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Food Allergy Management

May 8th, 2017 by

Synaptic Health’s Emma Warner is honoured to be a guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Cambridge. She will be presenting on:

  • Food Allergies and Managing the Social and Emotional Impact of Living with a Food Allergy.
  • Anxiety, stress and worry are common feelings for food allergy families. Learn how to cope and adapt your approach to food allergy management through your child’s life stages and critical transition periods (commencing Kindergarten and High School).
  • Understand the importance of positive language to use with your children as they develop an awareness of their food allergies.

 

Presented by Emma Warner, a Registered Psychologist and mother of a child with severe food allergies.

Presentation Date & Time: Wednesday 17 May at 8.50 a.m. for 9.00 a.m.
Venue: Cambridge Bowling Club, Chandler Avenue, Floreat
Enquiries: Jeanette Wood: 0413 190 412 or jp2wood@bigpond.com
Cost: Gold Coin donation for coffee

HBF FUN RUN – May 28th

May 8th, 2017 by

Synaptic Health is organising a team for this year’s HBF fun run and will be hosting training sessions leading up to the event.

All funds raised will be donated to the ‘Black Dog Institute’, an educational and clinical mood disorder clinic dedicated to creating a mentally healthier world through science, medicine, education, public policy and translating knowledge.

We encourage anyone to join the team. There are varying distances that can be walked, jogged or run!
If you would like to participate but are unable to physically join the team, please feel free to contact us to make a donation.

Essential Oils Workshop – Body Beautiful

May 8th, 2017 by

You do not want to miss out on learning a few simple skills which will change your life! Discover how to care for yourself without using harsh and
toxic ingredients and enjoying the healing benefits of essential oils.

  • WHEN: Thursday 25th May
  • Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM
  • Where: Synaptic Health; 20/2 Kilpa Court, City Beach WA 6015
  • Price: $55

 

Includes DIY recipes and demonstrations for skin and hair care including cleansers, moisturisers, toners, masks, night creams, shampoos and more, all using your essential oils, sweet almond oil and pantry ingredients

Call us on 6162 2058 to secure your spot or book online!

Post-Concussion Syndrome and Neurofeedback

May 8th, 2017 by

A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury, whereby a person experiences a temporary alteration in their mental status. It is often the result of blunt trauma with sudden acceleration, deceleration or rotation of the head (Bigler, 2007). Concussion is common and it is estimated that between 5-10% of children and adolescents engaging in sporting activities will receive a one at some point (Conder, 2014). Typical recovery from a concussion is rapid, however when the symptoms of concussion persist for longer than three month the label of Post-Concussive Syndrome is given. These symptoms can be debilitating and may include impaired attention, memory dysfunction, impulsivity, mood disorders and headaches and vertigo (Duff, 2004).

The form of treatment commonly prescribed following a concussion is rest, however treating the symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome are more complex. This is compounded by the fact traditional scanning equipment, such as CT and MRI, are typically unable to pick up the subtle brain changes in the period following a concussion (Duff, 2004). A form of scanning that is proving particularly suitable for the evaluation of Post Concussive Disorder is Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) scanning. QEEQ scanners condense data into colour coded topographic maps which can then be used to inform treatment modalities, such as Neurofeedback. Not only is QEEG nonintrusive but it is highly sensitive and accurate at identifying patterns of brain dysfunction (Duff, 2004).

In conjunction with QEEQ scanning, Neurofeedback has been highly successful at improving the symptoms of Post-Concussive Disorder. Neurotherapy involves measuring the electrical activity of the brain, with patients learning to increase or decrease particular brain wave frequencies (Condor, 2014). Individuals with Post-Concussive Disorder typically demonstrate excessive slow wave brain activity and decreased Beta power on QEEG scans (Condor, 2014). When this activity is addressed and modified using Neurofeedback, core symptoms of Post-Concussive Disorder have been shown to significantly improve (Duff, 2004). Neurotherapy has also proven effective in treating ADHD, Mood Disorders and more. It is a truly exciting therapy at the forefront of Neuroscience.

Here at Synaptic Health, we use a multidisciplinary approach to encourage synaptic connections using QEEQ and other assessments. This enables us to provide a targeted and specific approach to ‘reconnecting’ your brain. Call us to find out how we can help you. 

 

References
Bigler, E.D. (2007) . Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience of Persistent Post- Concussive Syndrome. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14, 1-22.
Condor, R. & Condor, A.A. (2014). Neuropsychological and psychological rehabilitation interventions in refractory sport related post-concussive syndrome. Brain Injury, 29 (2), 249-262.
Duff, J. (2004). The usefulness of Quantitative EEG (QEEG) and Neurotherapy in the assessment and treatment of Post-Concussive Syndrome. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 34 (4). 198-204.