Read what some of our patients, care-givers and colleagues have said about our program.
My first visit with Dr. Pedro was extensive and included a history, physical, and visual, vestibular and auditory measurements. Dr. Pedro was able to pinpoint where the concussion had occurred and a treatment plan was devised. It would be approximately 5 weeks in duration and then a re-evaluation exam. His approach to therapeutic treatment involves a program that he has pioneered using cortical integrative therapy. It is non-invasive and is based on external stimulation of the brain. Treatments are patient specific and use sensory stimulation to reset and restore brain balance thereby improving symptoms and producing positive outcomes for the patient.
Being a registered nurse, I decided to commit to treatment but was skeptical at the start. I had already seen many providers that yielded little improvement. His treatment lays a foundation on which he builds a system of very specific visual and spatial exercises which help to re-synchronize the brain hemispheres.
After my second week of treatment, I began noticing that I had less occurrences of double vision and my headaches had decreased in both pain level and duration. This is week 3 and I feel that I have made more progress in these three weeks than in the last 14 months since my accident occurred. This skeptic no longer questions this approach to treatment.
I feel that I am getting my life back thanks to Dr. Pedro and RI Integrated Medicine. It is unique and very different from other brain rehabilitation programs. This one works! I have approximately 2-3 weeks left of treatment and I fully expect to build upon the progress I have already made. I am a work in progress, but I am hopeful for a full recovery.
This is an exciting time as we learn more about concussion, mTBI, and post concussion symdrome, and to now have another method for treatment. This will help those of us who have come to feel that recovery is out of reach. Jean Geer
I am very familiar with his [Dr. Pedro’s] current research work and I strongly believe that support to this project is essential and will contribute significantly to the field and to the school success of so many students who have been left far behind. CIT is a unique neurological treatment approach pioneered by the Principal Investigator [Dr. Pedro] of this project. The results of his research at the Kuss School in Fall River are very impressive because they point to the positive impact of this intervention in the lives of students who have experienced continuous school failure. In addition, the CIT approach adds great significance to the effective treatment of students with ADHD, Learning and Reading Disabilities, because it helps students overcome the main reasons why they don’t learn. In my professional opinion – Cortical Integrative Therapy (CIT) holds tremendous promise to the learning success of students with a history of academic failure across American Schools…Dr. Maria B. Serpa, Professor
The fact of the matter is I’ve had a long journey. I’ve seen so many doctors, and had so many surgeries and procedures. My journey would’ve been a lot shorter if I had known about Victor Pedro, DC, and Cortical Integrative Therapy sooner. (Full article in painpathways.org magazine.)Paula Abdul
Only Dr. Pedro could tell us where in the brain the issue was and how he was going to fix it – he was going to treat the brain, not the symptom. This gave us hope that no other doctor could.Marcia Griffith
…his grades are better. He is more focused. His tics are gone (facial twitches and twitching his shoulders). His coordination, especially on his left side, has improved enormously, and he is no longer irritable…Parents
We truly feel that you saved our daughter from struggling her whole life…Parents