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The Cognitive FX Blog

Your source for everything you need to know about traumatic brain injury and concussions.

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Brain Safety & Care  |  Cognitive FX News  |  Education & Resources  |  Life After EPIC Treatment

What the Duke Study on fMRI Brain Scans Means for Post-Concussion Syndrome Detection

The Hariri lab at Duke University recently published a review that questions the reliability of task-based fMRI as used to examine individual patients. 

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 Brain Injury Awareness Event in Chicago Area with The Cognitive FX Foundation

The Cognitive FX Foundation is excited to present an afternoon about Brain Injury Awareness with TBI Survivor and Advocate Rekha Iyer. More Speakers include: Stephanie Kifowit, Illinois State Representative along with TBI Survivor, Amy Zellmer, Dr. Ryan Edwards and Dr. Lindsey Stull from the Dynamic Center for Vision Therapy, Chrys Chrysanthou the CEO of ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit and Jash Desai. Please joins us this Saturday, March 31, in Oak Brook, Illinois from 3-5 pm. Donations of $25 per person to attend are encouraged but not required. RSVP Here  This event will kickstart efforts to advance industry changing brain research, make treatment available to more people, and deliver to the masses the correct education to inspire impactful legislative changes.

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BIAU Gives the 2017 Professional Award to Dr. Lynn Gaufin a Cognitive FX Partner

Written by the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah 

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Employee Feature - Amber Klepacz

Amber received her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University in December of 2016. She is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. She also works at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, where she responds to and helps rehabilitate missionaries in training who hurt themselves during their recreation time. While she was a student at BYU, she participated in clinical rotations with local sites, including BYU’s football team, BYU’s softball team, and Provo High School’s athletics.

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Cognitive FX News  |  Post Concussion Treatment

How Cognitive FX Got Started

Long before Cognitive FX was created, Dr. Mark Allen, PhD, and Dr. Alina Fong, PhD began searching for a greater understanding of the brain. Their focus has been on how the brain works and how each region of the brain contributes to functionality. As they began searching for answers, they began to understand how the brain functions, and its subtle but powerful abilities. Over time after collecting a wealth of data, they established a strong foundation of what a normal brain should function like and created an objective scale where we can measure where individuals should be for optimal brain functioning. Clinical Application of fNCI Begins After years researching and applying the technology of fMRI and adapting it they started a company with key partners called Notus, which provided the technology known as Notus Functional NeuroCognitive Imaging or fNCI. Notus started applying this technology in the clinical setting as interest grew in the community. This technology is now used in military hospitals, clinics, private hospitals, and more. Clinicians see that fNCI is useful as a diagnostic tool to understand what is happening with their patients in ways they could not understand before. fNCI inspects over 60 distinct regions of the brain. For example, physicians can better understand a complex brain injury by understanding which brain regions are not working instead of using a one word summary "concussion".

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Employee Feature | Ariel Cook

Ariel is a Neurological occupational Therapist at Cognitive FX. 

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Employee Feature | Bethany Lewis

Bethany Lewis is a Neurological Occupational Therapist here at Cognitive FX.

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Jarcam Sports and Cognitive FX Collaborate to Provide Better Treatment Options for Veterans Suffering from Head Injuries

For Immediate Release – April 3, 2017, Provo, UT

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Dr. Alina Fong, Director of Cognitive FX in Utah, Joins the U.S. BIA Public Policy Committee

Dr. Alina Fong, Director of Cognitive FX in Utah, Joins the U.S. BIA Public Policy Committee Clinical Neuropsychologist will play an advisory role on national committee . For Immediate Release –Washington, D.C. Members of the United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) Public Policy Committee Public Policy are thrilled to announce that Dr. Alina Fong of Utah has stepped onto their committee. Dr. Fong is an active and engaged member of the board for the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, an affiliate of the USBIA, and is a respected national expert in concussion. The Public Policy Committee reviews and endorses legislation for the entire USBIA network and works with the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, chaired by Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey and Todd Russell Platts of Pennsylvania.

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Employee Feature | Emily Harrison

Emily is a NeuroCognitive Therapist here at Cognitive FX. 

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Cognitive FX at the 2017 Your Health Expo

Cognitive FX is excited to announce that we will be at this year’s Your Health Expo on February 25 from 9 am to 6 pm at the South Towne Expo.

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Employee Feature | Brittany Prijatel

Brittany Prijatel is an EPIC Coach here at Cognitive FX.

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Employee Feature | Jake Carluccio

Jake is a Neuromuscular Therapist here at Cognitive FX. 

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Employee Feature | Jessica Heath

Jessica Heath is a Neurological Occupational Therapist here at Cognitive FX. Jessica received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Utah. Jessica has mostly worked with individuals that are recovering from stroke or brain injuries and brings a lot of experience and insight to patients throughout their week of EPIC Treatment. We asked Jessica to share her thoughts on what makes Cognitive FX an effective clinic for patient outcomes.

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Employee Feature | April Crystal

April Crystal is one of our NeuroCognitive Therapists here at Cognitive FX.

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Employee Feature | Brady Tucker

Brady Tucker is a Research Associate here at Cognitive FX.

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Employee Feature | Benjamin Wing

Benjamin Wing is our Research Associate Director here at Cognitive FX.

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Employee Feature | Lindsey

Lindsey is our Lead Psychometrist here at Cognitive FX.

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