Title : The significant outcomes and rationale of exploiting chaos in the cns - to accelerate functional rejuvenation of the lesioned spinal cord
In 2013 world renowned Paralympian John Maclean became the first long term paraplegic to walk again. Maclean had been 25 years wheelchair dependent pre engaging in NeuroPhysics Therapy (NPT) and within the first 3 days of this controversial therapy Maclean took his first recorded unassisted steps in 25 years. 18 months post NPT, Maclean completed an able bodied Triathlon. 60 minutes Australia picked up the story in which experts and spinal cord injury researchers referred to MacLean’s ability to walk again as a miracle given the significance of the lesion to his spinal cord at T12. Maclean describes the events that lead to him being able to walk again in his bestselling book titled ‘How Far Can You Go’. However Maclean had originally sought NPT to assist him to overcome chronic debilitating pain. It was during the treatment process for his pain that the chaotic neural dynamics, which naturally emerge in every human being during the NPT process, revealed that his CNS had developed significant means for bypassing the lesion to his spinal cord. The task was to then convince Maclean that he had the potential to walk again and that he should consider approaching the balance of the therapy with walking as a goal; his long term pain issues were resolved on day 1 of NPT. To do this he had to cognitively override his beliefs that had been programed by experts in the field ‘that he would never be able to walk again.
Despite John Maclean’s well-publicized unprecedented transition from wheelchair athlete to able bodied athlete and other continued promoted successes of NPT in assisting large numbers of people suffering from complex neurological conditions and enabling other paraplegics and quadriplegics to either walk again or significantly enhance their functional capacity in very small timescales, other researchers in the given fields seem reluctant to inquire or collaborate with the NeuroPhysics Therapy Institute, to better understand the discrete values of the CNS’s natural chaotic neural phenomena and how this phenomena can be systematically exploited to dramatically enhance the complexity of the CNS to compensate for variable lesions to the CNS; including Stoke, Acquired Brain Trauma, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, MS, Muscular Dystrophy. As well as psychophysical based disorders such as CRPS, Dystonia, Fibromyalgia. The success of NPT hinges upon a Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS’s) approach and the understanding of disease and disorder through the lens of complexity as a loss of the systems complexity. This presentation will review the non-ambiguous step by step scientific principles and rational that produce unprecedented benefits in very small time scales to clients who have often suffered from long term complex neurological diseases and disorders, along with supportive electro-psychophysical data and extracts from relative peer reviewed publications. As well, reconfirm the undeniable successes of NPT and the need to make NPT available to the global community. To accomplish this more research and publications collaborations are sought.