Frequently Asked Questions
What is PEDROCIT™?
During the diagnostic phase, the patient undergoes a series of comprehensive diagnostic tests, which enable Dr. Pedro to examine the efferent (sensory) neural pathways until he finds the injured or underperforming pathway.
During the therapeutic phase, the patient performs several non-invasive audio, visual, visual-motor and proprioceptive activities that are used to activate and heal the injured or underperforming areas of the brain, or to optimize areas of the brain around the injured/problematic areas. For example, exercises could include visual (eye movement) tracking and pursuit activities, among others.
The healing of the brain is accomplished over time through a series of individualized therapeutic sessions.
Who can PEDROCIT™ help?
These conditions include:
Why or how does PEDROCIT™ succeed where other treatment methods have failed?
To diagnose the area or source of brain dysfunction (or underperformance), PEDROCIT™ uses objective measures to identify functional changes across a wide range of neurological systems (brain domains), including pupillary responses, motor systems, the autonomic system and the vestibular system.
PEDROCIT™ uses an algorithm-based approach to analyze these objective measurements and to more accurately pinpoint the source, scope and severity of neurological damage.
Once a diagnosis is established, Dr. Pedro then determines how best to stabilize and repair brain function using a combination of audio, visual, visual-motor, and proprioceptive activities. A detailed treatment plan includes recommendations for the type, duration, and frequency of noninvasive treatments to help the patient quickly recover optimal brain functionality. Dr. Pedro’s knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in combination with his customized treatment plans make the PEDROCIT™ approach an often successful and unique method to treat a variety of neurological disorders.
This approach of precise diagnosis and active treatment is a profound departure from present day medical practices for acquired brain injury and dysfunction, which typically entail passive rest and intermittent monitoring. Rather than managing symptoms, PEDROCIT™ identifies and treats the underlying neurophysiological dysfunction or injury.
Furthermore, PEDROCIT™ can achieve improved brain function without requiring medication or surgery. In addition to its effectiveness, PEDROCIT™ is also:
- cost effective, and
- likely to help patients avoid additional (and costly) therapies due to improved brain functioning (For example, many chronic pain patients come off their medications and no longer require extensive rehabilitation or other supportive services.)
How many patients have you helped using PEDROCIT™?
What are my chances for success?
Unfortunately, we must decline patients who show minimal response during an initial evaluation, as well as those with moderate to severe substance abuse problems, which can significantly reduce positive treatment outcomes. If we can’t help you, we will recommend what we believe is your best course of action.
How does the evaluation process work?
What does the evaluation include?
How long does treatment last?
Each treatment session is typically one hour.