Services: The Melillo Method™

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Initial Assessment

I will determine if there is indeed a functional disconnection problem and which side of the brain needs to be strengthened.

All my services begin with an initial assessment which includes a series of in-depth online questionnaires and a face-to-face functional assessment. 

From these results I will create a report and explain the results thoroughly to you.

After purchasing you will be emailed forms for your initial assessment.  After I have received all completed forms I will notify you to discuss your results.

  • Initial visit and assessment $380.
  • Subsequent sessions will be $180 per 1 hour session.
  • You may be recommended to attend 1-3 sessions per week for 12 weeks.

Functional Disconnection Syndrome, meaning areas in the brain, especially the two hemispheres of the brain, are not electrically balanced, or synchronised.

This electrical imbalance interferes with the ability of the two hemispheres to share and integrate information, meaning the brain cannot function as a whole.

The result is that someone with a brain imbalance has normal or even unusually good skills associated with the higher-functioning area or side of the brain, and unusually bad skills associated with the under-active area or side of the brain.

The problem seems to come about because one side of the brain is maturing at a faster rate than the other. This imbalance becomes more significant and the two hemispheres can never fully function as one.

The brain is functionally disconnected. Fix the disconnect—that is, get the immature side of the brain to catch up to the other side—and the symptoms go away. So does the disorder.

This is what The Melillo Method does and why it is so revolutionary.

Anthony also offers an intensive therapy week at his Performants clinic.

The intensive week is 6 days (Initial Assessment + 10 sessions).

  • Day 1 is for 1 hour and 30 minutes (Initial Assessment)
  • Days 2-6 is for 2 hours (1 hour therapy session in morning + 1 hour therapy session in afternoon)
  • Cost: $2,500


This week will include a full assessment and neurological examination as well as a full, customised home therapy program.

A follow up zoom call is also included (4 weeks after the intensive week)

A parent or guardian must be present if a child is having the intensive therapy week.

In the intensive programs Anthony will re-wire the brain while following specific advanced hemispheric-based protocols and some cutting-edge tools used in the field of developmental functional neurology and neuroscience.

“The goal is simple: restore balance to the brain by targeting specific networks on one side of the brain with very specific stimulation. By combining different types of stimulation (light, sound, smell, movement, inner ear, balance, touch) along with cognitive and academic activities etc, we can activate specific networks on one side of the brain, causing them to grow and become more connected.” -Dr. Robert Melillo (Melillo Method)

What is the Melillo Method?

The Melillo Method is a practical and straightforward trademark method of treating imbalances in the brain in both adults and children. Dr. Melillo teaches the Melillo Method all over the world and implements it with his patients.

My Qualifications

  • Functional Neuro-Development: The Melillo Method.
  • Primitive Reflex Integration for Neurodevelopment Disorders.
  • Advanced Clinical Applications: The Melillo Method.
  • CPRCS (Certified Primitive Reflex Clinical Specialist).
  • ASDCS (Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist).

$380 – Initial Assessment

A Catastrophic Epidemic

Through his years of practicing, Dr. Melillo has seen thousands of children and adults suffering from chronic physical and mental illnesses brought on by behavioural and social issues. 


1 in 5 kids and adults struggle with some type of mental diagnosis while childhood and adult ADHD have risen over 2000 percent in 20 years.


We have also been witness to a rise in chronic health issues such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, thyroid, autoimmune, Alzheimer’s, and dementia. All of these conditions are not only happening more often but also much earlier in life, which has resulted in a lot of anger and division.


It is no wonder why we are more divided than ever, both politically and socially. Is there any one factor that we can look at to understand all this? The answer is yes. There is one primary issue that can explain almost everything else and that is the concept of Brain Imbalances. 


Dr. Melillo is on a mission to help others help themselves.

It’s easy to see Anthony loves his job and genuinely wants to help his clients. He brings a sense of humour and a huge amount of knowledge to his sessions. I would highly recommend Anthony to anyone looking for a great Personal Trainer.


So what is a Brain Imbalance?

The most common brain imbalance occurs between the two hemispheres of the brain; the scientific name is a functional disconnection. Essentially it is a lack of connection, communication and integration between networks on either side of the brain.

This lack of integration is most commonly a result of a developmental imbalance or developmental asynchrony. This means that one side of the brain is delayed or slowed in its development which causes the other to mature and grow faster. This imbalance in growth and maturity prevents the two sides of the brain from properly integrating.

This results in an unevenness of functional abilities where one side of the brain is advanced or even ” too strong” relative to the other side which has skills and functions that are underdeveloped and weaker. Obsessive, compulsive or hyperactive behavior is an example of the left hemisphere being too strong and producing symptoms.

This combination of strengths and weaknesses can result in many different types of physical, mental health and learning issues that can last a lifetime.

Thanks to Anthony’s expertise, my bouts of dizziness, vertigo and nausea have disappeared, and my life has returned to normal.


What are issues associated with a Brain Imbalance?

The brain controls everything, so an imbalance in the brain can result in imbalances in every system in any combination.


This includes, but not limited to ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, OCD, Memory and concentration issues, depression, anxiety, hormone imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, muscle and sensory imbalances that can cause back pain, headaches, dizziness, immune imbalances that can cause chronic infection, food sensitivities, allergies and autoimmune issues and many more. All of these issues have been increasing at epidemic levels and all can be a direct result of a developmental brain imbalance. This imbalance can happen later on in life as well but this is not as common.

After years of struggling with severe pain when walking long distances and having to wear expensive and uncomfortable orthotics, Anthony has helped me gain back strength, mobility and balance. Now I can hike for hours with no orthotics or pain!

Sarah H

What is the cause of a Brain Imbalance?

The cause of these imbalances are environmental and lifestyle changes that have come about over the past 20 years primarily with the advancements in computer technology. Lack of physical activity, poor diet, stress, inflammation are the primary factors that affect brain development, and can lead to imbalances in the brain.


The same factors causing a rise in obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the same factors behind the rise of developmental brain imbalances.

I am enormously grateful for having found Anthony. He has helped me with my rehabilitation and training. His patience and guidance has been awesome! He has also taught me how to love exercise and because of that, I have not only lost weight, I feel a lot stronger and more confident than ever before. It’s actually been life changing!
Marisa M

Can you correct a Brain Imbalance?

Each person has a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses, to correct the problem we identify the nature of the imbalances, target the weaker areas on the underactive side with a specific program of mental and physical exercise, sensory stimulation, lifestyle and behavior modification along with diet and nutrition. This problem can usually be corrected in a matter of months. It starts with adopting some simple lifestyle changes and some simple activities and exercises which will start changing your brain right away.


If there is no damage or pathology in the brain, there is no genetic mutation it is not a chemical problem, it is just a physiologic, electrical imbalance then it can be corrected.


When the imbalance in the brain is corrected all of the other imbalances are most often corrected as well.

I’m no gym junkie but I’ve been enjoying PT sessions with Anthony. He has helped me recover from shoulder, ankle and wrist injuries from skiing, working collaboratively with my GP and physiotherapist.
Stephanie P

About Dr. Robert Melillo

One of the most respected specialists in childhood and developmental neurological disorders in America, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children and adults overcome learning disabilities for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioural and learning disorders. He is also an expert in diet, nutrition and neuroimmune disorders in children and adults.

Anthony is an amazing trainer. I have never met anyone who has trained me as good as he does. He has focused on my body strength and posture. Being a hairdresser I always have so much pain in my back due to bad posture from standing at work. I will definitely keep training with him forever.