The Visger Group http://thevisgergroup.org Short Choppy Steps Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:14:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 9th Annual Brain Injury Symposium http://thevisgergroup.org/9th-annual-brain-injuiry-symposium/ http://thevisgergroup.org/9th-annual-brain-injuiry-symposium/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:46:43 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3247 Following a successful college football career, George Visger was drafted into the NFL, playing a role on the San Francisco 49ers’ first Super Bowl winning squad in 1981. Sustaining numerous… read more →

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Following a successful college football career, George Visger was drafted into the NFL, playing a role on the San Francisco 49ers’ first Super Bowl winning squad in 1981. Sustaining numerous untreated concussions, George eventually required emergency surgery to install a shunt in his brain. After surviving multiple brain surgeries, he continues to suffer from short term memory impairment. Despite these challenges, George returned to school after his football career, earning his Bachelor’s degree and beginning a successful career as a wildlife biologist. George has become a strong voice for concussion education and awareness, bringing a much-needed spotlight to a growing crisis. His work as a brain injury prevention advocate has included consulting with the NFL to develop rules changes, presenting at Congressional hearings, and numerous speaking engagements at various medical, athletic, and government events to raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries.

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Head Injuries Ending NFL Careers http://thevisgergroup.org/head-injuries-ending-nfl-careers/ http://thevisgergroup.org/head-injuries-ending-nfl-careers/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:22:52 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3156 Head Injuries Ending NFL Careers | The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal on NewsRadio KFBK.

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Nexalin treatments results http://thevisgergroup.org/nexalin-treatments-results/ http://thevisgergroup.org/nexalin-treatments-results/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:42:49 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3241 Image 1 shows a 3D map of George Visger’s brain from above, looking at his beta frequency band. The image on the left is from his first recording (before any Nexalin treatments), and… read more →

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Image 1 shows a 3D map of George Visger’s brain from above, looking at his beta frequency band. The image on the left is from his first recording (before any Nexalin treatments), and the image on the right is from your last recording (after all Nexalin treatments). Blue indicates low amounts of beta activity, whereas green indicates normal amounts of beta.

Image 2 shows flat maps of his brain in all frequencies. The top three rows are from his first recording, and the bottom three rows are from his last recording. Again, blue indicates low levels of activity, red/yellow indicate high levels of activity, and green indicates normal levels of activity. There’s also some apparent improvement on the connectivity measures (the non-colored maps), fewer lines suggesting fewer abnormalities.

Image 3 shows any abnormally high and low levels of activity within a frequency band of about 2 to 14. The image on the left is from his first recording, and the image on the right is from his last recording. You can see that the abnormally high activity (indicated in red) has been alleviated.

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Nexalin treatments results http://thevisgergroup.org/nexalin-treatments-results-2/ http://thevisgergroup.org/nexalin-treatments-results-2/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:25:26 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3148 Image 1 shows a 3D map of George Visger’s brain from above, looking at his beta frequency band. The image on the left is from his first recording (before any Nexalin treatments), and… read more →

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Image 1 shows a 3D map of George Visger’s brain from above, looking at his beta frequency band. The image on the left is from his first recording (before any Nexalin treatments), and the image on the right is from your last recording (after all Nexalin treatments). Blue indicates low amounts of beta activity, whereas green indicates normal amounts of beta.

Image 2 shows flat maps of his brain in all frequencies. The top three rows are from his first recording, and the bottom three rows are from his last recording. Again, blue indicates low levels of activity, red/yellow indicate high levels of activity, and green indicates normal levels of activity. There’s also some apparent improvement on the connectivity measures (the non-colored maps), fewer lines suggesting fewer abnormalities.

Image 3 shows any abnormally high and low levels of activity within a frequency band of about 2 to 14. The image on the left is from his first recording, and the image on the right is from his last recording. You can see that the abnormally high activity (indicated in red) has been alleviated.

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LIFE NOW. – KEVIN TURNER http://thevisgergroup.org/life-now-kevin-turner/ http://thevisgergroup.org/life-now-kevin-turner/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:36:04 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3105 LIFE NOW – Kevin Turner  

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LIFE NOW – Kevin Turner
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We lost our son to football and brain disease. http://thevisgergroup.org/lost-son-football-brain-disease/ http://thevisgergroup.org/lost-son-football-brain-disease/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:50:49 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3093 We lost our son to football and brain disease. This is our story. Joseph Chernach committed suicide in 2012, at the age of 25. A year later, brain tests revealed… read more →

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jeff_and_boys.0We lost our son to football and brain disease. This is our story.

Joseph Chernach committed suicide in 2012, at the age of 25. A year later, brain tests revealed that had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

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Think Tank 2015 Annual Brain Symposium http://thevisgergroup.org/think-tank-2015-annual-brain-symposium/ http://thevisgergroup.org/think-tank-2015-annual-brain-symposium/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 01:28:14 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3086 Think Tank 2015 Annual Brain Symposium   

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George Visger’s Holiday Gift From Travelers Insurance: They Stopped Paying His Medical Bills http://thevisgergroup.org/george-visgers-holiday-gift-travelers-insurance-stopped-paying-medical-bills/ http://thevisgergroup.org/george-visgers-holiday-gift-travelers-insurance-stopped-paying-medical-bills/#comments Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:53:06 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3078 George Visger’s Holiday Gift From Travelers Insurance: They Stopped Paying His Medical Bills  

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Still seeking former players http://thevisgergroup.org/still-seeking-former-players/ http://thevisgergroup.org/still-seeking-former-players/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:42:29 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3067 The Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center is still seeking former players to participate in a landmark research study of CTE under the direction of Dr. Robert Stern. The… read more →

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Boston UniversityThe Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center is still seeking former players to participate in a landmark research study of CTE under the direction of Dr. Robert Stern. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health with the goal of developing ways of detecting and diagnosing CTE during life(instead of the current method of post-mortem examination of the brain).

The study takes place in Boston and involves three days of examinations, including PET, MRI and MRS scans, lumbar puncture, clinical evaluations (including neurological, neuropsychological, and psychiatric), and other tests. All travel expenses are covered by the study and all testing is free of charge.

The researchers are looking for former players between the ages of 40-69 who played a minimum of two years in the NFL and who played offensive or defensive line, linebacker, defensive back, or running back.

To find out more about the BU CTE Center, go to their website: www.bu.edu/cte.

To find out more about participating in the study, contact Nate Fritts at: nfritts@bu.edu or 617-414-8391.

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Former 49er: Get Rid of Helmets to Stop Concussions http://thevisgergroup.org/former-49er-get-rid-helmets-stop-concussions/ http://thevisgergroup.org/former-49er-get-rid-helmets-stop-concussions/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:04:00 +0000 http://thevisgergroup.org/?p=3032 “Back in the ’60′s when they had stupid little bars and real cheap helmets it was all shoulder blocking and shoulder tackling,” Visger said.

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