Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer the Brain Balance Program ® in 54 nationwide locations. The Brain Balance Program® is an individualized and comprehensive approach to helping children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties surmount their unique challenges.
This proprietary, non-medical program has been successful in helping hundreds of kids reach their physical, social/behavioral health and academic potential. We work with children who suffer with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Tourette's, Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Brain Balance Center of San Francisco
3380 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
About Dr. Sergio F. Azzolino, .C., D.A.C.N.B., D.A.A.P.M., F.A.C.F.N., Q.M.E.
Brain Balance Center San Francisco - Director Sergio Azzolino
Dr. Azzolino is a native San Franciscan, graduate of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, and completed his undergraduate education at San Francisco State University. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in 1995 where he graduated Salutatorian and Summa Cum Laude and received the Clinic Excellence Award for his graduating class. While attending Life Chiropractic College, Dr. Azzolino received other various awards and honors such as the Excellence in Care citation.
He completed his postdoctoral neurology studies through Logan Chiropractic College and successfully passed examinations leading to the certification of Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He also holds Board Certification/ Diplomate Status in Pain Management through the American Academy of Pain Management. In 1997, Dr. Azzolino received the prestigious appointment of being 1 of 5 internationally appointed examiners to the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, which he currently serves as the Vice President. He has also recently received Fellowship status and been appointed as an examining Board Member of the American College of Functional Neurology.
He was voted the Chiropractic Neurologist of the Year in 1999 by the American Chiropractic Association Council on Neurology and Clinician of the Year in 2010 at the International Conference of Functional Neurology.
He has blended his background in nutrition and sports with hundreds of hours of advanced post doctorate training in Functional Medicine and Neuroimmunological Studies to provide a very comprehensive and unique approach to one's care. He has also completed advanced studies in the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders from the Carrick Institute for Postdoctoral Education and is able to assist in the non-pharmaceutical treatment of vertigo and balance disorders in all age groups and children with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and Learning disabilities.
He currently is the director of Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology Group and has expanded the practice as a multidisciplinary practice with medical and naturopathic physicians specializing in complex health issues and longevity medicine. He is a full-time clinician specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of various neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. He has worked with numerous professional and amateur athletes and assisted in their recover from injuries. He served as a faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West where he was a senior instructor in the clinical science department and has written several courses and lectures on various neurological conditions.
He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator in the State of California and served as the Northern California Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association from 2008-2010.
Dr. Azzolino is first and foremost committed to providing each patient with an individualized diagnostic and therapeutic approach to assist them in their journey to live a healthy and fuller life.
THE UNIQUE BRAIN BALANCE™ APPROACH
We are brain-based, not drug based.
We subscribe to the theory that the brain can be changed—something once thought impossible. That means your child's problems aren't permanent, and the situation isn't hopeless.
We recognize that many childhood disorders are actually manifestations of a single underlying condition.
Called Functional Disconnection—an imbalance in the connections and function between and within the hemispheres (sides) of your child's brain—this condition is responsible for a host of behavioral, academic, and social difficulties.
We measure and improve your child's brain and body function on numerous dimensions.
To gain a full understanding of your child's difficulties we first conduct a comprehensive assessment of all areas of their brain and body function. Then, by integrating physical and cognitive exercises with dietary change, we are able to correct the underlying imbalance, improve function and reduce/eliminate negative behaviors.
We create a program tailored precisely to your child's needs.
Once we understand the uniqueness and severity of your child's challenges, we then custom design physical and cognitive activity plans and easy-to-follow dietary guidelines to establish proper connections and improve rhythm and timing. This multi-faceted approach helps your child achieve optimum body and brain function.
We support your family.
We offer an encouraging environment where your child can develop while giving you continual real-time feedback, expert consultation, and assistance.
A COMPREHENSIVE INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH
With the primary goal of improving your child's function, we've discovered the optimal approach is to implement a program that consists of academic and sensory-motor activities in combination with simple dietary changes.
Based upon the results of testing we create a comprehensive, fully customized, in-center program consisting of exercises geared toward addressing their specific challenges. And, to build on progress made in-center we create a supplemental, in-home program including nutritional guidelines that you can easily implement to further your child's accomplishments.
A great deal of professional research and effort has gone into establishing the methods that have yielded so much success throughout the Brain Balance Program®.
SENSORY-MOTOR AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITY PLANS
Now is when the bulk of the work - and change - takes place. We implement a robust customized program — complete with sensory-motor and academic components detailed below — to follow while with us at the center. We utilize "same-timing techniques," or methods for stimulating the different areas of your child's brain where there's a lack of proper connections, to simultaneously raise them to the same level for real-time integration. The best way to understand this process is to think of an orchestra. It has many sections whose volumes must be raised simultaneously so that the end result is a harmonious sound in which all the various instruments can be heard. Once the newly integrated functions are repeatable, we raise the bar, increasing the intensity, frequency, and type of exercises for optimal function.
Timing and rhythm
Coordination and balance