The functional neurological approach to autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Joseph Schneider


Conference 2023






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Functional Neurology allows for the evaluation assessment of brain function and peripheral nerve activity, which allows a host of therapeutic approaches to generate plasticity.

Plastic changes to the brain improves connectivity by generating neurogenesis, synaptogenesis, glial cell support and apoptosis inherit to any consideration of brain plasticity.

The state or level of inflammation can inhibit or prevent proper changes to the brain and peripheral nervous system.

The brain is segmented in distinct areas of control from the cerebrum, sub cortex, brainstem, and spinal tracts. Each area can be tested through diagnostic technologies and traditional examination protocols.

Once every area of concern is tested, then a comprehensive therapeutic approach or strategy will be put into place to address the neurological weakness and strength in the nervous system.

The technology used at the Hope Brain and Body Recovery Center will be described and explained.

Each technology is essential for generating plasticity as well as different physical exercises traditionally used by Chiropractic Functional Neurologists, Neurologists, and Physical Therapists.

Essential to our approach is analyzing the sources of inflammation through diagnostic blood tests, saliva and urine analysis.

By treating comprehensively, outcomes are quicker and more complete.


Dr. Joseph Schneider

Board Certified Chiropractic Functional Neurologist


Promoting Optimal Health and Well Being of Patients. Dr. Schneider earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from St. Joseph’s University and graduated Magma Cum Laude New York Chiropractic College. 

His post-graduate education in neurology was conducted at the Carrick Institute, allowing him to obtain a diplomat from American Chiropractic Neurology Board.

With over 30 years of clinical experience, he has attended to over 11,000 patients, treating them for a multitude of neurological and non-neurological conditions including but not limited to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Concussion, Vestibular Disorders, Chronic and Acute pain, Dizziness, Headaches including Migraine, Scoliosis, and neurodegenerative disorders.

He also served as Executive Director of the Brain Balance Center for 7 years in Springfield, PA, and Cherry Hill, NJ, where he had successfully helped and transformed over 500 children 4-18 years of age with Autism, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Learning Disorders, Tourette’s, and concussion.

He received numerous awards including the Clinical Excellence Award’ in 2013 from the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.

He served as Vice present of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association in 2011 & 2012 to provide better service to patients.

Dr. Schneider is recovering from his stroke from May 2017, slowly and miraculously due to his colleagues in Chiropractic functional neurology as well as his knowledge from extensive experience with his patients.

He has learned so much about brain recovery from his own experience and he has committed his life to help patients obtain their optimal health without medications and/or surgeries.