Our network “Science and Practice” combines various professions into one fruitful and truly integrated medical approach.
Brain and Craniomandibular Dysfunction (CMD)
The jaw joint and occlusion are both involved in a highly complex way in different pain syndromes. Malpositions in this area may result in dysfunctions of the entire muscoskeletal system in the form of a descending dynamic disorder. Vice versa, an ascending dynamic disorder can negatively influence the craniomandibular system. The nervous system – as carrier of the psychic content – is finally the instance that brings them together to ensure a cooperative interaction. For diagnostics and therapy, this fact implies a multi-perspectival strategy for action.
Dr. Gernot Heine
As interdisciplinary working group, we combine subcomponents of modern odontology (Dr. Stephanie Gruber www.praxis-gruber.com), dynamic orthodontics (Dr. Gernot Heine www.dr-heine.de), manual medicine and chiropractic (Kristin Siebig), psychotherapy and body therapy (Dr. Damir del Monte) as well as demanding dental technology (Jörg Forsbach) into one integrated practical treatment that is additionally assisted by other complementary and helpful methods .
As scientists, we (i.e. Dr. Gernot Heine and Dr. Damir del Monte) try to develop models that can map and explain the complex interaction and cooperation between neuro-psychic, neuro-chemical, neuro-muscular, neuro-fascial and arthrogenic phenomena or symptoms. For more information, please continue reading at www.orca-dent.de.
Brain, Visual System and Multimodal Training
Perception is the result of a complex constructive process and takes place within and by means of a system integrating all sensory-motor elements of the organism for cooperation.
To cognitively capture functional wholeness means to understand the components of think and feel, perceive and act (and, consequently, move) as inseparably interwoven and interacting elements.
The most complex stimulus modality of the human being is his visual system. This system is intensely interacting with other stimulus modalities as well as with the motor system and (via the limbic areas) the vegetative nervous system. The fact that the highly differentiated work of the eyes has an influence on the functioning and functionality but also the activation degree of other parts of the organism becomes visible in the daily practice of a multimodal training concept, which has been developed by our interdisciplinary team based on the principles of functional optometry.
Multimodal processing capabilities (e.g. in case of competitive athletes) can thus be improved and disorders like dyslexia, ADHS or strabismus can be functionally classified by means of this approach, leading in many cases to very positive training effects.
Our team consists of Jochen and Wilma Dürselen (www.optologisches-zentrum.de), Pascal Abegg (www.sportsvision.ch), Dieter Höppner and Anja Braun (www.sehen-hören-lernen.de). The scientific monitoring and supervision is done by Dr. Damir del Monte.