PRI Vision intervention is aimed at changing over more than 70% of the brains sensory VISION that comes from what we see. This powerful neurological input can change the entire body’s muscular response to being upright. To be most effective and efficient, this requires integration of several areas of sensory information in the brain that contribute to the brain’s sense of how to maintain the body’s position, including awareness of the floor or ground under the feet, information from all the muscles and joints, the inner ear’s sense of balance, and even the sensation of how the upper and lower teeth fit together when they touch.
The PRIME program allows patients who need multiple areas of intervention the opportunity to have all the needed areas addressed at the same time. Since VISION is the dominant sensory input in the brain, changing visual input to the brain can change how the teeth touch, how the inner ear senses balance, information from receptors in the muscles and joints to the brain, and how the floor or ground is felt by the feet. When all the disciplines work together, all of the needed changes can be determined so that all the sensory inputs now send a “matched” message to the brain regarding how to position the body. If one of the sensory inputs sends a different message to the brain than the others, a mismatch occurs and some information will have to be “ignored” by the brain to avoid conflict. This leads to poor results, less efficiency and performance of the body and brain, and does not allow the brain to properly re-learn how to position the body.
During our PRIME program, patients generally receive PRI Vision treatment first. This then allows new visual inputs to be used to determine the creation of other sensory appliance the patient may need, such as oral appliances, types of shoes, and shoe orthotics.