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Frequently Asked Questions

My child is already receiving services for autism spectrum disorder, so what makes The CIIT Center different?

The CIIT Center uses a coordinated program of care called neuro enhancement therapy that is tailored to each individual’s needs. The CIIT Center’s extraordinary team of doctors and therapists work in unison to treat the actual condition and not just the symptoms. Our program includes biomedical testing and innovative treatments discussed under “Our Services.”

Why hasn’t my doctor recommended biomedical therapy for my child who has autism?

Doctors are a product of their training and because autism is considered a psychological condition, most doctors don’t realize that the biomedical and neurological problems can be identified and treated. At The CIIT Center, we perform innovative diagnostic tests to get to the source of the condition. So we treat the underlying condition and not just the symptoms.

What is sensory integration therapy?

Sensory integration therapy is a process where a specialized therapist uses sensory and motor exercises and stimulation to enhance sensory function in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder or any other sensory processing disorders. Sensory integration is an important feature to the CIIT Center as part of the overall treatment process.

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a process where the doctors and therapists treat the whole person, not just the isolated symptoms. Functional medicine is the premise for what the CIIT Center stands for.

What is functional neurology?

Traditional neurology focuses on diagnosing a neurological disorder and then using surgery or medicine to manage the disorder. This just manages the symptoms. Functional neurology looks for the core problem of the nervous system and treats each individual with a unique,
non-evasive approach. Functional neurologists use various tests such as VNG testing (eye movement), balance testing and neurocognitive exams.

What is IV therapy and how is it beneficial for brain disorders?

IV therapy is the infusion of a liquid substance directly into a vein. If a patient is deficient in nutrients or is dehydrated, IV therapies will provide them with necessary nutrients, as well as hydration. If the patient has toxins in their system, IV therapy helps to flush out toxins and is also a way to provide antibiotics. The CIIT Center has IV stations available at all times to help treat the underlying condition, which helps the overall body to recover.

What is a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is using 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to treat certain conditions and improve overall health. The CIIT Center offers this therapy for numerous conditions. It is a way for your blood to carry oxygen to your organs and tissues in your body. This treatment also can bring down inflammation.

What is Brain Mapping?

Brain mapping is a special test of the brain that looks for areas of weakness and maps them for targeted therapy. Brain mapping can be considered the GPS for your brain. It shows structures of the brain in far greater detail than ever before, providing the CIIT Center’s neurologists a guide to your brain to focus on the brain’s weaknesses and strengths.

What about the average person who does not have a brain disorder? Can you do preventive methods through brain mapping?

So many people can benefit from brain mapping, including those who don’t consider themselves currently having a brain disorder. One example is how brain mapping can assist in determining the probability of having Alzheimer’s years from now.

Can you explain Metabolic Disorder?

Consider your body to be a giant chemistry set with thousands of reactions happening due to your lifestyle, environment, nutritional intake and genetic conditions. Over time an abnormal chemical reaction may alter your normal metabolic process. This can create disease and is referred to as a metabolic disorder. The CIIT Center aims to restore your metabolic reaction through various treatments and therapies.

What is Concussion Rehabilitation?

Most concussions resolve within days to weeks of injury, however approximately 25% of these injuries cause types of symptoms that lead to post concussion syndrome. This needs to be evaluated and treated with neuro evaluation. The CIIT Center will be able to perform all necessary tests and provide various treatments.

What is TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)?

TMS is the latest FDA cleared therapy for brain disorders such as depression. It uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses to stimulate key areas of the brain. This is a non-invasive procedure to improve symptoms of depression.

What are Neuro Markers?

Neuro markers are the electrical, chemical and metabolic signatures that underlie brain injury in a non-invasive method.

What is Neuro Rehabilitation?

Neuro rehabilitation is a complex medical treatment that strengthens the areas of the brain where the system needs to reboot.

What is Neuro Plasticity?

Neuro plasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuro plasticity allows the brain to compensate for injury.

What is Neuro Feedback?

Is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain function. The brain learns to function more efficiently. – A special test of the brain that looks for areas of weakness and maps them for targeted therapy.

What is PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)?

Post traumatic stress disorder occurs when there is a traumatic event, whether emotional or physical. This emotional or physical stress disturbs one’s life either by disturbance in sleep and/or constant vivid recall of the experience. Symptoms such as these cannot be ignored as they can compound over time. The CIIT Center bases our treatment on the whole person in order to treat the condition.

Is The CIIT Center a proponent for nutraceuticals?

Both nutritional therapy and nutraceutical support are important for our patients. Most people are deficient in certain nutrients which is why it is important to supplement certain vitamins, minerals and amino acids. This can be done orally with tablets or liquids, intravenously or topically. Unless you are eating organic vegetables and grass fed meats, you are not getting all the necessary nutrients that you need. Nutraceuticals supplement your diet with the nutrients you are deficient in.

What insurance does The CIIT Center accept?

The CIIT Center accepts insurance, BUT each patient needs to check with their specific insurance plan as to what the plan will cover.