03E08469[1]Google defines ‘boot camp’ as: a short, intensive, and rigorous course of training. Aside from obvious military-style boot camps, seeking out boot camps in all shapes to help everything from fitness to addiction.

Why not boot camp for your brain???

Basic understanding of how the brain works will help realize boot camp is an effective way to train your brain. From those with neurological issues to those looking to elevate their level of performance to new heights, a well-trained brain will help. Furthermore, ensure you are functioning at your highest possible level (both physically and mentally).

Neuron Theory, 101

Your brain’s sole purpose in life is to receive and transmit information. Sensory information from the environment and your body travel up to your brain to be processed; and thoughts, actions, hormone circulation, and more are the end result of that input. The more powerful the information traveling in those networks, or pathways, the stronger they become. From a theory developed in the mid-20th century by the psychologist, Donald Hebb: cells that fire together, wire together!

There can be equal parts frequency and intensity, or more of one or the other. Using the example of learning how to play the guitar; one can play 10 minutes per day, 5 days per week – representing moderate frequency and low intensity. The same individual could participate in a ‘guitar boot camp’ playing for 1-2 hours, 3-5 times per day, for 5 days – very high frequency AND intensity – and expect to make much larger gains in their skills on 6 strings.

Now, About that Brain Boot Camp

Paying respect to the understanding that cells that fire together, wire together, it should now make good sense that training of brain function would yield the greatest outcomes in this high frequency, high-intensity boot camp model. Every brain is different and unique and faced with its own sets of strengths and challenges, and the frequency and intensity of individual aspects of Brain Training can be adapted to fit these unique needs.

Moms and dads, sons and daughters, athletes and CEOs, brain-injured and infirmed – time is a valuable commodity, and to compress months (if not years) of benefit and improved quality of life into a 5, 10, or 15 day period of time is something most folks could not put a price tag on.

To learn more about our Asheville, NC-based Brain Boot Camps for learning and behavioral issues, peak performance, and brain injury; contact us at 828.708.5274 for a FREE 15-minute consultation.

Dr. Michael S. Trayford is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and Neurofeedback Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the practice of advanced functional neurology. He is one of the most highly sought-after brain rehabilitation specialists because of the life-changing outcomes his patients consistently experience. After over a decade in private practice and working alongside other pioneers in the field, Dr. Trayford developed his multimodal intensive brain training and rehabilitation program built around the science of Neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to learn and grow dependent upon the stimulation it receives from its environment. He later founded APEX Brain Centers to combine his ground-breaking rehabilitation approach with a unique patient and caretaker-centered care model. Under Dr. Trayford’s leadership, APEX Brain Centers has successfully treated thousands of patients and earned the reputation of a world-renowned brain training and rehabilitation practice. Since its inception, Dr. Trayford has been a leader of the Brain Training revolution treating patients worldwide. In addition, he is a published journal contributor and international lecturer. His experience with various patients of all ages and neurological conditions has given him a unique perspective on brain health and human performance. He is also well-versed in collaborating with other health care professionals, making him an invaluable asset to any care team. Dr. Trayford was awarded the Functional Neurologist of the Year distinction by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, where he is a proud member and conference lecturer. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Dementia Society of America and the Board of Directors for the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research. He is also a servant leader who has dedicated his adult life to serving multiple communities through Rotary International and other notable causes. When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Trayford usually reads or researches anything related to the brain, human performance, and leadership. He also loves spending time outdoors with his wife Denise, their two daughters, and dogs in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichaeltrayford/

2 Comments

  1. Alice Lizabeth Crowe on July 20, 2021 at 3:35 am

    Hello. Do you work with Medicare individuals? My husband at 71 fell on a sidewalk and suffered a traumatic brain injury in frontal lobe. He is progressing well through Rehab at Sheltering Arms in Richmond but is currently not walking and has lost most of his independence. He walked after he came out ofa 28 day coma but now is not walking even with a personal trainer.

    • admin on September 8, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      Hello. Best to call the office to discuss at 828.708.5274. Long-term TBI care is one of our primary specialties.

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