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AthELITE InFocus

The next frontier in athletic development and performance is in Vision Training. By training the visual system an athlete will react faster and have better accuracy because they "see" better. Professional athletes are incredible examples of speed, strength, coordination and endurance.We offer High Performance Vision Training to improve eye-hand and eye-foot coordination, reaction time, peripheral awareness and visual processing. The ultimate goal for an athlete is to respond as quickly as possible with skill by training to strengthen muscles, improving speed, quickness, and power.

An important item to note is that the training is not just for athletes but for anyone aiming to improve the vision such as police officers, fire fighters, or even the child with reading difficulty and behavioral problems.

 

To excel at any sport it is crucial to train by strengthening muscles, improving speed, quickness, and power. The ultimate goal of training is simply to respond as quickly as possible, without thought. Vision is much more than seeing clearly; it is about processing information as quickly, accurately, and as easily as possible. Enhanced Vision Training (EVT) is a process to train the brain to utilize all the information from the eyes. Vision is not just seeing 20/20; it is something more.

The EVT is a process that has as its first step to obtain the maximum visual acuity and determine baseline ocular health. Optimizing acuity can be achieved via many different avenues including prescription spectacles (Rec Speks), Contact Lenses, and CRT. The second step of EVT is to actually train the eyes and the brain to work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Just like general training, sports vision training requires practice, strengthening, and coordination with the whole body. As the individual progresses through the training the visual tasks are made more demanding and complicated and peripheral awareness is trained. The final step of training is visualization training. Every stage of EVT is designed to improve acuity, focusing skills, muscle coordination, reaction time, and peripheral awareness which will improve overall performance and get you into the ‘zone’.

Services

  • Sports vision testing protocol by M&S
  • Senaptec Sensory Station
  • Strobe Training
  • The Quick Board for foot speed and Eye-foot coordination
  • Reaction Trainer by Dynavision
  • Sanet Vision Integrator

 

The initial evaluation is a specialized evaluation of the eye and the visual system. Vision is more than just seeing 20/20 but how the quickly and accurately the information is processed. The purpose of the evaluation is to establish a baseline and to identify any deficiencies that could potentially impair or impede performance.

Evaluation includes:

  • Multispectral Imaging (MSI)
  • Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD)
  • Color Vision testing
  • OCT
  • Baseline Concussion screening
  • Senaptec Evaluation
  • Quickboard

The Senaptec Sensory Station evaluation examines 10 visual and sensory motor characteristics that are critical for peak athletic performance. The results of the evaluation can then be compared to a large database for each position, sport, and level (recreational player to collegiate to professional athlete). Based on the results of the analysis, those areas that could be improved are identified and targeted for training. Each component of the evaluation are modifiable in that they can be improved with training.

The Quick Board delivers valid, reliable data for the following applications:

Training

  • Improves functional performance through physical and neurological training
  • Engages and motivates athletes and patients with instant feedback during exercises
  • Focusing on the tablet during drills maximizes proprioceptive benefit to replicate daily activities or game situations

 

Testing

  • Captures data to track an athlete’s or patient’s training progress
  • Provides objective variables to aid in justifying progression
  • Assists in making objective “return-to-play” decisions

 

Rehabilitation

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of a rehabilitation program
  • Restores pre-injury communication between the brain and the injured body part, neurologically rehabilitating the athlete or patient
  • Implement progressive protocols which can shorten the duration of the rehabilitation

The Reaction Trainer (RT1™) provides high performance and medical professionals with an innovative tool for objective measurement of movement and reaction time. Programmable options and mounting possibilities facilitate endless applications across disciplines. Objective reports ensure accuracy during baseline testing and progress monitoring. The RT1™ is currently utilized in high performance, clinical rehabilitation and pediatric settings around the globe.