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Mild closed head injury in sports is a major problem today, particularly among young people.  In many high impact sports' injuries, the symptoms of mild concussion are often not recognized. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are classified into three categories:  mild, moderate and severe.  The categorization is based on the Glasgow Coma Scale (CGS) which indicates state of consciousness, eyes opening and motor responses. Mild closed head injuries are also referred to as concussive injuries.  They may occur on the playground or falling off a bicycle as well as during sports. In a mild brain injury, an individual may lose consciousness for only a moment or not at all.  Aggressive body contact in some sports and the practice of using the head to hit the ball in some sports is contributing to this growing problem, in girls as well as boys.  Statistics from a 2005 NCAA injury report on comparisons of game injuries by gender revealed that in soccer females had a higher concussion than males.  The following year in a 2006 NCAA Report of Concussion Rates, many traditional high school sports such as football, lacrosse and ice hockey were at the top of the list for potential concussion. Some of the symptoms of a mild concussive injury include dizziness, headache, nausea, blurred vision and confusion.  Coaches may observe the more obvious symptoms such as loss of consciousness, difficulty with balance, disorientation or memory loss.  Often, however, the symptoms of ...

Anita K. Myer, Ed.D, BCIA-EEG has been selected for inclusion in the Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition       "Woburn, Massachusetts, May 3, 2017 Anita K. Myer, Ed.D, BCIA-EEG, Owner of Boston Neurofeedback Center has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and professional excellence. Her compassion and expertise set the standard in the industry. She has truly dedicated herself to her profession. There is humility and personal touch she adds to her relationship with everyone she does business with,k more than the value of her service it's her way of treating everyone like an extended member of the family that people remember the most. As a talented disciplined professional she has maintained a proven track record of quality service, driven by her desire to succeed.       During the vetting process it was noted along with her exceptional reputation that she has also maintained a positive peer rating. Her years of service along with her level of expertise and several other factors also contributed to her inclusion. she prides herself on honesty and integrity. she is the kind of professional admired by her colleagues and peers alike. Her kindness and willingness to always help others and find solutions to most questions is both exemplary and honorable. She has made her mark on her profession as an expert and will become part of history as one the top professionals in her field"

Testimonial

30
Aug

As a young boy, my grandson was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar disorder. He was hospitalized at least twice a year from the age of six until he was eleven years old. He was placed in private schools because he was unable to function in a public school After a severe bout of depression and another hospitalization, he was put on Lithium. This cause kidney, thyroid, and liver shutdown.  At that point, I had had it with meds. After searching on the computer, I came across Boston Neurofeedback. I called them and made an appointment. Dr. Myer and David Myer did a brain mapping and the question about his bipolar diagnosis began. During neurofeedback  treatment, Dr. Myer noticed something about his sleep pattern and suggested a sleep study for pediatric obstructive sleep disorder. Sleep apnea in children can cause mood swings.My 300 pound grandson did have sleep apnea. Later, it was determined that he had problems with his adenoids and one enlarged tonsil. That was his so-called "bipolar." Today my grandson is medication free and has lost all of his excess weight. He has had no hospitalizations since he has been off his meds. In fact, there is no bipolar! If it weren't for Dr. Myer and David, he would have led a disastrous life. Instead, he is a normal,  happy kid.

We couldn't have said this better ourselves, and are thrilled to share this adorable letter one of our patients wrote to their "HMO".  "Dear HMO, I am very sad, please help me. I do not want to stop going to Dr. Myer. I do not want to see my mommy cry. I like Dr. Myer. She helps me a lot. And I don't get yelled at in school. I don't need special reading anymore. Please help me to keep being good!!!! M" **note the brain waves drawn at the bottom :)

Rushing Around

07
Mar

Some of us don't like to rush into things. So, my ADD waited patiently for some years until I told a doctor about my experience in Elementary School. From First Grade, through Second and on into Third Grade, I had my own little desk set up just outside the Principal's office door. A time or two I almost got creamed by her door: it was that close. The doctor heard the story and began to write the prescription out way before the whole tale ended. Somehow, he just knew. So, you can call us for an appointment today, or do like I did and wait until you're 50 to start getting better. Most folks are smarter than I was.

