Brain | Body Clinic is a union of medical professionals passionate about concussion management, both in clinical practice and in ongoing education. A trip to a Harvard Concussion conference introduced the medical team to EYE-SYNC® technologies. The product is used extensively in the U.S. by notable institutions such as Stanford Medical Brain Injury Clinic, U.S. Armed Forces, Tulane Football program and many more to list.
BASELINE TESTING WITH EYE-SYNC®
Book your baseline testing and check in with us throughout your season to ensure you are playing your safest game. However, EYE-SYNC® is not just for athletes. Concussions occur everyday during regular activities. Establishing your baseline is something anyone can do. It is a simple 60-second test that, in the unfortunate incident of a concussion, can greatly improve your odds of recovery by ensuring a proper diagnosis when scores are compared to YOUR baseline.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by rapid and forceful impacts to the head or body. This results in excess movement of the brain inside the skull, which can cause temporary changes to brain function.
The majority of concussions and their symptoms will resolve within two to four weeks. However, there is a certain percentage of the population (up to 30%) that will have persisting symptoms.
Sub-threshold aerobic exercise has been shown to speed recovery - you will move your body at a specific heart rate while monitoring symptoms.
At Brain | Body, we can help you find your proper target heart rate through conducting the Buffalo Treadmill Test.
Initially, you will want to give yourself plenty of rest for up to 48 hours. Limit your TV time and phone use.
After 48 hours, you should begin to engage in gentle aerobic activities, such as walking or stationary cycling, as long as it does not aggravate symptoms.
The brain is susceptible to changes, both positive and negative. If we engage in research supported activities for concussion management, we can make significant positive changes towards recovery.
Using a thin mesh cap placed on your head, Neurocatch® conducts a rapid 6-minute scan to measure and report on cognitive brain function. The NeuroCatch™ Platform is Health Canada approved, and non-invasively records brain wave activity using electroencephalography (EEG).
The results of the scan provide your healthcare practitioner with objective measurements of specific brain functions: Auditory sensation; Basic attention; Cognitive processing (termed the ABCs of Neurocatch®). These measurements can be used to help identify areas for improvement, customize your treatment plan, and to understand how your brain function is today.
"The brain tracks objects that we’re seeing by predicting which way they’ll go and pointing our eyes at them, allowing us to interact with a fast moving world with minimal blur."
It's been known for some time that concussions can do long-term damage to the brain. What's been harder to determine is when someone actually has one.
While reducing concussions is the main goal, better diagnosing and treating concussions is a part of the process, too.
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