Using the latest in sports science technology, Spine and Sport Physical Therapy is leading the way in sports medicine for NW Missouri in the area of concussion management. Concussion Management is advancing in recent years and is being led by research in the sports vision arena supported by a company called Dynavision. Dynavision ,and it's product the D2, is revolutionizing both the preventative and the rehabilitation aspects of concussions. Using the D2 Dynavision light board, we can now train reaction speed through improving one's peripheral vision. Athletes spend countless hours getting bigger and stronger muscles in the gym. The bench press and the squat have become the gold standards to train muscle strength. But now, as sports science advances, we are learning the importance of the 6 muscles behind each eyeball. And, how by training these muscles, one can improve reaction speed and peripheral vision. Vision is what drives us. "See the ball"... "Keep your eye on the ball". To react, you first must see! The better your peripheral vision, the faster you can react. The American Academy of Sports Medicine states that decreased reaction time is the #1 indicator of one who is at risk for injury. Thus, training your reaction speed, helps reduce one's chances for injury. One study performed over a multiple year span at the University of Cincinnati involving their football team showed an 80% reduction in the number of concussions due to improved reaction speeds and a reduction in blind side hits. (Clark, 2015).
Dynavision's D2 light board is used in the management of concussions by first getting a baseline vision reaction test. This allows the sports medicine professional to have a database of the athlete's baseline reaction. Thusly, if one does sustain a concussion, their baseline test can be used to help the medical professionals have more information on the athlete's safe return to sport.
Dynavision D2 is also used in the rehabilitation of a concussion. Rather than sitting and waiting for symptoms to resolve and taking a passive approach; new sports science is using visual vestibular integrated rehab techniques to help the athlete recover faster. Vision dominates the brain. The act of processing what the eye sees occurs in multiple areas in the brain. Thusly, wherever the brain injury is, we can use vision to help speed up recovery. This is where Dynavision is leading the way in concussion rehabilitation.
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