaviors, and
teaching life skills.
ABA aims to improve and generalize
behaviors and teach social, communicative,
and functional life skills. A Board Certified
Behavior Analyst (BCBA) conducts an
assessment with the child and develops
an individualized treatment plan/program.
Then, a Behavior Technician works one-on-one
with the child to manage the treatment
program throughout the sessions. Data is
collected, and the BCBA conducts frequent
assessments and family meetings to
continuously monitor, assess progress, and
update the child’s treatment plan per the
child’s skill set, needs and interests.
The treatment plan focuses directly on the
abilities and skills that need mastery. They
can range from gross motor skills, eye
contact, requesting, waiting, toilet training,
speech, socialization, emotional regularity
and more. Special emphasis is placed on
the general behaviors and skill used daily
at home, in school, with friends, and in
public. Generalizing behaviors occur by
incorporating planned scenarios, as well
as naturally occurring scenarios, to which
the child responds. At family meetings,
parents, guardians and caretakers are also
encouraged and taught to implement these
programs throughout the day as well.
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