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Restoring Human Movement

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I'm Dr. Sebastian Gonzales, the treating doctor at Performance Place®.

In this podcast, you will get to hear broken down information about conditions we treat, which also could be conditions you or one of your friends have.

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Jul 26, 2017


BDNF means Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor.

Neuroplasticity means the brain’s ability to change, in response to an external stimulus… for better or worse.

In this session, Dr Michael Lovich helps us understand how we can increase our BDNF production with exercise (and some other ways) to improve healing during the rehab process.

I met Dr. Lovich at a seminar in 2017. We talked about some new concepts surrounding rehab over a drink at the hotel bar. It was so interesting I thought we needed to hear more of his concepts on the show.

Here’s some of his references:

Receptors - Perreault et al 2013

Dopamine and uncertainty - Steinberg et al 2013

Dopamine and uncertainty - Nasser et al 2017

Exercise and BDNF - Ferris et al., 2007 BDNF and environment - Bekinschtein et al 2011 BDNF and environment - Sun et al 2010

BDNF and Olive Oil - DeNicolo et al 2013

You can reach Dr. Lovich in his Boston clinic Delta S Functional Neurology at and you can email him through his consulting service at