Cleveland Family Chiropractic has partnered with CAP Corp, from Calgary, AB, in identifying an individuals risk of concussion BEFORE it occurs as well as providing brain repair programs necessary to accurately evaluate and assist in healing from concussions and TBI.
Our office will serve as a testing center for athletes and non-athletes alike in identifying bio-mechanical and neurological imbalances in the balance and coordination systems. These imbalances have been shown in university testing to increase the risk of concussion. By identifying these imbalances, we can tailor a program for each individual athlete, decreasing their relative risk of sustaining a concussion.
This reflex system protects us during impacts to the body. When weakened by repetitive trauma, spinal issues, stress, muscular weakness, poor diet, past injuries, etc, concussion risk increases. The vast majority of concussions, according to multiple sources including the NFL, comes with head contact to the ground and AFTER week 8!! This is not a coincidence!
By simulating an impact, we obtain usable data that aids in protecting the athlete. Traditional testing like SCAT2 or iMPACT testing cannot provide the data we need to truly protect athletes and only helps identify some characteristics of previous trauma. Both of these models are unable to identify risk factors of concussion and stabilize BEFORE there is an injury. This is true risk mitigation.
We’re excited to offer technology that improves an athletes ability to respond to impact faster and with more control of the head/torso, especially when going to the ground. Not only can we decrease the risk of concussions, but we can INCREASE athlete performance by improving reflexive speed and balance/coordination.
Programs currently being offered include:
RAM 4 Concussion Prevention
Clinically validated to test concussion risk and mitigate that risk to prevention concussions. The fee includes Pre and Post RAM Test (approximately 16 weeks following training), CAP 4 All eLearning course, and online training log). Call for team bookings and discounts!
Brain Repair Protocol
We assess the root cause of your concussion symptoms with the Symptom Tree and Brain Gauge technology then generate a CAPcare Plan with proven systems that address the root cause. If you have a Brain Gauge this program can be delivered via Telehealth.
CAP Baseline Testing
The only baseline test with the accuracy required to measure reaction time variability (Holden et al., 2019). CAP Baseline Testing uses Brain Gauge, a sensorimotor test that is 99% accurate and removes all subjectivity. Call for team bookings and discounts!
CAP Return to Sport Testing
No more guesswork! No more green lights to return to sport when athletes are not ready! Our Return to Sport includes the Brain Gauge test (baseline not mandatory) and the RAM test to assess neck function before given the green light to return.
Educating athletes, parents, coaches, trainers, and all stakeholders about concussions is one of our core systems. Providing concussion prevention training protocols, advanced concussion rehabilitation strategies, and other facets of cognitive, physical health, and wellness is at the core of caring for everybody from the concussed athlete to the elderly person interested in improving balance and coordination.
CAP Brain Gain Programs
The CAP Brain Gain Programs offer endless possibilities for young and old alike. Every program includes an assessment, Brain Gauge Test and Individualized action plan. Tap into your brains endless capacity for optimizing every aspect of your life.
To schedule an evaluation, call the office at 715-425-0333.
“The unique feature of the CAP testing system and biomechanical analysis is its predictive value: We do not need to have an athlete experience an actual concussive impact to evaluate the effectiveness of his/her strength training on the risk of concussion. It is the first time that such an innovative, affordable system enables coaches to safely and objectively evaluate the strength training and thus opens horizons to utilize an optimal training protocol that minimizes the incidence of concussions in contact sports.”
Dr. Hossein Rouhani, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta