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Neuroplasticity

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Neuroplasticity, also called brain plasticity, is the brain’s ability to learn, grow, and change throughout life. The term neuroplasticity comes from the word “neuron,” which refers to the nerve cells in our brain, and “plastic,” which means to sculpt, mold, or modify. In sum, neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to sculpt, mold, or modify new and existing nerve cells in the brain.

Neuroplasticity is an amazing discovery. Early researchers believed that you stopped creating new neurons, a process known as neurogenesis, shortly after you were born. Under this old school of thought, it was believed that you were essentially “stuck” with the brain you got, without a way to improve your mental and physical capacity. Similarly, it was thought that if a person’s brain were damaged in some way, they’d lose the function from that part of the brain, forever. It was a truly limited view, but fortunately we now know differently, and modern research in neuroplasticity supports evidence for a range of cognitive and physical improvements.

Why Neuroplasticity Matters

Modern research supports the brain’s remarkable ability to change its neural structure due to its plasticity. Not only is this completely empowering, because it puts YOU in the driver’s seat to help improve your brain function, but it also means you no longer have to feel stuck or limited by your brain’s potential. At APEX Brain Centers, we are actively helping people build better brains, bodies, and lives through our revolutionary “Brain Intensive” training methods.

Brain Plasticity Training at APEX

At APEX Brain Centers, you can improve your brain function, and physical function, regardless of your current level of performance. Through our Brain Intensive Training methods, you can achieve results in a matter of days to weeks rather than the months or years required in traditional settings. Our Brain Intensive Trainings are unique because we give our clients the chance to repeat trainings in multiple sessions throughout the day, over the course of one or more weeks. The results are dramatic, because the brain learns best when it has the ability to practice something over and over again without gaps in training sessions.

Are You Looking to Improve Your Brain?

  • Memory?
  • Focus, and concentration?
  • Your learning ability?
  • Academic, athletic or artistic performance?
  • Functions related to a neurological disorder?

Let us help you reach your peak potential with a highly individualized Brain Intensive Training Program designed just for you. Call now at 828.708.5274 for a free consultation, or send us an email to see how our cutting-edge, research-based brain training methods can help you improve your brain health and overall wellness.

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/

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