NeuroTracker As A Concussion Tool
Cobblestone Medicine and Rehab Concussion/mTBI Program
NeuroTracker Clinician is a 3D visual training system that provides a uniquely valuable tool to aid professionals in the assessment and treatment of concussion and brain trauma. NeuroTracker stimulates vision, vestibular and cognitive systems to help patients with PCS recover their ability to integrate and interpret multiple streams of sensory information. NeuroTracker enables clinicians to precisely align the intervention to the needs of the patients.
Adaptable to individual level of recovery
Sensitive to changes in high-level cognition function
Provides a practical baseline
Produces objective session scores
Applies to areas beyond recovery, such as performance training & assessment
How does NeuroTracker apply to the concussion recovery process?
NeuroTracker is a versatile rehabilitation tool that facilitates concussion rehabilitation in three distinct ways:
1. Post-concussion syndrome rehabilitation
NeuroTracker allows for stabilization, integration, and loading of the systems affected by concussion and brain trauma.
NeuroTracker session options can be personalized to provide controlled neurostimulation in short 6-minute sessions.
2. Injury assessment and Return-to-Play
NeuroTracker is sensitive to the changes in high-level cognitive function that occur when an individual sustains head trauma.
Following an injury, the drop in NT score can be used as an objective measure to help assess injury and determine safe RTP status.
3. Simple protocol, flexible treatment options
Trainers typically treat their patients with NeuroTracker twice a week for a month, for 15 to 20 minutes per visit.
The training can be administered inpatient, outpatient or remotely as a telemedicine application under supervision.
Once patient has recovered, NeuroTracker can also be used for performance enhancement and readiness assessment. For advanced training, NeuroTracker can be combined with a variety of dual-tasks, such as balance or skill-specific exercises, which increase the difficulty and make the training relevant to performance objectives.
By measuring deviations from baseline scores, coaches can assess whether an athlete is cognitively ready to perform or whether their training load should be altered. This assessment can be performed daily by the athlete on a personal computer or tablet.
“Our goal is to make our therapies and rehabilitation strategies as functional as possible for the patient so that we can ensure transfer into the demands of their daily activities. This is where NeuroTracker has become an invaluable tool in our practice.”