Disease Management Shaped
By Personal Experience

Our disease management program is led by our founder Joy Wagner. Joy is a nurse who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001 and has been helping others living with neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions since 2002.

Joy works with participants to address how their disease or condition is changing how they are experiencing the world. During these consultations, Joy identifies goals, challenges, and priorities. She helps participants match their needs with a personalized set of strategies that can help them live better. Joy puts her knowledge of the best practices in fitness, wellness, nutrition, and healthcare to help participants improve their quality of life.

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine examines the underlying causes of disease. At The Neurobalance Center, this begins with comprehensive blood work that examines a wide range of systems and indicators – everything from thyroid and liver function to hormone levels. Understanding how and why a person’s body is functioning in the manner it is holds particular importance for those living with a condition such as an autoimmune disorder.

Functional medicine helps identify the root causes of issues including chronic pain, depression and “brain fog.” Our functional medicine specialist conducts a review of each patient’s history, genetic and lifestyle factors with an eye towards creating a personalized treatment plan. Our approach is both collaborative and multi-faceted. A personalized treatment plan may incorporate a broad array of recommendations designed to support the health of all of the body’s systems – from the cellular and metabolic level to the muscular, digestive and nervous systems.


The Neurobalance Center also offers thorough metabolic assessment designed to detect any dietary or nutritional deficiencies that may be negatively impacting overall function. Metabolic analysis can help pinpoint problems such as inflammation that can be alleviated through dietary changes, supplements and lifestyle modifications.


Chiropractic care at The Neurobalance Center uses physical and orthopedic assessment to identify muscular and joint issues. For individuals living with neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions, chiropractic care can be used to manage pain. Participants also find that chiropractic care can help address mobility and range of motion issues.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy programs are designed specifically for people living with neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions. Targeted physical therapy regimens can strengthen muscles and restore symmetry to joint function. Our therapists work one-on-one with participants, using movement and mechanical force to achieve better balance, flexibility, coordination and range of motion.

“We’re learning more every day about how the brain and body function together. And how we can reconnect the two when disruption occurs.”

Functional Neurology

Functional Neurology is a relatively new discipline that examines the connections and pathways between the human brain and the body. In the clinical setting, functional neurologists work with people to identify ways to reactivate those pathways by stimulating other parts of the body.


Functional neurology is rooted in the concept of “neuroplasticity.” Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections throughout a person’s life. The idea that the pathways between the brain and the body can be “rewired” is an exciting concept, especially for people who have suffered an injury or who are living with conditions that impact the way that the brain functions.

Specialized Assessment

Our specialist in functional neurology works with patients to assess brain and body function, including weaknesses in the nervous system. During the assessment, the specialist reviews a wide range of bodily function including eye movement, reflexes, limb movement and gait. The assessment may also cover skill strengths and weaknesses in areas such as speech and handwriting. Specialists in functional neurology see the nervous system as a dynamic, changeable entity, where the brain behaves like a muscle, adapting based on what it is asked to do.

Re-establishing Pathways

Based on findings drawn from the specialized assessment, therapies are then specifically designed to improve the strength of the brain/body connection. Sensory, motor and cognitive exercises can help establish new pathways of communication across the nervous system, which can improve overall connection and function. Our specialist works with each patient to discover which types of environmental stimulation are proving to be effective in reactivating those pathways

Metro Infusion Center of IL

The NeuroBalance Center offers infusion services through Metro Infusion Center of Illinois. They deliver all the latest therapies to treat a variety of conditions all while being conveniently located at The NeuroBalance Center. To get started contact them at (224) 575-6994.