CMT Concussion Treatment

Our Concussion Treatment via Cranial Movement Therapy (CMT)

Concussions have become epidemic in society and concussion rates continue to rise from year to year. Although rest is important, it doesn’t always relieve a patient from life-long symptoms such as migraines, cognitive disorders, emotional disturbances, memory loss, or even seizures.

What is Cranial Movement Therapy (CMT)?

CMT (Cranial Movement Therapy) is a novel and innovative therapy that repairs the damage from neuro-traumatic injury at the source of the injury with a safe, non-invasive and efficacious technique that restores and optimizes cranial bone function and CSF flow utilizing an intensive therapy which yields results in under a week in most cases.

When a concussion occurs, the cranial bone movement is altered, diminishing brain function and causing lasting symptoms.

CMT restores the normal “intrinsic” movement of the cranial bones, which is altered after a concussion, or several smaller blows to the head.  When a person experiences physical trauma to the head, this normal movement is altered, which has a direct affect on brain function.  Abnormal cranial bone movement causes symptoms such as headaches, reading issues, memory problems, anxieties, depressions, sleep disturbances, balance issues, coordination issues.

Why is CMT Treatment Necessary after Suffering a Concussion or Head Injury?

After a concussion, brain function will continue to deteriorate over time and the symptoms that an individual is experiencing may never fully resolve. More currently, research has revealed that the damage from concussion is far greater than traditionally thought.  Some of the acute symptoms may resolve initially; however, the more detrimental issues can remain over a longer period of time.

Why? When a person suffers a head injury, the cranial bone movement is lessened, which slows the normal flow of the CSF.  One of the functions of cranial bone movement is the “pumping” of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) has many roles. One of those specific roles is the removal of the metabolic waste products which are produced in the central nervous system (CNS). This “slowing” of normal CSF flow allows the metabolic waste products to remain in the central nervous system longer than normal. Over time, this will destroy brain tissue.

When a person receives CMT, the CSF flow returns to normal, allowing the brain to heal and return to it’s pre-concussion condition.

What Differentiates CMT?

CMT: Treats The Source

CMT was built on the theories of expounded by Dr. Cyriax, widely thought of a the father of Orthopaedic Medicine.  He stated that every problem has a source, and in order to help the problem, treatment must reach the source.  Keeping that in mind, CMT directly assesses and treats the injured areas of concussion, the cranial bones, the brain, and associated structures.

With this novel and highly developed treatment, CMT is resolving post concussion symptoms and providing treatment outcomes for patients that other concussion interventions are unable to directly address.  CMT restores the functional integrity of the cranial bones which promotes increased blow flow to the brain, stabilizes cerebrospinal fluid flow, increases functionality of eye muscles, and stabilizes abnormal pressures on the brain.  These rehabilitative procedures create the optimal environment which promotes the healing of the brain tissue.

CMT: Intensive Rehabilitative Therapy

In addition to employing CMT which is a safe, non-invasive and efficacious technique to rehabilitate concussion patients, Simkovich Concussion Institute utilizes an “Intensive Treatment Protocol” which accelerates the recovery process for the patient.

The Intensive Treatment Protocol stimulates healing to begin the first treatment week.  Results are often seen the first day, and healing continues for several weeks after the treatments are concluded.

To learn more about CMT and your concussion recovery, please contact us today.

“I never had a known concussion, but Dr. Simkovich explained how much cumulative smaller blows to the head affect brain function. After treatment, my comprehension and concentration skills greatly improved. The dull headaches that I often had stopped and my memory was noticeably sharper. I typically had a hard time remembering people’s names, but that improved dramatically after Dr. Simkovich treated me.”

— Todd Kalis, Former NFL Player, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers

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