We build scientifically shared and individually perfected rehabilitation models

Cerebro® was created as a result of previous experience in the clinical ambulatory field. The professionals who are part of Cerebro® today have had the opportunity to define a rehabilitation model that was unique and innovative.

To date, many are the instruments of instrumental investigation to detect trauma or damage to the central nervous system. However, few instruments allow the identification of the best rehabilitation plan for each patient after a traumatic event.

Even today, rehabilitation facilities base their interventions on standardized protocols known to the operator. Little importance is given to the patient’s experience, memories, current and past emotions, the lifestyle of the patient who goes to the facility to start a rehabilitation protocol. 

Using today’s clinical and research methods, Cerebro® began to develop what it always had in mind: to build ad hoc rehabilitation plans for each patient by investigating whether the areas corresponding to the damage reported were able to support and endure a specific rehabilitative act rather than another.

The fNIRS (functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy) method makes it possible to investigate cortical brain areas and determine the degree of hemodynamic perfusion, i.e. the exchange of oxygen in a given brain area and between brain areas. Our brain allows us to perform any action in our daily life, engaging dedicated or multiple cortical brain areas depending on the complexity of the action and the environment around us. To do this, it mobilizes huge amounts of oxygen to supply the required areas of “food” to be consumed.

The fNIRS (functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy) method makes it possible to investigate cortical brain areas and determine the degree of hemodynamic perfusion, i.e. the exchange of oxygen in a given brain area and between brain areas. Our brain allows us to perform any action in our daily life, engaging dedicated or multiple cortical brain areas depending on the complexity of the action and the environment around us. To do this, it mobilizes huge amounts of oxygen to supply the required areas of “food” to be consumed.

If neurological damage is present, some areas of the brain will no longer be able to respond as before or will need more time to perform specific actions. The fNIRS method, used with a medical-evaluative criteria, allows to highlight those areas of the brain that need more oxygen demand, areas where there is greater or less oxygen perfusion; on the basis of the tracing, the cortical areas at a baseline, resting state are identified at an early stage. Subsequently, the same areas are put under stress, i.e. an attempt is made to determine exactly what action, forming part of a pre-defined rehabilitation plan, can be supported and endured by them without causing fatigue to the cortical area in terms of oxygenation. 

The more an area of the brain has excellent perfusion and a good supply of oxygen during a rehabilitative act, the more effective and beneficial it will be.

Based on the responses obtained from this neurophysiological survey, the complete rehabilitation plan in terms of actions to be carried out and treatment timescales is directed.

There are many other neurophysiological techniques and instruments that Cerebro® adopts to achieve the completeness of the definition of the individualized rehabilitation plan. Combined with near infrared spectroscopy there is the use of electroencephalogram, Bio-Neurofeedback instruments and much more.

Once the subject-operator-brain triad has identified the most suitable and effective rehabilitative acts, a real rehabilitation program is prepared that the person can take with him/her and turn to specialized centers in Italy.

This model of acting involves the knowledge by our team of professionals of what are the characteristics of life of the person who wants to make use of this procedure.

The mission of this start-up has always been to develop individualized rehabilitation protocols and to do so in a dedicated, exclusive location. The importance of Cerebro®’s participation in the new Milanese innovation district (MIND) lies precisely in this.

Written by Federica Peci

Psychologist, Scientific Journalist

In collaboration with Cerebro Staff

Cerebro ® , an Innovativation and High-Tech Neuroscience Start-Up, which helps patients in medical practices and associated clinics through different methods and approaches to improve the perception and quality of life of each individual.

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