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79% of our patients report experiencing more healing with EPIC Treatment than all other treatments they received for PCS.

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How to Measure Success

  • Take a "Before" Picture​
  • Evaluate Functional Improvement​
  • Self-Reported Symptom Improvement​
Take a "Before" Picture​

Take a "Before" Picture​

Before treatment, each patient receives an fNCI brain scan to discover which parts of their brain are not working correctly. These are like "before" pictures of your brain that we use to calculate a general Severity Index Score (SIS). The 0 (bottom of green area) marks the average for a person with no brain injury. The further away the score is from 0, the harder the brain has to work to accomplish "normal" tasks and the more severe symptoms we help them overcome. At the end of treatment, we do a follow-up fNCI to show and measure improvement for each patient.

Evaluate Functional Improvement​

Evaluate Functional Improvement​

After receiving intensive treatment based on the patient's unique brain scan results, they receive another fNCI brain scan to track their improvement. Because treatment targets underperforming areas of their brain, the "after" picture will show significant improvement in how their brain functions. On average, patients will improve by 75% from their initial Severity Index Score.

Self-Reported Symptom Improvement​

Self-Reported Symptom Improvement​

Concussion symptom progress is tracked and reported each day using the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS). This scale tracks emotional, thinking, physical, and sleep related symptoms. After treatment, patients receive a graph showing their symptom improvement. On average, patients report a 60% decrease in their symptoms.

Proven Patient Success & Results

Cognitive FX has treated over 1800 patients over the last 5 years. Our patients consistently improve because we treat the root cause of their injury - brain dysfunction - which helps them overcome their symptoms.​

How much better do I get in one week?

SIS Pie chart displaying the average improvement a patient has from EPIC Treatment

On average, our patients improve their brain function 75% in a single week of treatment. Over 77% of our patients improve 60-100% and 43% of our patients improve 80-100% on their Severity Index Score (SIS) as measured by their brain scan. 

A PCSS chart displaying the average improvement a patient has from EPIC Treatment

Patient self-reported symptoms improves by an average of 60%. This is a measured with the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS). Over 60% of our patients improve 60-100%, and 33% of our patients improve 80-100% from their symptoms.

SIS radar graph shows  most patients have SIS scores in the yellow or red before they begin treatment.

This graph shows the Severity Index Score (SIS) of 600 patients before and after EPIC treatment. Higher numbers mean a more severe injury. 0-0.8 is within normal limits (green), 0.8-1.5 is borderline range of impairment (yellow), and anything above 1.5 is in the moderate to severe impairment range.

As you can see, most patients have SIS scores in the yellow or red before they begin treatment. After EPIC Treatment the majority improve significantly and most patients enter normal limits.

PCSS radar graph shows the overall severity of symptoms for every patient we have treated and their improvement after one week

The PCSS radar graph shows the overall severity of symptoms for every patient we have treated and their improvement after one week. The overall score is on a scale from 0-100, with a higher score meaning more symptoms. 

After one week of treatment, patients see a drastic improvement in the symptoms they are experiencing.

SIS Long Term chart displaying the long-term improvement a patient has from EPIC Treatment

Is my improvement going to be long-term?

Short answer: YES! 

Overall, once a patient's brain improves it stays that way. On average 80% of our patients do not need to come back for more treatment.  Typically, those coming back were re-injured or they did not improve quite as much as they wanted to.

It is important to also recognize that while some patients may not have completely recovered during treatment, as they continue doing their prescribed exercises, they will continue to get closer to healthy range. Patients often see ongoing improvement and continue to progress months after treatment is complete.

We provide support for those in need of additional care. 

This graph shows pre- and post-treatment and follow up fNCI of 30 random patients. Follow-up scans were completed up to 3 years after completing treatment at Cognitive FX.

SIS Short Term graph shows the difference in improvements made from those who had EPIC treatment and those who did not

What happens if I don't get treatment?

As shown on the graph, those who treat with Cognitive FX experience drastic improvements in brain function. Those who did not come in for treatment did not see improvements in their brain function.

Without treatment, you can learn how to compensate for your injury. In fact, this is what many physicians outside Cognitive FX focus on. Your brain is great at adapting and adjusting to handle the aftermath of an injury. However, compensation is not recovery and patients may see a short-term reduction of symptoms by compensating, but over time they notice that their quality of life has either not improved or gotten even worse.

Long-term, it is very important to get treatment that addresses the underlying cause of the symptoms, which is brain dysfunction.

"Cognitive FX has saved my life basically, because I don't think I would be able to live the way I was before for the rest of my life."

Ellie

EPIC Patient

"I'm really pleased with the experience with CFX, it was well worth the money and effort to come to Utah, I'm looking forward to excelling in MMA or at least Jujitsu."

David Mitchell

EPIC Patient

"I got my results back on my test today from my scan and everything has gone up so dramatically, I feel light and airy like there's just so much hope and I can't wait to go home and work hard and even get better. "

Janet Blankenship

EPIC Patient

Frequently Asked Questions About Treatment Results

Here you will find answers to the most common questions we are asked about treatment results. All answers about results are based on our findings published in peer-reviewed research.​

Do symptoms really improve in one week?

In one week, the average improvement for all symptom categories is over 50%. The emotional category improves the most at nearly 70%. This information is based off of our averages for patients self-reporting PCSS.

Can you treat children and elderly patients?

People of all ages have the same ability to recover. We see little variation between age groups, although the older population has a slightly lower improvement rate. All ages improve at least 70% on average with EPIC Treatment.

Do people still improve if they have multiple concussions?

Patients experience significant improvement in symptoms regardless of the number of concussions they had. The number of concussions does not predict improvement. Although symptoms are often worse with multiple concussions, it does not affect the ability to recover.

Do people still improve even if their concussion or brain injury was a long time ago?

Regardless of how long it has been since the injury, we see comparable improvement in both SIS and PCSS measures. However, patients with a long-term injury have more symptom improvement than more recent injuries. We have treated patients as soon as three weeks after injury, but we have also treated patients who were injured for more than 65 years. It is never too late to get treatment!

Does depression, anxiety, or mental health symptoms affect treatment outcomes?

Patients who suffer from anxiety, and depression, or other mental health symptoms show no difference in SIS and PCSS improvement compared to those without any mental health conditions. In fact, with EPIC Treatment, the emotional symptoms people experience from an injury improve 69% in one week.

Does the mode of injury affect treatment outcomes?

It does not matter whether the injury is caused by sports, a car accident, a fall, or anything else. The rate of improvement is the same for all injury types. Other types of injuries include domestic violence, stroke, loss of oxygen, and other trauma to the brain.

Does gender affect improvement?

Recent studies have noted that women, on average, are more prone to receive a concussion and that they take longer to recover. Research on this topic is new, and no one has a current explanation for those findings. However, in our research, we do not measure any significant difference between male and female recovery; they both improve a similar amount in their SIS and PCSS scores. Our focus is to treat each patient individually, regardless of gender.

What if I am the one person you can't help?

98% of our patients see some improvement during the week of treatment when looking at both SIS and PCSS scores. In fact, we have only ever treated one person who did not improve on their brain scan or fNCI, but their injury was not related to a concussion, it was another neurological disorder. If you are unsure if we can help you we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation.