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Cognitive-Perceptual Training

Better Performance Starts With Your Brain & Eyes!

Across amateur and pro sports, Cognitive-Perceptual/Vision training is fast-becoming the latest way to get an edge over the competition. Most athletes are not aware that there are a lot of drills and exercises that they can do at home and at the competition site to develop and prepare their brain, eyes and body to effectively and efficiently “read” and process the play at faster rates. The visual system plays a vital role in athletic performance.

“A top-level player must be able to track the flow of a game in order to make important in-game decisions and react effectively to the changing situation. This involves being able to identify multiple moving objects (players) and then track them in order to follow and predict the game as it evolves. It has been shown that the difference between elite and sub-elite players of team sports is minimal in terms of strength and fitness levels, but large in their ability to effectively read a game, process the information, and make effective decisions. For example, it is widely noted that in NHL, Wayne Gretzky was neither the biggest nor fastest player on the ice, but that he excelled at being at the right place at the right time through reading play with supreme effectiveness”.

 

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Cognitive-Perceptual Training Works For All Sports.

Numerous studies have tracked the benefit of Cognitive-Perceptual Training for athletes from many different sports. Some of the sports that have shown improvement in performance are Hockey, Table Tennis, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, and Tennis. For sports with rapid movements, the athletes who have undergone this type of training have a significant advantage over their competition.

Zone Health & Performance has partnered up with Neurotracker, Fitlight, Senaptec, Vizual Edge, and Reflexion to provide a variety of cutting-edge technologies that not only train the eyes but the brain as well. The biggest discovery in the history of neuroscience is neuroplasticity; the brain’s innate ability to adapt to environmental demands through functional reorganization, increasing pathway efficiency and growing new neural networks. In terms of the extreme cognitive demands of the sport, neuroplasticity is a major factor in any athlete’s performance potential. In principle, the process is similar to how muscles improve to meet performance demands when put under physical stress.

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Process Visual Information Faster.

We train athletes to process greater amounts of visual information faster and more accurately so that they make better decisions, and their physical reactions are faster and more accurate, especially when under stress. We use a variety of high-tech tools and techniques to test for specific weaknesses and improve performance. These facilitate training of a wide range of specific visual and neural skillsets to advanced levels.
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Zone Health & Performance Psychology improves an athlete’s performance by training visual skills such as:

  • Peripheral Awareness – allows perception of what’s going on at either side of you without turning your head
  • Dynamic Visual Acuity – enables sustained and clear focus on objects when they are moving quickly
  • Depth Perception – provides spatial judgments, such as how far away an object or person is
  • Eye-Hand Coordination – involves the coordinated processing of visual input and motor-skills involved in hand movement
  • Color Vision – the ability to detect different colors and hues to interpret subtle features in the environment
  • Contrast Sensitivity – the ability to distinguish between fine increments of light versus dark
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What Are The Benefits of Cognitive-Perceptual Training?

Bottom line: Athletes who utilize cognitive-perceptual training will improve their response time during play action and increase their situational awareness, enhancing gameplay anticipation and decision-making time available to choose play options.

Vision is the primary sense used by athletes and may account for 85% to 90% of the sensory processing demands during sports activity. Many sports science studies show that visual function is directly related to athletic performance and our clients often report the following benefits:

  • Expands peripheral awareness
  • Challenges neuro-cognitive abilities
  • Improved functional mobility
  • Academic Improvements
  • Increased speed, accuracy and efficiency to absorb visual information
  • Improved:
    • Mental Decision Making
    • Hand eye coordination
    • Reaction times
    • Concentration under stress and fatigue
    • Dynamic visual acuity
    • Visual tracking
    • Mental stamina (less mental mistakes)

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Our Featured Technology

Quantitative Electroencephalography

We start by using advanced qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography) technology that precisely measures your unique brainwave activity. It is performed to investigate brain wave patterns associated with concentration and attention.

The assessment usually takes between 3-4 hours and consists of:

  1. Interview and history. Review of previous assessments if any.
  2. A series of questionnaires and behavior checklists.
  3. Cognitive Performance/Perceptual Assessments.
  4. Psycho-Educational/Executive Assessments.
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Cognitive Assessments With Cambridge Brain Sciences

Zone Health & Performance Psychology is proud to partner with Cambridge Brain Sciences. They are a leading provider of cognitive assessment tools for clinicians and medical practices, providing scientifically-validated cognitive tasks that produce objective measures across multiple cognitive domains.

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Cognitive Assessments

A series of Cognitive Performance tests that provide objective and quantifiable measures of:

  1. Attention: Visual and Auditory, selective attention, vigilance, memory and verbal working memory.
  2. Executive Functioning: Figural Fluency, interference, cognitive flexibility, response inhibition and task switching.
  3. Visual Information Processing and Mental Processing Speed.
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John Stevenson is one of the most passionate and dedicated professionals I’ve ever met. He provided me with a new perspective and insight with regards to chronic pain and anxiety. He has a genuine desire to help others realize their maximum potential. I would highly recommend John and his team of professional staff to anyone.

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I would highly recommend everyone at Zone. They are absolutely amazing and caring. They customize a plan to fit you individually, follow up on progress and keep you posted consistently. This is hands down the best place for neurofeedback ! Very happy with the results and I appreciate every single employee at Zone, including John who provides excellent patient care.

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I want to share my experiences at Zone Health & Performance wIth John Stevenson. I had a stroke and my speech was irreversible damaged so I had to remap my brain for my speech again. I worked with John and his staff diligently 3X a week for over a year! It was hard work but it also was fun.My speech has improved so much that when I meet someone that don’t know that after my stroke I couldn’t even put a sentence together! I would highly recommend Zone Health & Performance it…improved my life!

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