Jake is a Neuromuscular Therapist here at Cognitive FX.
He is a Licensed Massage Therapist LMT that studied Health Science at Salt Lake Community College. He has extensive experience working with patients in many environments including a Physical Therapy clinic, and a Sports Medicine Clinic. He now works with BYU Athletics and has worked at Cognitive FX for a couple of years and focuses on helping to reduce physical symptoms of a concussion, and increase mobility and activity.
What led you to Cognitive FX?
“I was introduced to Cognitive FX by Haden the Head Athletic Trainer here. He mentioned this clinic starting up in Provo and he asked if I was interested in working with patients in the clinic. I came in and saw how unique and different the approach was to treating concussions. After that meeting, I knew needed to be a part of Cognitive FX and that I could help patients feel better.”
What is your core focus, and how does it contribute to what we do at Cognitive FX?
“I focus a lot on reducing physical symptoms such as headaches and dizziness, and increasing energy levels. My goal is get people headache free, and to get them moving and active again during the week of treatment by getting their heart rate up. Obviously, the approach I take is tailored to the levels of each patient, but overall what we do in NMT appointments will be different for every patient. I do focus a lot on their symptoms and where they need improvement to feel better. I also do a lot of soft tissue work and massage to help manage headaches and to help with any lingering neck problems
What do you value about your work?
“It is just very rewarding as a therapist, to be a part of something where it is making a difference in people’s lives. I think at first I just hoped what we were doing worked, but now I have a lot of confidence that what we do during treatment as a team gets people better. We can see that improvement in their symptoms and with their scans. It is life changing working with people who feel like they don’t have hope but then as they go through treatment they find that they do and can actually have hope again.”