Dr. Marc Funderlich brings to Core Therapies a specialization in Functional Neurology for both adults and children. This specialization looks at correcting the integration and function of the brain.
He began learning about physical rehabilitation and neurology while attending New York Chiropractic College where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Marc is a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation and now is sitting for two Fellowship Programs in Pediatric and Functional Neurology.
By combining physical, neurologic, and metabolic therapies, Dr. Marc brings a completely new perspective to patients with neurologic deficiencies who may have exhausted all traditional remedies. He works extensively with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and the after effects of strokes, as well as children with ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s and developmental delays.
Before joining Core Therapies, Dr. Marc worked in the neurosurgery departments of several local hospitals. Earlier, he was a partner in a Pittsburgh area Integrated (DC/MD) Functional Medicine Clinic offering holistic services from Chiropractic to Stem Cell injections.
Fun fact: Dr. Marc was a high school track star who holds a record in the 400 meters as well as placing at the National Championship Meet.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I overdose on oxygen?
Added enriched oxygen does need to be monitored. Ask your doctor and trained hyperbari professional. Of course, if enriched oxygen is not being supplemented into the chamber, this is not an issue.
Is Hyperbarics safe?
Hyperbarics has a very good safety record. Many hyperbaric centers report only mild ear discomfort as a contraindication to therapy. Such a discomfort is similar to the ear pressure felt when ascending or descending in altitude. These discomforts may be minimized by descending at a slower rate. Discuss these concerns with the treating physician and hyperbaric technician.
Does insurance cover Hyperbarics?
In the United States, there are certain indications which insurance covers. This includes gangrene, radiation burns, carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness. Traditionally insurance does not cover these treatments for the conditions we are using it for in our office.
What is the difference between Mild Hyperbarics and High Pressure Hyperbarics?
Mild Hyperbarics is generally a pressure protocol up to 1.3 ATA or 4 psi. High Pressure Hyperbarics involves pressures above 1.5 ATA. These pressures are achieved in a variety of chambers currently available on the market, including monoplace, multiplace and portable chambers.
Where can I go for treatments?
We offer HBOT treatments in our office as well as a rental or purchase option for the ability to do the treatments at home.
How many treatments are needed?
Each case is different and the doctors may regulate protocols, depending on a patient’s disease, prognosis and improvements through the course of therapy.
What is Hyperbarics used for?
Traditionally HBOT has been used for diabetic foot wounds, air and gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation, gas gangrene, thermal burns, decompression sickness and acute mountain sickness. Due to the healing effects of oxygen therapy HBOT is now also used for cerebral palsy, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, ALS, anemia, wound and scar healing, post stroke care, post surgical care, improved performance, dementia and bells palsy… just to name a few. Visit our conditions treated tab for more information.
How does hyperbarics work?
Hyperbarics is a technology in which the air pressure in the environment is increased. When a person’s body is placed in a more pressure environment, it absorbs more oxygen molecules per volume of compressed air. The body normally transports oxygen via the hemoglobin of the red blood cells. By increasing the air pressure, oxygen is then driven into the body’s fluids, allowing a super-saturation of tissues and organs with oxygen. The increased pressure infuses the body with oxygen, even reaching injuries with damaged circulation. An example of this is a blood clot in the brain (stroke).