Katie now joins Dr. Anita Myer and Boston Neurofeedback Center in Woburn, MA to enhance the neurofeedback treatment by providing direct, concurrent occupational therapy. “Neurofeedback is a noninvasive form of biofeedback which uses brain wave monitoring, analysis and auditory feedback to change brain wave patterns” (www.bostonnfb.com). Once individualized neurofeedback protocols have been determined by Dr. Myer, Katie works simultaneously to create an intense and brainwave recorded occupational therapy session. As the area of the brain is targeted through neurofeedback, Katie actively targets the same area of the brain through functional activities to maximize the neurofeedback treatment. There is no other facility in the Greater Boston Area which is[caption id="attachment_174" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Kathryn (Katie) Noble, MS, OTR/L"][/caption] offering this leading edge partnership therapy. Katie is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Cleveland State University. She furthered her career by receiving her Post Professional Masters in OT and a Certificate of Advanced Studies at Tufts University. Katie has completed the Sensory Integration Assessment and Intervention certification (SIPT). She currently works as a senior therapist at a private practice in Watertown that specializes in sensory integration. Katie serves as International Coordinator for OT treatment intensives for International children. Katie has built care-giving relationships with families residing in Kuwait and Turkey where she ...

Our Chief Research Scientist, David Edward Myer and overall friendly face at Boston Neurofeedback Center has earned an exclusive Technician certification from The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance this month.  This certification confirms our dedication to providing excellent service to our patients through professional training in the field of biofeedback and neurofeedback. [caption id="attachment_158" align="alignright" width="298"] Dave Myer Sr earns BCIA certification[/caption] BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the clinical practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR). *BCN designates Board Certified in Neurofeedback.

In July, we will be moving our office to a new location in Woburn. We thought it would be helpful to show you on a map where it is, here: [caption id="attachment_149" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="New location for Boston Neurofeedback Center"][/caption] Boston Neurofeedback Ctr., PC 7 Alfred St. Suite 330 Woburn, MA 01801 781-933-2200

Dallas Neurologist Beats Migraines Without Drugs "Neurofeedback More Effective than Medication: Eliminates Headaches Without Side-Effects. Stunning results from a new study reveal that 54% of participants receiving neurofeedback experienced complete relief from migraines." Given the relevance and enthusiasm in which we share with this neurologist out of Dallas, we felt his press release was worth commenting on. Did you know that almost "84% of people with migraines report that the drugs do not completely relieve their pain, and sometimes do not even work at all"? His study reveals that a little more than half of his patients who participated in the neurofeedback treatment experienced complete relief, with the patients who opted for pharmaceutical treatment experiencing only 8% relief. Many of our patients have come to us for their first consultation with Dr. Myer suffering from a long history of migraines. Most are completely unaware that neurofeedback, a non-invasive form of treatment, can provide relief of some or all of these symptoms. In this article, Dr. Jonathan Walker, M.D., of The Neurotherapy Center of Dallas describes a common brain activation pattern among migraine sufferers and his protocol in treating them through 24 QEEG sessions. You can read the full release by clicking here If you are seeking help for migraine symptoms please call us for a free consultation. There are many options available to you for treatment, neurofeedback being one that can truly help you. Most of our patients treatments plans are covered by insurance.

Over the years, we have received a number of requests to help other practitioners hone their skills.  In October, 2010, we decided to invite our first  interns. Thus, Justyna Klajn (spoken as: Justina Klein), from Warsaw, Poland came to join us in Burlington, MA. A few weeks later, Natalie Gutowski arrived from Guatemala to receive additional training in our hands-on neurofeedback environment. After completing their advanced training at Boston Neurofeedback, each has returned home. Justyna is preparing the final details for defending her thesis, while Natalie has secured space for her first office, and has begun work with her first clients. Natalie becomes the first practitioner to offer neurofeedback in Guatemala. Bonnie Swart has joined us recently to complete preparation for her certification  by BCIA. Boston Neurofeedback Ctr. considers internship applications from around the world.  We offer supervised opportunities for working with a broad range of mental health challenges. Please contact us for more info!