Many of the people who come to NeuraPerformance Brain Center in Denver are athletes looking to recover from a concussion or other brain injury. One of the symptoms of a concussion is lack of coordination, which can be debilitating when an athlete tries to return to the field, diamond, or court.
One technology we use at the center to help our patients recover and work through brain training exercises is our Dynavision D2 Vision Training System. Dynavision is a standard device used in neuro and vestibular (inner ear balance) therapy. The D2 is a large, wall-mounted screen with white light switches arranged in rings. You stand in front of the wall and try to hit the switches as they flash on. This brain training exercise tests your visual-motor coordination, peripheral visual awareness, and improves your reaction times.
We highly encourage athletes suffering from concussions and others suffering from dizziness or balance issues to contact NeuraPerfomance Brain Center. Along with the brain training you do at the center, we also recommend utilizing these at-home exercises. Read on to learn more about how to improve your reaction time by training both your mind and body.
As a center devoted to brain training, we’re of course going to start with how you can improve your mental agility. Having a quick reaction time depends on being aware of what’s moving around you, something that the light switches in dynavision training work to improve. You can work on improving your peripheral vision at home in a few easy exercises:
If you’re trying to improve your reaction times in order to improve your athletic ability, than ball drills are for you. It can be as easy as playing catch or another repetitive drill. You can also try juggling or using a reaction ball, which moves in unpredictable ways when you bounce or throw it. Here are a few ball drills we encourage people to try:
We specialize in brain health, recovery, and performance. Our state-of-the-art neuraperformance brain center specializes in enhancing sports performance using our Dynavision D2 Vision Training System. We also perform baseline concussion testing and treatment, and vestibular therapy. Let us work to help you find relief from your depression and anxiety symptoms. Schedule an appointment today!