Over time, they used the fNCI on many individuals suffering from concussions. They found that by looking at the different regions of the brain with the fNCI, it consistently and reliably showed differences in a concussed brain compared to healthy brains. Since standard scans are of limited use in most concussions, the fNCI represented a great leap forward.
With knowledge came responsibility, and Dr. Allen, and Dr. Fong, felt that they needed to use the information they gathered with the fNCI to help those who were suffering from lasting concussion symptoms. They began to explore treatment options with a group of multidisciplinary therapists and doctors. Initially, they were hoping they could find a treatment protocol that would be effective within 3-6 months, and perhaps resolve persistent issues that have previously been known to never resolve. However, after many trial patients, they realized they could change the function of the brain in concussion in just a few weeks.
At first, they didn’t believe that they could see real improvement in a week. However, through more testing and research, they saw that the results of their week-long treatment, called EPIC Treatment, were extremely effective.