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Neurosciences

Neuroscience Center

Bozeman Health Neuroscience Center provides patients with one clinic for treatment of the multiple aspects of neurological disorders and diseases.

The Neuroscience Center, which combines the specialties of Neurology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Physiatry, is a multidisciplinary group of physicians and specialists who focus on brain and nervous system injuries and illnesses. Because care provided through each discipline is directly connected to the others, the single clinic allows physicians at Bozeman Health Neuroscience Center to complement and broaden each patient’s healthcare options while providing a continuum of care.

In an age of rapid advancements in the understanding of the brain, neuroplasticity and mind-body medicine approaches to healing, our Neuroscience providers make use of evidence-based medical knowledge, techniques and treatments to benefit their patients. Our providers combine both time-tested and cutting-edge medical knowledge and treatments to provide optimal care and improvement of functioning.

Effective treatment starts with accurate medical diagnosis, such as for multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, dementia or ADHD. Following a stroke, a patient may benefit from coordinated medical treatments from Neurology, evaluation of cognitive functioning by Neuropsychology, and functional improvements or compensations aided by Bozeman Health Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (also known as Physiatry).

Components

Neurology is a specialty for treatment of disorders of the nervous system, focusing on the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Since the nervous system is responsible for controlling all voluntary and most automatic functions of the human body, neurological disorders can manifest in a variety of different ways. Our neurologists diagnose and treat neurological symptoms and disorders including headaches, dementia, numbness or weakness in limbs, dizziness, epilepsy and other non-related seizures, stroke and multiple sclerosis.

Clinical Neuropsychology focuses on brain functioning and brain-behavior relationships. A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior, emotions and thinking abilities are related to brain structures and systems. A neuropsychological evaluation involves analysis of a patient’s history of any cognitive, emotional or behavioral problems, in combination with related objective testing and questionnaires. This aids in neuropsychiatric diagnosis and planning for medical treatment and rehabilitation. A clinical neuropsychologist also conducts psychological evaluations of such elements as personality or psychiatric diagnosis to aid in treatment planning and mental health intervention.

Physiatry focuses on advancing the function and quality of life in individuals with chronic disease. Conditions ranging from spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases to chronic medical issues, cancer and chronic pain can be supported by a functional evaluation. A traditional medical approach of case review and attention to details impacting daily functional life is the cornerstone of Physiatry. Dr. Todd has advanced training in Mind-Body medicine, which considers emotional, mental, social, environmental and spiritual factors that impact an individual’s overall health. Tools such as biofeedback, imagery, mindfulness, meditation, art and movement are employed to empower individuals to support their bodies’ restorative mechanisms and maximize their quality of life.

Conditions Treated

Conditions treated cover disorders or injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular system; mental health or psychiatric functioning; and illnesses or injuries that may benefit from rehabilitation for improved functioning and quality of life. For example:

  • Dementia such as Alzheimer’s
  • Traumatic brain injuries including concussions
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Strokes
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning disorders such as dyslexia
  • Brain tumors
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders including mental retardation and autism
  • Personality and psychiatric disorders needing expert diagnosis
  • Surgical candidacy evaluations such as for deep-brain stimulation, spinal fusion or stimulators, and bariatric or orthopedic surgeries
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputations
  • Chronic pain – non-narcotic approach
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Post surgical or prolonged hospital stay rehabilitation

Our Neurology Providers Offer

  • Neurologic evaluation and differential diagnosis
  • Botulinum toxin injections for chronic migraine, movement disorders and spasticity
  • Deep Brain Stimulation programming for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor
  • Nerve conduction studies and electromyography
  • Vagal nerve stimulator programming
  • Lumbar puncture

Our Neuropsychologists Offer

  • Neuropsychological evaluations of patients ages 6 and older
  • Psychological evaluations of patients 12 and older
  • Pre-surgical psychological evaluations of patients 12 and older

Our Physiatrist Offers

Physiatry evaluations, a comprehensive inventory of the individual in the contexts of physical function, overall health, family/home life and society, which address:

  • Mobility
  • Self-care skills
  • Speech, language and cognition
  • Safety with swallowing
  • Evaluation for assistive devices or equipment
  • Bowel and bladder management
  • Spasticity management
  • Mood/attention issues
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Family and caregiver education and training
  • Non-narcotic approach to chronic pain
  • Mind-body medicine tools for individual empowerment
  • Goals to advance function and quality of life

Complementary Services

Multiple Sclerosis support group – meets second Friday every month, noon, Pine room

Parkinson’s disease support group – meets second Thursday every other month, 2pm, Hillcrest

Contact Information:

Bozeman Health Neurosciences Center

TEL: 406-414-2410
931 Highland Blvd, Suite 3210
Highland Park 3
Bozeman, MT 59715

Physiatry,Neurology,Neuropsychology,
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Joshua A. Knappenberger MD
Joshua A. Knappenberger MD
Bozeman Health Neurosciences Center
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3210
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2410

Neurology(Board Certified)

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Richard E. Popwell MD
Richard E. Popwell MD
Bozeman Health Neuroscience Center
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3210
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2410

Neurology(Board Certified)

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Jeffrey M. Cory PhD
Jeffrey M. Cory PhD
Bozeman Health Neuroscience Center
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3210
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2410

Neuropsychology(Board Certified)

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Lee Perry PhD
Lee Perry PhD
Bozeman Health Neuroscience Center
905 Highland Blvd., Suite 3210
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2410

Neuropsychology

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J. Bryce Wiley PA-C
J. Bryce Wiley PA-C
Bozeman Health Neuroscience Center
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3210
Bozeman, MT 59715
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