MeRT is the name given to a revolutionary form of neuromodulation. The therapy is grounded on the information gained from patient’s individual EEG/ECG data to create an individualized program of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to deliver targeted and personalized treatment with improved outcomes.
MeRT therapy is:
Neurometric examination is performed on EEG data to individualize Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) protocols for each patient. The growing database of EEG images allows us to outstandingly tune precision treatment protocols. We analyze brainwave activities and their connection to the heart which delivers an understanding into the strengths and opportunities for improvement of each brain that we monitor. Different neurological issues warrant different treatment parameters, and this assessment procedure permits us to determine precision settings for neuromodulation based on each patient’s brain.
MeRT has been applied to a range of developmental and sensory processing challenges. These are often Labelled or labeled under the following diagnosis:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
TBI / Concussion
ADD / ADHD
Addiction / Substance abuse
Post TBI / Stroke
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Cerebral palsy* (has helped with spasticity)
It may also be used for people looking to improve sports and corporate performance.
*MeRTsm will not cure the underlying condition but can assist with treating the symptoms of the condition
There are some contraindications to the treatment which means that it would not be advisable to start treatment. Some of these include ANY implanted devices in your head, schizophrenia, high risk seizure or active substance abuse.
There may be exceptions, but you will need to discuss your condition with a clinician.
Below is a complete list of absolute contraindications to our treatment for cortical MeRT treatment:
Vagal Nerve Stimulator
VP Shunt/ Magnetic intracranial shunts
Deep Brain Stimulator implant
Epidural Cortical stimulator
Cranial metal fragments (ie shrapnel, excluding titanium)
Aneurysm clips, coils, pipeline flow diversion
Pregnant or breast feeding
Primary or metastatic brain cancer (unless palliative treatment brain cancer)
Magnetic dental implant
Relative contraindications (requiring closer protocol attention, but not disqualifying someone from receiving cortical MeRTsm treatment):
History of Seizure or seizure disorder
Spinal Cord Stimulator
Magnetic ink tattoo
Bipolar Disorder Type 1&2
Baha Implant Absolute
Absolute contraindications for peripheral MeRT, Include all cortical MeRT treatment contraindications:
Vagal Nerve Stimulator
Steel screws or hardware (contraindicated for placement over ferrous material)
Any implanted electrical device
Pregnant or breast-feeding
Functional recovery is the primary objective of treatment. Results are individual in nature, depending on the initial presenting symptoms.
Common benefits of functional recovery include:
Increased sleep quality
Increased sleep duration
Increased attention span
Increased concentration and focus
Increased emotional stability
Increased ability to adapt to change
Improvement in clarity of thought
Improvement in mood
Decreased cravings (e.g. drugs and alcohol)
Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
Reduction of anxiety
Reduction of pain
MIND ALGN MeRT therapy is covered by major insurance companies including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, and others for patients that have a clinical diagnosis of depression and/or OCD.
Although the device that we use has been FDA cleared for treatment of major depression, at this stage we are using it off-label for the additional indications that we treat. Our parent company, Brain Treatment Center, has treated over 1,000 ASD patients and over 5,000 patients in total across the board.
During your initial intake consultation, a Patient Care Coordinator will discuss any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage, costs, payments, and reimbursements.