The Portland Trailblazers are blazing a new trail in the realm of sports conditioning. The basketball club is working closely with Neurocore, a Florida-based neurotherapy provider, to create a new kind of post-activity cool down that involves the mind. The joint-venture is a ideal of Neurocore as it is dedicated to improving the mind as well as unlocking its secrets.
Neurocore was founded in 2004 by Neuropsychologist Dr. Timothy Royer. The Florida-based brain treatment centers are at the forefront of recent innovations in brain mapping. As technology has allowed for more detailed mapping and study of the mind, companies like Neurocore have sprouted with new forms of treatment for common mental conditions. In Neurocore’s case they seek solutions that do not require drugs or invasive operations. Instead, Neurocore focuses its attention on exercising the mind to strengthen its abilities.
Neurocore’s main mission is to find workable cures for cases like depression, anxiety, and even ADHD, but it also works to improve brain function in general. In the case of the Trailblazers it is through the use of conditioning techniques that boost their ability to relax and recover. Neurocore works with two different methods: neurofeedback and biofeedback. The idea is by optimizing the brain you also improve other systems of the body affected by the brain such as the cardiovascular system or the respiratory system.