Concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when one’s head or body strikes an object or the ground, resulting in an acceleration and deceleration of the brain within its cavity. Concussive, sub-concussive, and the cumulative effects of repeated sub-concussive blows result in two damaging processes that can impair cognition through the destruction of brain cells—a neurometabolic cascade (a depolarization of gray matter cells resulting in weakening of cellular membranes and tissues) and axonal shearing (a “breaking” of the white matter connections creating a lapse in communication between brain regions)—direct effects of concussion on a cellular level. Sub-concussive blows should be specifically addressed due to an evidence basis that links minor head impacts to permanent brain damage absent a single concussive episode (McAllister, et, al., 2014). The result of sub concussive blows can be gray and white matter damage measureable in diffusion tensor imaging scans. The longer-term effects of accumulated sub concussive blows are a propensity of affliction with chronic traumatic encephalopathy or other neurodegenerative disease.
Brain In Play Foundation seeks to educate, prevent, and treat concussive injuries with the latest evidence-based brain wellness science.
Brain Performance Enhancement
About Brain Performance Enhancement (BPE)
BPE is a Neuro-Behavioral Health Wellness System that integrates the following three disruptive innovations:
Brain Wellness Best Practices: Precise behavioral, cognitive and therapy routines that can change gene expression, triggering swift and prominent structural and functional brain improvements;
Activation Science: Innovative motivational therapy techniques that jumpstart brain change;
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching: Targeted therapy that sustains adherence and relapse-avoidance.
BPE’s brain wellness proposition is the cumulative effect best practices, activation and coaching working in synch exerts to turbocharge and maintain brain wellness – improving the functioning, preservation and growth of brain cells. BPE’s requisite evaluation of lifestyle and family history supports personalized medicine - leveraging best prevention strategies and treatment precision. In select cases, BIP-Inc. utilizes pharmacogenetic testing when prescribing medications.
BPE certified therapists use field-tested prototypes to treat Pre-early Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Concussions, Psychiatric Conditions, and Substance Addiction. Brain Performance Enhancement shifts patients and their families from traditional passive chronic illness paradigms, to proactive ‘can-do’ hopeful mind-sets - key to BIP-Inc.’s brain improving mission. BPE’s goal is to improve the life quality of all brain-challenged persons, and reduce the risk for those genetically predisposed for such.