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Concussion Treatment Differences: The EPIC Advantage

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The EPIC Difference for Concussion Treatment

Our Treatment Approach

At Cognitive FX we often treat individuals for concussion(s) who have been elsewhere for concussion treatment(s) without success.

Some of these patients have even been sent away from other treatments told that there is nothing that can really be done about their concussion symptoms.  Often they are told to rest and wait, or that there was nothing physically wrong with them to begin with. Some of our patients have also been told that any problems they might be experiencing are most likely psychological, or from a different cause.

Many times we are able to pinpoint and help these patients find some answers and give them an EPIC Treatment protocol that will help address their specific concerns and symptoms.

Results & Patient Outcomes

The overwhelming majority of such patients find significant improvement with our EPIC Treatment Concussion Program—both in terms of how they feel subjectively and by objective clinical outcome measured by fNCI. While we do not call into question the basic clinical competence of other treatment professionals, our concussion treatment at Cognitive FX is a system grounded in solid principles of evidence-based best practice. This system is the product of over a decade of effort to create the absolute optimal clinical environment for recovery from mild traumatic brain injury or a concussion.

The EPIC Treatment Concussion Program at Cognitive FX is a prtocol grounded in solid principles of evidence-based best practice.

Subjectively, with the 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.

You can learn more about our patient outcomes and results here.

Research & Science

They key to our success is science. Everything we do is directed by cutting edge research in the physiology of concussion trauma and concussion 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 solid scientific findings and advanced technologies into our present treatment protocols.

 

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The Cognitive FX Difference

Here you will find the key elements that distinguish our EPIC Treatment Program from other less successful approaches to mTBI rehabilitation.

1- EPIC Treatment is Guided by Objective Neuroimaging – fNCI 

By beginning with the fNCI, our team of specialists is able to easily 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 traditional MRI scans are used in this process, fNCI is the real key to success.

The main advantages that fNCI has over traditional scans alone are:

  1. fNCI can detect brain dysfunction that often occurs within brain cells when all other scans show normal results.
  2.  fNCI can detect changes in brain function that occur over days (and even hours). Giving fNCI the ability to assess immediate effects of concussion and to monitor changes with rehabilitation over time. An initial fNCI will provide a starting point that we can then use to monitor rehabilitation effectiveness via follow-up scanning at the end of treatment.

2- Our treatment approach employs aggressive activity-based rehabilitation. 

The standard of care for concussion rehabilitation over the last decade has been to rest. This approach instructs the patient to do nothing more than rest until all symptoms of concussion have resolved. It stems from an underlying philosophy that there really isn’t anything that one can do for concussion in terms of 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. The effects of rest need to be understood in context. Like other injuries, rest is required immediately after an injury. However, successful recovery, for most of the body, requires active rehabilitation therapy in order to heal properly.

Our research findings prove that an active rehabilitation approach works for the brain as well. Our team of trained specialists understand the timing for active therapy and rest for individual optimal outcomes.

 

3-EPIC Concussion Treatment is individual, comprehensive, and holistic.

Our rehabilitation 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 effective collaborative effort. As a team, we focus on creating a nurturing and supportive environment for each and every patient.

Moreover, 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 guided by the fNCI.

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. With many successful and long-lasting outcomes patients are experiencing with our concussion treatment, it is inevitable that other clinics will eventually adopt some of the treatment strategies we use.

However, the successful application of fNCI and EPIC Concussion Treatment requires a tremendous amount of training and knowledge. 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.

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