The Braintree Program

Sensory Development Center Berkeley CA

ADD/ADHD/AUTISM/SEnsory Disorders

Ginkgo Chiropractic & Sensory Development Center  offers a program for individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, or undiagnosed problems with hyperactivity, impulsivity, or an unexplained lack of productivity. We provide children, teens, and adults a way to manage and improve their lives without the use of medication.  Our drug-free, natural approach helps these individuals through chiropractic adjustments, neurofunctional therapy, and nutritional testing/counseling.


Who is eligible for the Sensory Development Center?

Those with the following or similar conditions:

  • Autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger's--anything along the autism spectrum

  • Sensory Processing Disorder, sensory issues/sensitivities

  • ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities

  • Undiagnosed problems with hyperactivity, inattention, or an unexplained lack of productivity

**No diagnosis is needed. If you suspect any sensory or neurodevelopmental issues at all, you can be evaluated to see if you or your child would be a good fit for the program.


What is neurofunctional therapy?

Our neurofunctional therapy approach is primarily evaluated, integrated, and monitored through working with the primitive reflexes. The primitive reflexes are an outward expression of proper neurological wiring. We know that our senses are directly connected with each reflex and when properly integrated, the brain/body connection is then able to adapt properly to the given environment.


How is neurofunctional therapy different than occupational or physical therapy?

Neurofunctional therapy looks directly at the underlying neurological cause of the child's behavior or ability to cope with their surroundings. When we are able to help improve proper neurological function, additional therapies such as occupational, speech, language, behavior, visual and physical therapy given to the individual will be that much more effective.


Does neurofunctional therapy replace behavior therapies like ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)?

No - Neurosensory therapy does not replace behavior therapies or any other therapies such as speech & language, occupational, etc.  In fact, if an individual is receiving such therapies, neurosensory therapy will enhance their ability to succeed in those therapies. Neurosensory therapy supports the connection/communication between the body and brain and helps the sensory input to that individual and be able to have an equal and appropriate response/behavior.


How is a doctor of chiropractic's approach differ from that of a medical doctor's approach?

A chiropractic physician looks at the root cause of any condition/challenge the individual is facing. No one knows exactly what your body needs from one second to the next, but your individual body does. Chiropractors know that the nervous system carries that knowledge and life force that brings life and healing to every individual. Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals that are trained in the detection, correction, and elimination of nervous system interferences. These interferences are called subluxations and they can prevent individuals from reaching their full health potential. Chiropractors treat these subluxations so the body can then begin to heal.