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Thank You for Helping Me Walk Again | Functional Neurological Disorder & Lyme.

"I turned to Apex Neuro after countless health providers in Ireland including neurologists, rheumatologists and physios could offer me nothing other than the option of a wheelchair. Functional Neurological Disorder and Neurological Lyme Disease were a complex set of diagnosis to present with but it didn't deter either of you for even a moment. You looked beyond the diagnosis and towards the person and that's when the magic happened and trust was built."


Our Most Complex Case to Date - FND & Lyme Disease

Kate reached out to us after years of deteriorating health and mobility, having travelled around the world to work with countess specialists and practitioners. Her case was the most complex we had seen. The combination of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) (affecting her brain-body communication), Neurologic Lyme Disease (affecting multiple organs including her brain) and numerous other diagnosis impacting her brain, heart and vestibular system had left her predominantly house bound and struggling walk, stand for longer than just a few minutes due to excruciating pain, weakness and instability, or hold her head up. She has also experiencing extreme fatigue, seizures and balance issues.


After seeing our results on Instagram Kate reached out for a consultation and decided to take a huge leap of faith to leave her home in Ireland to work with us intensively for a month.


Case Study

Given Kate's starting point, we began cautiously, using subsensory and microcurrent treatments designed to provide input below sensory perception. We assessed Kate's tolerance to these gentle protocols and her response to low level laser brain stimulation.


Having no seizures or negative outcomes, we had the green light to begin more direct treatment. We had agreed that our goal for the 4 weeks together was to help Kate to stand longer than a few minutes for the first time in several years...


In session two, Kate not only stood, but walked unassisted, at first with stimulation from the Neubie, then completely unaided (watch here)


Having previously worked with FND, this wasn't the first time we've seen the power of aiding brain-body signalling using direct current and photobiomodulation, but watching the change in Kate's physical ability was astounding for all of us. Despite the severity of her conditions, her brain and body were capable of much more than any of us had anticipated with the support of the Neubie and laser inputs.


Having surpassed our goal in just the second session, we reassessed and decided we would shoot for the moon - looking beyond her diagnosis and opening our mind to what could be possible. We built her treatment protocols with 3 core goals - strengthening her nervous system and supporting her brain, increasing mind-muscle signalling (FND) and physical capacity and vestibular system work to relieve the balance/dizziness symptoms.


Our Achievements (12 sessions over 4 weeks)

  • Standing unassisted for 40+ minutes

  • Walking unassisted

  • Running unassisted

  • Pushing weighted sleds, up to 100kg

  • Walking and standing with eyes shut (previously would need a support)

  • Being able to walk barefoot (previously needed assistive shoes)

  • Training in the gym for over an hour

  • Learning to deadlift, squat and weight train

  • Deadlifting nearly her bodyweight

  • Being able to walk her dog

  • Able to complete daily house chores and shopping which has given Kate her independence back

  • Use a shower chair less and less

  • HRV went from teens to 30s (now, a few weeks post treatment, in the 50s!)



Quote from Kate

“I turned to Apex Neuro after countless health providers in Ireland including neurologists, rheumatologists and physios could offer me nothing other than the option of a wheelchair. Functional Neurological Disorder and Neurological Lyme Disease were a complex set of diagnosis to present with but it didn't deter either of you for even a moment. You looked beyond the diagnosis and towards the person and that's when the magic happened and trust was built.


The combination of life changing technology with the Neubie and two of the brightest minds I've come across so far on my health journey of several years, what you were able to achieve in 4 short weeks surpassed my wildest expectations and dreams.


Thank you for helping me regain my confidence in my body's strength and ability and for providing me with a framework that I can now implement at home to continue strengthing the neural pathways and mind muscle connection. I hope others in a seemingly hopeless situation with neuro immune conditions that have 'no cure' or hope to regain mobility find their way to Sarah and Rob at Apex Neuro.”



Achieving the "impossible"

As the only clinic in the UK (and 1 of only 2 in Europe) with access to this technology, we have an entirely different outlook than other practitioners. We have seen first hand what is possible with the support of cutting-edge technologies. We treat every client as a blank slate. Despite what you’ve been told is or isn’t possible for you by other practitioners, we are often able to achieve the “impossible” using these technologies.


There are no posts, videos or blogs that can cover our experience working with Kate, but we hope to offer an insight for other people who may have lost hope. We can't thank Kate enough for letting us share her journey and feel incredibly grateful she put her trust in us.


We are often asked - is it safe?

This treatment has no known side effects and is typically well tolerated, although it can’t be used by people who are pregnant, have cancer or have a cardiac pacemaker. It’s been clinically researched and FDA-cleared (the FDA regulates the sale of medical devices and monitors the safety of all regulated medical products in the US) for reducing spasticity and muscle wastage, increasing range of motion, neuromuscular re-education, and for the treatment of spasms, and acute and chronic pain.



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