What is Acuity Brain Center?

rethinking mental toughnessAcuity Brain Center is a medical facility that is focused on the evaluation and treatment of patients who desire improvement in the function of their brain. Our brain is responsible for our ability to learn and remember, our mood, our social interactions, our athletic abilities, maintaining our daily rhythms, the grace with which we age and so much more. At Acuity Brain Center, our goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families. We accomplish this by taking our patients through an extensive evaluation, a BrainPhysical, that will uncover the source of their problem. Each brain is different and we use a variety of testing modalities designed to produce a customized treatment program that will enable them to reach their goal.

Who can benefit from treatment at Acuity Brain Center?
Most people. Our brain is actively involved in planning and performing all of our daily functions and many of us feel we are lacking the memory, speed or focus that is required to meet our goals. The staff at Acuity Brain Center is comfortable in dealing with a wide range of conditions. On one end of the spectrum we have patients with serious brain issues resulting from a traumatic brain injury, stroke, surgical trauma or infection. Patients with emotional issues like depression and anxiety or cognitive issues, like insomnia or memory loss, are at a different place on the spectrum.

Does Acuity Brain Center only benefit patients of a certain age range?
Benefit can be achieved across all ages. The work required is challenging for anyone under five years of age, therefore we generally do not recommend treatment until that age. Approximately half of the patients we treat at Acuity Brain Center are children or teenagers. In these patients we most commonly address ADHD, autism, Asperger’s, learning disabilities, conduct problems, addictions and other behavior problems. In our adult population, complaints often addressed are depression, anxiety, age-related cognitive change, sleep dysregulation, addiction, anger and rage, and chronic pain. So, no matter the age, our staff is available to assist you.

Will Acuity Brain Center help me if I simply want to improve on a skill I already have?
Yes. This work, called peak performance work, is very rewarding for patients. At Acuity Brain Center, we have had the opportunity to work with many athletes, including professional football players, who desire improved athletic performance. Peak performance training can also be applied to cognitive processing and is often utilized by our adults who simply want to have the competitive edge in business and life or our students who want to boost their academic performance.