The Resilient Athlete
Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN) was tested by a world class brain imaging team at the UC San Diego Neuroradiology Lab. A pilot study was conducted on subjects who suffered a traumatic brain injury (concussion). The research team used sophisticated brain imaging known as magnetoencephalography (MEG) to document improvement after just 12 sessions of MCN: 54% reduction in abnormal brainwaves and 53% reduction in post concussion symptoms. Improvements reported by study subjects included: headaches, insomnia, anxiety, sensitivity to light and sound, smoking, memory, focus, concentration, feelings of frustration and stuttering. More research is underway at UCSD and is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Studies are also being conducted at Tyler Texas.
Athletes can use MCN in several ways: During the season: 1) Physicians and trainers can choose to add MCN to help their athletes achieve a healthier brainwave state after injury or 2) to improve sleep, focus and concentration on and off the field. Post-season/Pre-season training Brain training can be accomplished along with physical training for a complete approach. Fine tune performance and build resilience with calm, focus, concentration and sleep benefits. Also address head injury issues that occurred prior to the training season.
Recently, ResilientMe has had the pleasure of working with the Penn AC High Performance Rowing Team who competed at the 2017 World Championships and training to be selected for the 2020 (now 2021) Olympics in Tokyo. They are coached by three-time Olympian and World Champion Oarsman M. Sean Hall. These highly successful and driven athletes reported results including improved focus and sleep, easing performance anxiety, reduced headaches and improved performance. To learn more about, and support, these Olympic hopefuls click on the link: http://pennac.org/programs/high-performance-group/