How to Improve Your Reaction Time.

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Do you want to improve your reaction time?Have you ever wanted to learn more about our Sports Vision and Visuomotor Training? See our staff explain some of the different features our Dynavision D2 light board and our programs have to offer. Sports Vision training can help you perform better in sport and improve a variety of skills. Book with one of our Sports Vision and Dyanvision trainers now and get the most out your off season training.

HIP 14-Day Water Challenge

Here is your goal for the next two weeks, HIP family: drink 4 litres of water a day!

Join us on our 14-Day water challenge! The challenge is to drink 4 litres of water a day for 14 consecutive days. We encourage you to share your progress with us; we will be sharing our progress too. Tag us and use the hashtag #HIPwaterchallenge. Stay tuned for fun and helpful information on our social media pages! Those who join the challenge and show that they completed it through some progress posts will be entered into a draw for an awesome prize! Details to come!

Why should you participate with us?

You may be wondering, “why should I participate in this challenge”, and we are here with the answers. Here are just a few of the endless benefits that we found:

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids.

2. Water Can Help Control Calories.

3. Water Helps Energize Muscles.

4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good.

5. Water Helps Your Kidneys.

6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function.

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Need some tips?

-If you’re feeling hungry and you’ve eaten recently, drink a cold glass of water, and wait a minute or two. You could just be dehydrated.

-Make it a morning ritual. Start your day by drinking one or two glasses of water. Start early, feel better, set the trend for the day.

-Drink through a straw and you’ll take bigger gulps and drink much more.

-Carry a small refillable water bottle at all times and drink while you wait…standing in line, sitting in traffic or even waiting for the elevator.

https://www.canadianliving.com/health/nutrition/article/34-tips-for-drinking-more-water

 

 

MEET OUR HUMAN’S: VISUOMOTOR AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE TRAINER

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MEET OUR HUMAN’S: VISUOMOTOR AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE TRAINER

Hi, my name is Brad Wall. I grew up in a smaller city in northern Alberta called Grande Prairie. I spent a lot of time working on the farm, being active outdoors, and playing competitive sports. My main sports were hockey, football, rugby and golf. My main focus however, was on hockey where I was a goaltender playing up to Junior level. This was where I found my passion for psychology and improving mental skills which brought me to where I am today; working with all types of clients from athletes to business professionals and all in between.

I have graduated from MacEwan University with my BA in Psychology, and I am currently in pursuit of completing my masters degree in counselling psychology where my goal is to become a registered psychologist and continue to work in the sports training field while expanding out to other areas of counselling practice.

I enjoy meeting new people and being able to help them achieve their goals whatever they may be, as this is the most rewar

How Can Visuomotor Training Help You?

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In todays fast paced world, we are always looking for ways that we can improve our performance and be more efficient and focused on the task at hand. Whether it be in the boardroom, at the gym, on the ice/field, or in the classroom, visuomotor training can help you to perform at your best and help you to achieve your goals! Here at Human Integrated Performance, our visuomotor training program begins with our Dynavision D2 training board. This piece of equipment is back by science and is proven to give lasting results. The D2 board has been shown to improve many different functions such as reaction time, peripheral awareness, choice decision making, focus and concentration, as well as help with memory tasks and help to create more optimal cognitive processing and functioning.

The Dynavision D2 board along with our other added exercises and expertise create a program that is equipped to help our clients no matter what their goals may be

visuomotor program has been proven to show success with helping athletes perform better, students achieve more, and help to sharpen general life skills. One other area that the dynavision has shown to very beneficial in dealing with traumatic brain injuries such as concussion, strokes, and Alzheimer’s.

” As a goalie, student and health professional I can personally say that dynavision has helped me improve my focus, concentration and abilities on the ice, in the classroom and at the office. Having also been through the concussion program that Human Integrated Performance has to offer and seeing the positive results with my own concussions, I am fully confident in our team, program and abilities to help you!”

– Brad, Dynavision and Cognitive Rehab Trainer @ Human Integrated Performance.

Mental Skills and Sport Psychology

Physiotherapy Edmonton - Mental Skills and Sport Psychology - Human Integrated Performance
Physiotherapy Edmonton - Mental Skills and Sport Psychology - Human Integrated Performance

Mental skills can be the difference between success and failure for many athletes.

The American Psychological Association defines Sport and Exercise Psychology as the scientific study of the psychological factors associated with participation and performance in sport.  Sport psychology methods allow for the enhancement of performance and functioning, in both sport and life.

 

Sport Psychology can be applied to emotional control and anger management when dealing with referees and coaches. Many times athletes have difficulties accepting a poor call (or a call they disagree with) from a referee. A sport psychologist can provide skills to athletes to deal with these so-called “losses of control”.  Even business professionals can benefit from sport psychology skills to manage stress, manage employees, and prepare for presentations.

 

Sport psychology is as unique as the individual athletes who seek help from a sport psychologist.  Working with a sport psychologist typically begins with an assessment to determine what performance goals are to be accomplished. Following sessions are used to develop skills and abilities that will help the athlete accomplish their goals.

 

For athletes, sport psychology explores the mental game and how psychological aspects of sport can make an athlete a better performer.  Traditionally there are several basic mental skills that have been taught to athletes.  These skills include: Self-Awareness, Relaxation, Goal Setting, Imagery/Visualization, Self-Talk, Concentration/Focus, and Motivation. However, sport psychology is not limited to just these skills, in fact sport psychology has a large host of applications that many athletes may not be aware of.

For example, sport psychologist’s can provide athletes skills and knowledge that will help confuse or disrupt an opponent’s concentration.  Sport psychology can help coaches develop more effective tactics to use against an opponent or team through attacking not only technical and physical weaknesses, but mental weaknesses as well.  A Sport psychologist can provide coaches with new strategies to communicate with teams and athletes, sometimes diffusing difficult or tense situations.

 

More importantly, sport psychologists are also trained to deal with significant mental health issues such as #eatingdisorders, #depression and #anxiety. Athletes often experience additional life stressors and the added pressure can very often be overwhelming, resulting in the development of depression, anxiety disorders, or even eating disorders.  Sport psychologists are not only trained to deal with sports related issues but mental health issues that may even be life threatening.

 

Athletes reaching retirement are often faced with a significant change in lifestyle that can be difficult to accept. In fact, retiring from a sport can sometimes be as traumatic for an athlete as losing a loved one.  Sport psychologists can help guide athletes through the emotions that come up during retirement from sport.

 

If you are an athlete in need of a sport psychologist, Human Integrated Performance has the resources to help you maximize your #mentalgame.