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The Brain & Exercising

The benefitial effects of exercise on the heart, blood pressure, immune system and blood sugar levels have been known for a while. More recent research shows that regular physical exercise can have a strengthening impact on the structure of the brain, and hence improves brain function and reduces memory problems associated with aging. 


ImPACT Concussion Testing

With ImPACT™, you can objectively assess brain functions that are typically affected if someone has a concussion. By administering ImPACT™ to athletes before they have a concussion (baseline), and subsequently when a concussion is suspected, individualized before-and-after comparison is possible. 

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A concussion, also called “mild Traumatic Brain Injury” (mTBI), describes an injury to the brain resulting from a forceful impact to the head. This trauma to the brain causes electrical and metabolic changes that can sometimes make you pass out or feel dizzy. Find out more! 