THE GAME PLAN: OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT
The VSR™ SPORT was designed specifically for the athletic market by NeuroCom® and incorporates the same NASA-based science as in the company's high-end systems, which are used by more than 90% of the nation's top hospitals.
NeuroCom provides five different protocols (SET, LOS, WBS, Custom Training, and Closed Chained Training) with the VSR SPORT to accurately and objectively assess an athlete's functional balance control and provide training protocols to facilitate improvement in any observed deficits or impairments.
For athletes, the SET (Stability Evaluation Test) protocol is particularly significant as it provides a computerized measurement of postural sway velocity - a reflection of brain functionality that can't be hidden or under-reported.
Create baseline assessments: Know before you let an athlete play how stable they are. Establish a database for measuring an athlete's performance progress or injury impact. A reference database is also available for comparison to peers.
Improve concussion care and make safer play and return-to-play decisions: Base decisions on objective assessments of postural control and sway velocity -- that can't be hidden or under-reported, no matter how eager an athlete is to get back to play.
Safeguard athletes' long-term health: Reduce the possibility of second-impact syndrome following concussion and subsequent permanent damage by utilizing The Rule of Three: Symptoms, Cognitive and Balance assessments to make the most objective decision possible for returning an athlete to play.
Measure off-the-block reaction time, speed and accuracy and compare results to baseline data or between athletes using LOS (Limits of Stability).
Unlike observational methods, 'sandbagging' is obvious when using NeuroCom's systems.
Identify subtle ankle, hip and knee instabilities and otherwise unseen compensations that might put athletes at risk for overuse injuries (by relying too heavily on one leg) or injury due to mild instabilities (shifting off the unstable side) using WBS (Weight Bearing Squat).
Optimize performance by testing mental focus and physical control, maximum efficiency of movement, safety with explosive trajectories or quick cuts using the latest protocol designed specifically for the athletic market from NeuroCom's SET (Stability Evaluation Test).
Customize rehabilitative programs determine progressive weight-bearing exercises for strengthening ankle, knee, hip and lumbar stability with Custom Training.
Train more effectively: Document gains or changes objectively and reinforce program safety and effectiveness utilizing NeuroCom's training package.