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2014 VEITH Symposium

Dr. Dake Looks Forward

During the 2014 VEITH Symposium Sharon Richardson, CCSVI Alliance President, interviewed Dr. Michael Dake.  Dr. Dake discussed CCSVI and its future, including its potential impact on a broad range of neurological diseases. Dr. Dake also discussed the March 2015 ISNVD scientific conference.



Dr. Zamboni Update on CCSVI

During the 2014 VEITH Symposium Sharon Richardson, CCSVI Alliance President, interviewed Dr. Paolo Zamboni about his presentation.  In the interview Dr. Zamboni discussed developments over the past five years in CCSVI, including patient selection and progress of his double blinded “Brave-Dreams” clinical trial.  Dr. Zamboni also discussed NASA’s use of his Drain Brain” neck collar in experiments being conducted on the International Space Station.

For more information, review ISNVD’s Position Paper on multimodal screening for detection of CCSVI and Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s reporting from the International Space Station on her use of Dr. Zamboni’s neck collar technology. 



CCSVI Alliance Interviews Mr. Ray Crallé

Mr. Ray Crallé, nationally recognized physical therapist, covers the physiology and rehabilitation of two symptomatic challenges for people with MS – gait disturbance and balance. As CCSVI Alliance has noted in its Aftercare Section, physical activity is one of the long term strategies we suggest to maximize brain health. This recommendation has been confirmed by numerous research studies which validate that physical activity is good for the heart and the brain (Indiana University, BMC Neurology JournalPhysical Therapy). Ray Crallé, using therapy techniques developed by Margaret Rood and Sir Charles Sharrington, elicits responses through the nervous system versus concentrating on exercising muscles. In this interview, Mr Crallé discusses the physiology of spasticity and spastic plantar flexion (incorrectly termed foot drop in many MS patients), vestibular balance (which can have an effect on cerebral blood flow) and the bio-mechanics of gait disturbance. Before starting any type of new physical activity or therapy, please check with your healthcare provider.


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