Athletic performance is as much physical as it is mental. After a certain amount of practicing, strength training, and flexibility work, you’ll be pushing the limits of your physical capabilities. In order to take that next step toward improving your performance, you have to dig deeper and start training at the most basic biological level: your brain. This is where DynaVision D2 comes into play for athletes who want to push beyond their physical limits to improve their athletic abilities.
What Is DynaVision D2?
DynaVision is a light-training device that focuses on reaction to visual stimuli to improve sensory-motor skills. Simply put, the DynaVision light board will trigger a stimulus for the participant to process and react to. Often, you’ll be asked to hit switches when you see a light come on. As the training progresses, the tasks will get more complex so that you can push the cognitive boundaries to improve your processing and reaction speeds. The entire process is measured and recorded to provide both the participant and the trainer with quantitative data that can be used to direct a treatment and training protocol to move forward and achieve specific goals.
How Does DynaVision Work At McWhorter CNR?
Our Denver-based DynaVision expert, Dr. Jeff McWhorter, will facilitate DynaVision training to offer the guidance needed to reap the benefits from this innovative and world-renowned training tool. Throughout the process of training with the DynaVision D2, Dr. McWhorter will be assessing the participants' ability to:
- React to various stimuli
- Proactively track stimuli
- Facilitate efficient cognitive processing
- Establish peripheral awareness
- Make smart decisions in a timely manner
All of these elements make a big difference in athletic performance and DynaVision D2 is one of the only vision reaction training systems that operates the way it does to increase the degree of focus and facilitate the streamlined cognitive processing that produces proactive and reactive behaviors that contribute to better performance.
DynaVision For More Than Athletic Performance
DynaVision is widely renowned in athletic circles. Dr. McWhorter leverages the benefits of DynaVision in his treatment of UFC fighters, as well as NBA, NFL, and NHL players. DynaVision is also highly beneficial for amateur athletes who want to take their game to the next level as they work toward scholarship opportunities or a chance at the pros.
While DynaVision is becoming a standard practice for athletes looking to improve their performance, the benefits of DynaVision training can be applied to a number of other different scenarios. In particular, DynaVision has been recognized as an instrumental tool to be used in concussion and stroke recovery.
DynaVision + Stroke Recovery
A stroke occurs because blood flow to a specific part of the brain is cut off. In some cases, the side effects of a stroke are relatively minor, but in others the effects can be catastrophic. Regardless of the level of physical impact that a stroke has on a patient, DynaVision can support the cognitive recovery from the medical emergency and help a patient regain some semblance of normalcy as they return to their everyday life.
DynaVision + Concussion Recovery
The DynaVision D2 board can be programmed to aid in concussion recovery, as well. By nature, DynaVision lends itself to be beneficial to patients overcoming the side effects of a concussion. The protocol helps improve cognitive processing speed and capabilities, hand-eye coordination, motor performance, and general awareness, all of which can be impaired by a concussion.
Experience The DynaVision Difference In Denver At McWhorter CNR
Our Denver office is proud to offer DynaVision D2 to our clients, in conjunction with a wide variety of other therapeutic treatment options that can support improved performance, expedited recovery, and overall wellness.
Whether you’re an athlete looking to take your training to the next level or you’re recovering from a concussion, stroke, or another brain injury, DynaVision could be a valuable tool for you. Contact our office today to set up a consultation for DynaVision in Denver.