Our Team


Danielle Nelson, MS, OTR/L, CNSI

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Danielle started practicing as a pediatricoccupational therapist in 2010 where she focused on sensory processing dysfunction, Autism, and standardized testing.

It is there that she realized her own sensory processing dysfunctions. She became passionate about understanding how we process information and how it relates to our behavior and personalities.

Danielle started observing the patterns in neuro-atypical kids, such as the presence of primitive reflexes and ocular motor definicencies along with the lack of change in standard scores testing of her clients. Which led her to ask questions about where sensory integration originates in the brain and if we could be doing more to reduce symptoms versus only learning to cope with them.

Danielle was attending as many continuing education courses as she could afford. She started working as a traveling OT, in variety of settings, including schools, skilled nursing, inpatient psych, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and home care.

It was in these years of traveling to different regions of our country and in a variety of healthcare settings that she saw the flaws of the healthcare system and the need for more effective therapy. Many people go from one specialist to the next. Medical doctors are able to offer testing, possible diagnosis, medication, or surgery, but who is responsible for helping our brain heal itself?

She believes that occupational therapists are best suited for the job. While searching for more effective techniques, she discovered functional neurology through a college friend, Dr. Matthew Imber. She started training with a team functional Neurologists in Chicago in 2014. It was here where she learned to not just look at developmental milestones and acquiring skills, but also how to assess the nervous system for root causes/dysfunctions and train it back into homeostasis.

With a new approach to therapy, new techniques, and drastic progress towards goals, it was obvious to Danielle that she had to share these interventions with more clients and professionals.

Danielle Nelson opened Brain Bright Therapy in 2017 and has been working with Dr. Imber to train occupational therapists ever since.

Dr. Matthew Imber, DC, DACNB

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

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 Dr. Imber has always known that he has wanted to be a physician. In undergraduate school, he spent countless hours researching different specialties and fell in love with Functional Neurology.

His life has been a relentless pursuit of knowledge along with a drive to fully understand complex problems. Functional Neurology spoke to him in a way that not only strives to understand the neurological problems of our time, but also be the solution through functional treatment.

After his 8-year Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Imber completed another 300+ postdoctoral credit hours in neurology. Matthew then passed the Neuro Diplomate Board Examinations, established by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.

He strives to provide the best possible care and thus continues to take a plethora of continuing education courses each year. He has been practicing since 2013 and opened his own clinic, Interactive Neurology in Naperville, IL in 2019.

Over the years, he has learned from courses, colleagues, patients, and more. He continued to modify his approach to be able to best assess brain function, map deficits, and rehab the nervous system. Dr. Imber acknowledges the subtleties of our nervous system and argues for a controlled hierarchical and responsive approach to treatment.

No one protocol fits every patient. Emphasizing the importance of not just exercising the appropriate regions of the brain but considering everyone’s metabolic capacity for input. He continues to research and utilize the most cutting-edge neurological rehabbased on research studies.

Dr. Imber is now translating his love for science and problem solving into CNSI Therapies, an occupational therapy training program. He believes that OT’s can use these techniques to reach a mass number of patients, improve therapy outcomes, and better the healthcare system for the greater good.

Dr. Imber

Chandan Das, M.D.

Executive Advisor

Daniella Boling, OTD

Clinical Advisor

Taylor Kimery, BSN/SN

Research Assistant

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