The most underreported, under diagnosed, and underestimated type of brain trauma, concussions account for 90% of all traumatic brain injuries.
Watch how the latest research on concussion is changing the way it is defined, managed, and treated.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has pioneered a new clinical profiles approach, where treatment can be categorized and targeted more effectively. Ocular-motor and vestibular-balance impairments account for most neurological dysfunction. By assessing for ocular-motor impairment first, the danger of return-to-play and risk of secondary injury can be confirmed or eliminated.
|ComponentS OF ASSESSMENT||Assessment TOOLS||TARGETED TREATMENTS|
The inability to synchronize visual information with motor and cognitive functions.
|EYE-SYNC Eye Tracking||Visual tracking training using rapid eye-target synchronization|
Impairments to the vestibular system – the balance center of the brain – affecting the ability to coordinate head and eye movements
|EYE-SYNC Vestibular||Visual fixation on a fixed location while making rapid head movements|
Decreased working memory, recall, and reaction time. Becoming distracted or fatigured following prolonged periods of concentration.
Computerized Neurocognitive Testing
|Improved sleep habits, reduction in stress, and cognitive strategies|
Non-concussive injuries, such as neck whiplash, can also cause concussion-like symptoms
|Clinical Assessment of Cervical Spine||Standard manual therapies|
Recurring, often throbbin headaches that can be accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision
|Migraine Headache Symptom
|Standard migraine treatments|
|Anxiety and altered moods
Depression or anxiety
|Pyschological Assessment||Standard depression and cognitive behavior therapies|
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Funded in 2011 by the Department of Defense, EYE-TRAC Advance was a 8,000+ subject study to test normal and concussed subjects using novel EYE-SYNC eye tracking technology capable of assessing visual attention focus precisely, reliably and within a minute. Over 5,700 active duty military members enrolled, and baselines were collected at over 60 schools in NY and CA among thousands of students.