Concussion is a complex, yet to be fully understood brain injury. One study showed that visual symptoms recover 4x faster with vision therapy.
When someone has a concussion they always ask:
1) Am I getting better?
2) How do I know I am getting better?
3) What can I do to help myself get better?
Using the C-Rod will address each of these questions.
The C-Rod is a lightweight, portable vision therapy / vision rehabilitation tool for home and clinic use to help restore eye movements that are compromised as a result of having a concussion.
The C-Rod was developed by an optometrist who understands how the visual system becomes dysfunctional when you have a concussion and how you can help yourself through your recovery. The C-Rod is held at Harmon Distance and has six eye exercises. The benefit of a C-Rod is that its targets are at a fixed distance on a fixed plane to work selected neural pathways and muscle systems. The advantage of the C-Rod compared to holding pencils or fingers as saccadic targets is that persons with a visual/perceptual disorder will not likely work on a plane at a standardized distance thereby triggering more complex brain/muscle activity which could compound oculomotor training. The goal is to isolate cranial nerve activity, extra ocular muscle activity, and the associated voluntary trigger centers in the frontal fields and superior colliculus.
Eye Exercises - Oculomotor Skills VIDEO
Used in Physical Therapy, Optometry and Concussion Clinics in Canada and the USA
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Help Yourself Get Better
Oculomotor dysfunction after a concussion recovers 4x faster with therapy compared to rest alone.
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The C-Rod uses standardized protocols and working distances on fixed planes: 1) Saccadic Eye Movements on a horizontal plane - first slow then fast. 2) Slow Saccadic Eye Movements on the vertical and oblique planes. 3) Fixation and Tracking on a horizontal plane. 4) Dynamic Near Point of Convergence Exercises; Near - Far Jumps. 5) Accommodation / Convergence training. All this in five minutes a day. U.S. Patent D931,457
The C-Rod Kit