In last week's post, What is the Neurofeedback on Netflix’s Quarterback Series?, we wrote about the benefits of neurofeedback for athletes, as Kirk Cousins demonstrates in the series. The type of neurofeedback Kirk uses is called Neuropeak Pro. At Breaking Through we use NeurOptimal®.  There are several types of neurofeedback, so how do you know which neurofeedback is best for you? In this post we'll go over the differences of Neuropeak neurofeedback and how it compares to NeurOptimal® neurofeedback.

Neuropeak Pro Neurofeedback: Feedback After the Session

Neuropeak Pro is a type of training that combines real-time breathing and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback training with clear instruction through an app-based content library to help users gain power over stress to help unlock their performance potential. Neuropeak Pro does not provide real-time feedback to the user. Instead, it records the user's brainwaves and provides feedback after the session is over.

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback: Real-Time Feedback

NeurOptimal® is dynamical neurofeedback that provides the brain with the information it needs to correct itself and function at its most optimal. NeurOptimal® simply enables your own brain’s natural process of self-correction. NeurOptimal® requires no effort on the user’s part. Dynamical neurofeedback provides real-time feedback to the user.

Neuropeak vs. NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback

The chart below summarizes the main differences between the two:

Neuropeak Neurofeedback

Why Choose NeurOptimal®?

  1. NeurOptimal® is a Dynamical Neurofeedback™ system, which means that it does not require the user to focus on a specific task or target. This makes NeurOptimal® ideal for athletes, who may need to be able to focus on their performance without having to worry about how to receive the benefits of neurofeedback.
  2. NeurOptimal® has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, learning disabilities, chronic pain, and insomnia. This makes NeurOptimal® a good option for athletes who may be struggling with other issues in addition to their performance.
  3. NeurOptimal® is backed by a growing body of research. For example, a recent study found that NeurOptimal® was effective in improving the cognitive function of athletes with concussions.

If you are an athlete looking to improve your performance, NeurOptimal® is a great option to consider. It is a safe, effective, and research-backed system that can help you reach your full potential. If you are interested to learn more about neurofeedback, contact us by phone at 440-973-4223 or fill out out contact form.


Ideal for athletes, our neurofeedback device can be used on the bus, plane, train, hotel room, and everywhere your sports career takes you.


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