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Post-concussion syndrome or symptoms (PCS), is much more common than many may know. PCS is when concussion symptoms continue for months or years after an initial concussion or brain injury. Many times patients go a long time without much hope or support when living with PCS.
Symptoms may evolve over time and appear to be caused by something other than the concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Many times doctors look in other places as the source of the symptoms, other than the brain.
Symptoms can be broken up into four different categories, Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, and Sleep. PCS impacts many, if not all, areas of life, including quality of life. Emotional symptoms can include depression and anxiety, and can easily be confused with other mental health conditions. Physical symptoms can include headaches, vision, light or noise sensitivity. Cognitive symptoms can include memory problems, finding the right word, and difficulty focusing. Sleep can be impacted in a variety of ways including, getting too much sleep or not getting enough sleep.
Overall, in the past being diagnosed with PCS was essentially a dead end diagnosis. At Cognitive FX, we found that treating and recovering from PCS is possible with the right understanding and knowledge of the brain and its ability to heal.
Enhanced Performance in Cognition (EPIC) Treatment is a week-long program designed to effectively treat post-concussion syndrome or symptoms. During this week, not only will we treat your injury and symptoms but you will begin to establish a new routine that will empower you to have a higher quality of life.
EPIC Treatment includes two fNCI scans, a neck and brain MRI, and a week of intensive therapy specific to each patient’s brain injury and symptoms. This makes our methodology effective and unique.
Typically, each patient has a scheduled daily routine with appointments taking place between 8 am to 6 pm. Each patient will receive an average of 26 hours of therapy throughout the week. Patients meet with a multidisciplinary team of therapists and trainers each day. The experience at Cognitive FX is exclusive because each therapist and trainer is a distinguished professional in their individual field.
Every patient receives treatment unique to their injury and symptoms, empowering them to truly improve and to restore their quality of life over time. It is important to recognize that while the tasks and exercises may be challenging, we are here to help and support you throughout this entire process.
Each individual will have different outcomes as every injury is unique. With that being said, those who come to treatment with a positive attitude, are willing to do all exercises, and trust our therapists, have a better overall experience while they are here.
During your treatment you will be in back-to-back appointments, leaving no time to participate in other activities while at the clinic. Due to the intensive nature of EPIC Treatment, it is highly recommended that you do not participate in either work or school for your week of treatment.
Every individual circumstance and the medications each patient takes are different. During your consultation, we will address your needs individually and give you our specific recommendation. Do not get off your medications without working with your prescribing doctor.
Every individual patient is different when it comes to their experience during EPIC Treatment. However, it is common for patients to experience ups and downs with various symptoms throughout the week. Our therapists and trainers are very good at helping you through any increase in symptoms. Typically, our patients leave feeling better than when they started. Occasionally, it can take a few weeks for patients to feel the differences their brain has made during treatment. When we follow-up a few weeks after treatment, once patients are established in their daily lives, they report feeling much better.
We do not recommend driving yourself to and from treatment. EPIC Treatment can be exhausting and can impact your ability to drive safely. If you are staying at the hotel we work with, they provide a shuttle service.
It is helpful to have someone with you when we review your fNCI results in your report of findings. This typically happens on your first and last day. The rest of the treatment is very focused on the patient and we do not allow others to be in the room with their loved one. It can be helpful for you to have support throughout the week in which case we have a waiting room for anyone who comes with you.
Cognitive FX works closely with a local hotel to give you special rates, along with shuttle services to and from treatment. They will also go grocery shopping for you, take you other places close by, and the hotel rooms have a kitchenette so you can cook. In your consultation, we will give you more information on how to book with them.
If coming from outside of Utah, we suggest you arrive one to two days before treatment. If you are coming from another country we encourage you to come two to three days before in order to adjust to the time zone difference. We will send your schedule to you a week or two before treatment. Please be sure to check your email including your spam folder for this schedule.
On your first day of treatment, please arrive fifteen minutes early.
Typically, if your concussion symptoms have lasted for more than 30 days we encourage you to schedule a consultation. During this consultation, we will give you specific dates we have availabilities for treatment. Based on our research, we can successfully treat injuries that are anywhere from 1 month to 60 years old.
Depending on your specific needs and the choices you make during your consult prices can range from $8900 - $13315.
You do not need a referral to get Treatment. We do however need you to complete our new patient paperwork and to schedule a complimentary consultation here. On the paperwork, we include a spot for you to put your doctor's information if you would like to share that information with us. If your doctor is requesting a report or update they can send a referral to us online or via fax at 888-511-1397.
If you are interested in EPIC Treatment please complete this form to receive our new patient paperwork. Be sure to check your email and spam folders. Once we receive your completed paperwork, we will call you to schedule your complimentary consultation within 3 business days.