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How Does It Work?

Our brains are constantly adapting to the stimuli we provide it.  Inactive areas of your brain are shown in the way we move (GAIT, eye movement, how you breathe, etc.).  With Neuro Drills, the goal is identify areas of disfunction with a series of assessments and activate them with a combination of drills based on your movement and injury history.
Your nervous system is extremely fast and can respond just as fast when you provide it with the stimulus YOU need.

Pain Relief

A primary component of Neuro Drills training is to understand and eliminate pain.  In our context, pain can be anything from tight and sore muscles to acute and chronic pain.  Let's say you have knee pain (or want a stronger knee); one way to improve it is strengthen the surrounding muscles, but what most people don't realize is that the quality of movement in your knee not only requires the surrounding tissues to be functioning well, but requires a good visual and vestibular system as well.  Poor balance and visual skills reflect heavily on how well your body moves.  If you want to move better, you need to train your vision and vestibular systems!

 
Pain is an action signal
Any threat can be interpreted as pain
Pain is individual
 

Vision Training

 Your vision deteriorates only because you don't train it.  The muscles that control your eyes are similar to the ones that are throughout the rest of your body. If you want better vision, your eyes have to be trained, just like the rest of your body.

Having better vision will drastically allow you to not only see better, but navigate your world more efficiently. 

The 4 Visual Skills That You Need to Train

 

  • Eye Movement

  • Visual Acuity

  • Depth Perception

  • Peripheral Awareness

YOUR VESTIBULAR SYSTEM

A properly functioning vestibular system allows you to:

  1. see clearly while moving

  2. identify your orientation with respect to gravity

  3. determine your direction and speed of movement

  4. make automatic postural adjustments to maintain stability while moving (ie. run faster)

Injury, disease, certain drugs can affect one or more of these components. However, it is the lack of use or training specificity that ultimately deteriorates the vestibular system.

Signs and symptoms of impaired balance include:

  • Dizziness

  • Vertigo

  • Vision problems

  • Nausea

  • Fatigue

  • Concentration difficulties

  • Gut problems

  • Tight feet

  • Compressed spine

  • Tilted head and/or spine

Your balance is achieved by your brain integrating sensory input from:

  1. Your visual system (sight)

  2. Your proprioceptive system (movement and touch)

  3. Your vestibular system (motion, equilibrium & awareness in space)

 

The proper integration of these three systems is what gives you your sense of balance (output).  By specifically targeting these three systems in the body, you can significantly improve your balance.

 

Breath Training

Your brain needs 2 things to stay alive:

1. Fuel

2. Activation

 

Our movement, vision and vestibular drills are great for activation, and eating pro-metabolic foods is great for fuel, but quality breathing is one of the most powerful tools you can use to get BOTH fuel and activation.

Improving breathing mechanics and increasing respiratory competency (learning how to breath in different ways) impacts a lot of different brain areas and can significantly change not only how you function, but how you feel.

Why do you need breath training?

Are you generally tired and/or have brain fog frequently?

Would you like to increase your stamina and endurance for life or your sport without having to push yourself?

Do you feel like you are not in your own body?

Do you suffer from depression?  Or feel like you have inaccurate emotions?