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44 x April 6 - 19, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com CONTINUED FROM PAGE 43 Neurofeedback MasterMind Neurofeedback LLC 321-710-1954 • mmnfb.com is effortless, as the client sits in a comfortable chair with sensors attached to his or her head/ears and watches a movie or listens to music. When the system detects an inefficiency, it cues the brain by momentarily stopping the music and/or video. With continued training, the brain learns to correct and thus reorganize itself. MasterMind works with a wide variety of clients to treat the symptoms of many neurologicalbased conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism, epilepsy, behavioral issues, etc. It also offers postconcussive training, as well as peak performance training for athletes. Neurofeedback provides positive results in conjunction with other modalities and as a stand-alone option. MasterMind Neurofeedback LLC is changing the world one brain at a time. Nancy Fitzpatrick, managing partner of MasterMind, ensures that her company is dedicated to helping individuals, adolescents and children become happy and successful by reaching their true potential. Her goal is to demystify neurofeedback training, as it has 30 years of science to back its success. It gained some momentum in the medical community when, in 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics rated neurofeedback as a Level 1 “best support” intervention for ADHD, alongside medication and behavioral treatments. It continues to make strides as it successfully aids in the recovery of postconcussive syndrome and traumatic brain injury, which are both recurring news headlines. MasterMind uses state-of-the-art whole brain technology, which is an advanced neurotechnology that offers training to the brain, enabling it to function more efficiently. This form of neurofeedback is not a medical treatment but instead is a training for the brain. Therefore, it does not require a specific diagnosis, as it dances microsecond by microsecond with the brain, offering it the information it needs to reorganize itself. Training is drug-free, noninvasive and doesn’t push or pull the brain in any particular direction. Neurofeedback is simply a workout for the brain. Keeping it fit and flexible allows it to adapt with ease to the client's ever-changing environment. Each appointment lasts about 45 minutes, and training Neurology / Neurosurgery Tara Batz, PA-C NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando 2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585 www.neurospineinstitute.org Tara Batz, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant specializing in neurosurgical services, having earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of North Carolina, graduating magna cum laude. She received a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Batz has been a member of the neurosurgical community in Orlando since 2006. An expert on neurosurgical conditions and treatment strategies, she specializes in educating patients about their specific conditions and facilitating the rapid-recover protocols that NeuroSpine Institute is renowned for. Join us in congratulating Dr. David Boers for being voted TOP DENTIST in Windermere 2016 by Orlando Family Magazine.

Wayne Gardner, PA-C NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando 2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585 www.neurospineinstitute.org www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x April 6 - 19, 2017 x 45 Wayne Gardner, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who earned his bachelor’s degree in medical science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated first in his class from the surgical physician assistant program of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, receiving the Margaret K. Kirklin Award for academic excellence. Gardner has worked in cardiac and neurologic surgery subspecialties exclusively throughout his 35-year career and has served as a lecturer and preceptor to physician assistant students. He has been an integral part of the NeuroSpine Institute team for more than 10 years, specializing in patient evaluation, minimally invasive surgical technique, and postoperative patient care. Robert L. Masson, M.D., FACS NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando 2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585 www.neurospineinstitute.org Robert L. Masson, M.D., FACS, is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon, specializing in spinal injury and sports neurosurgery. Employing minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge technologies that he developed, Dr. Masson is a leading force in transforming spine care. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Neurological Surgery, and surgeons worldwide study under Dr. Masson, learning to perform his innovative new lumbar reconstructive strategy, iMAS. He also is a global leader in performing and training artificial disc surgery, a rapid-recovery alternative to fusion. NSI is a global medical destination for active lifestyle patients interested in extreme and rapid recovery. Dr. Masson received his medical degree with honors from the University of Florida. Max B. Medary, M.D., FACS Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine, P.A. 7340 Stonerock Circle, Orlando • 407-355-0575 866-355-0576 www.neuro-link.com Max B. Medary, M.D., FACS, practices at Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine, specializing in complex surgery of the brain and spine, including skullbase and intracranial tumors, aneurysms and carotid disease, as well as complex disorders of the spine. Dr. Medary completed his medical education at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Medical College of Pennsylvania, University of Miami, Cornell University and Allegheny General Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Acoustic Neuroma Association. CONTINUED ON PAGE 46