Some of these patients have even been sent away from other treatments told that there is nothing they can do about their concussion symptoms. Often they are told to rest and wait, or that there was nothing physically wrong with them. Some of our patients have had specialists say that any problems they might be experiencing are most likely psychological, or from a different cause.
Many times we can pinpoint and help these patients find some answers and give them an EPIC Treatment protocol that will address their specific concerns and symptoms. Some patients come to us with a misdiagnosis of dementia when in reality they were suffering from lasting symptoms of a concussion.
The overwhelming majority of our patients find significant improvement with our EPIC Treatment Concussion Program—including how they feel subjectively and by measurable clinical outcomes using fNCI. While we do not call into question the basic clinical competence of other treatment professionals, our concussion treatment at Cognitive FX is a protocol grounded in solid principles of evidence-based best practice. This treatment approach is the product of over a decade of research to create the optimal clinical environment for recovery from mild traumatic brain injury or a concussion.
The EPIC Treatment Concussion Program at Cognitive FX is a protocol grounded in solid principles of evidence-based best practice. Meaning that our research is at the core of everything we do to help us make the best decisions for our patients and their care. Our program is continuing to improve based on research findings in the field of neuroscience, and based on our own reserach at our clinic.
As far as patient outcomes go, we use two different measurements, subjective, and objective. Subjectively, with the daily self-report post-concussion symptoms scale, 84% of our patients report improvement by 40% or more. Objectively, with the follow up fNCI scan after EPIC Treatment, 93.57% of our patients show improvement by 40% or more.
The key to our success is science. Everything we do begins with cutting edge research in the physiology of concussion trauma and treatment. It is often surprising how long it can take the latest scientific understanding technological advances in medicine to filter into current practices. It can also be time-consuming and expensive to do so.
At Cognitive FX, we place a strong focus on concussion treatment as our specialty, and we can better afford the time and energy to fast-track substantial scientific findings and advanced technologies into our present treatment protocols. Everything we do here uses the principle of increasing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and its ability to recover.
Here you will find the main elements that make our EPIC Treatment Program stand out from other less successful approaches to mTBI rehabilitation.
1- EPIC Treatment Begins with Objective functional NeuroCognitve Imaging – fNCI
By starting with the fNCI, our team of specialists can quickly confirm and diagnose a concussion and mTBI. fNCI, also helps us determine if EPIC Treatment is the correct treatment protocol for you to address your symptoms. While we do use some traditional MRI scans in this process, to check on the structure and cervical problems, fNCI is what helps guide specific concussion treatment protocols throughout EPIC Treatment.
The main advantages that fNCI has over regular scans alone are:
2- Our treatment approach employs aggressive activity-based rehabilitation.
The standard of care for concussion recovery over the last decade has been to rest. This method instructs the patient to do nothing more than rest until all symptoms of concussion have resolved. It stems from an underlying philosophy that there isn’t anything that one can do for concussion concerning active therapy and that to engage in any strenuous exercise, either cognitive or physical may delay recovery.
The scientific evidence, however, does not support either of these assumptions. How long you should rest after an injury is all about context. Like other injuries, rest is required immediately after an injury, but itI comes to a point when it is time to be active again and continuing to rest won’t rehabilitate the body. However, successful recovery, for most of the body, calls for active rehabilitation and therapy to heal properly.
Our research findings prove that using an active rehabilitation approach is necessary for the brain as well. Our team of trained specialists understand the timing for active therapy and rest for individual optimal outcomes. Activity will mean different things for each patient, and we work with patients at their level, helping them to improve their activity throughout the week.
3-EPIC Concussion Treatment is individual, comprehensive, and holistic.
Our team will work with each patient to address all cognitive, physical, emotional and sleep issues that come with post-concussion injury. Our multi-disciplinary team approach happens in one facility, making it a more efficient collaborative effort. As a team, we focus on creating a nurturing and supportive environment for each and every patient.
The schedule of therapies that a patient receives is a product of many years of outcome-based research that prescribes alternating sessions of work, rest, and assessment for optimal recovery. Every patient’s schedule will be unique and individual to their needs and symptoms. While each patient may be working with the same specialists what they are doing in their individual sessions will be unique.
4- Evidence-Based Best Practice
Our EPIC Treatment Program has shown that individuals have improvement with their symptoms and brain functioning within the week of treatment. EPIC Treatment results can and have been measured objectively with fNCI and are also measure subjectively with daily self-reporting. Our patients report successful and long-lasting outcomes, making our approach here very different than other clinics and treatments available.
Our team has gone through extensive training and is committed to providing rigorous, honest scientific on-going analysis of treatment effectiveness. With hundreds of patients, and years of research, we know we are beginning to uncover and understand cutting-edge information about the brain. Cognitive FX is committed to continuing our research and knowledge so we can continue to discover and comprehend the brain.
Cognitive FX is simply the very best place in the world to go for concussion treatment. We say this boldly and without reservation. Military and professional athletic organizations recognize this and support us. Now as this treatment is readily available to everyone, we are continually committed to expanding our knowledge and abilities to help individuals understand and have hope for their future after being injured.