MeRT℠ THERAPY FOR ATHLETES
Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, or
MeRT℠,is a suite of tools that gives our physicians a platform to assess, monitor
and optimize athletes’ brain performance.
The process starts with a tool that measures the specific electrical patterns
in your brain, called a quantitative electroencephalogram (q-EEG), and
connects them with the electrical activity of your heart, measured with
an electrocardiogram, or EKG. From this, our physicians create a customized
profile of your brain activity and function, which lets us identify areas
that may be functioning less than optimally.
Analysis & Protocol
Our physicians then use your personalized brain activity profile to develop
a customized MeRT℠ treatment plan, designed to improve the efficiency
and performance of your brain.
During MeRT℠ therapy sessions, an electromagnetic coil is used to induce
mild electrical currents, similar to what you’d experience during
an MRI, to targeted areas of the brain. MeRT℠ treatments for athletes
are typically focused on optimizing brain function and promoting recovery
Assessment & Monitoring
After several MeRT℠ therapy sessions, we’ll perform another q-EEG
and EKG to monitor the changes in your cognitive function and to update
your personalized brain activity profile.
THE BENEFITS OF MeRT℠ THERAPY FOR ATHLETES
The brain plays a critical role in athletic performance, and MeRT℠ therapy
works to optimize and improve the efficiency of cognitive functions.
Monitoring & Diagnosing Brain injuries
By comparing pre-injury and post-injury MeRT℠ data, we can perform real-time
assessments to determine the level of functional disruption in the brain.
Helping Heal Brain Injuries
MeRT℠ therapy can help the healing process, both by helping to understand
the extent of the brain injury to develop appropriate comprehensive treatment
and by helping to enhance the healing process through continued MeRT℠ therapy.
Improved Sleeping Patterns
Sleep is an essential part of the recovery process. MeRT℠ therapy can play
a critical role in improving sleep rhythms to enhance the quality and
efficiency of an athlete’s sleep (which has important downstream
effects, such as removing toxins through the glymphatic system, regulating
circadian functions and the optimizing release of growth hormone).
Other Reported Benefits
Individuals receiving MeRTSM report better concentration and focus, greater ability to cope with stress,
improved mood, as well as improved mental clarity and memory.