TBI & Concussion
The majority of brain function is dedicated to visual processing and those suffering from a concussion will overwhelmingly experience ocular, visual, balance and/or cognitive problems. These difficulties may delay recovery if not adequately addressed. Common concussion symptoms affect eye focusing, eye movements, blurred or double vision, light sensitivity, concentration, and balance. Video: Senaptec x Physical Therapy
For many who suffer a traumatic brain injury across its spectrum, there is a functional miscommunication between the peripheral and central processing systems. These are two different processing centers in the brain. If there is misalignment, a host of problems can result, such as nausea, lack of coordination, poor spatial awareness, etc. Creating a re-alignment of the peripheral and central systems is important for many concussion/TBI patients.
THE SENSORY STATION provides several therapy modules that are designed to exercise the central / peripheral vision systems. These include Eye-Hand Coordination, Go/No-Go, Perception Span, Dynamic Vision, Split Attention, and Multiple Object Tracking.
THE QUADRANT STROBE EYEWEAR can be used to address central / peripheral misalignment by adjusting the ratio of information allowed through the peripheral versus central regions of the vision. To start, the eyewear can be used with full bi-nasal occlusion. This approach can help the individual regain capability in the peripheral vision, which research shows is a foundational step in the healing process.
THE SENAPTEC APP allows you to leverage self-care home rehabilitation and expanding telehealth opportunities by putting the power of our innovative technologies in your patients’ homes. The customized sensory exercise plan allows your patient to get real-time performance feedback on specific rehabilitation areas you assign. Via a proctor portal, the app utilizes our secure cloud technology to manage the data and allows you to check on your patients’ activity and modify their training plans as their ability improves.
Creating a re-alignment of the peripheral and central systems is important for many concussion/ TBI patients.