Through Research and Study
We are innovating treatment that not only relieves persistent, life-altering post concussion symptoms but CMT remediates the damage sustained from traumatic brain injury and concussion so that our patients can accelerate their recovery and re-claim their lives.
Why Are We Here?
Out of the desire to achieve better outcomes for his patients, Dr. Charles Simkovich founded Simkovich Concussion Institute in 1986. Through research and study, we are innovating accelerated treatment with a revolutionary technique that delivers significant improvement in the clinical outcomes of patients suffering long-lasting symptoms. At Simkovich Concussion Institute, we are specialized and dedicated to providing treatment outcomes and quality of care so that our patients can re-claim their wellness and “return to play” and “return to work” and recover their lives.
Innovation and Research
Simkovich Concussion Institute is honored to be in the position where the technology we have been developing for over 30 years has created an innovative specialty in medicine, Cranial Movement Therapy (CMT-Simkovich Approach). CMT-Simkovich Approach is a novel treatment therapy specifically for dysfunction caused by traumatic brain injury. CMT is a safe and innovative technique that helps patients regain normal cranial movement and function without medication or surgery. For over 30 years, our patients have experienced great success with CMT.
Please look for further announcements on the research and results of this
CMT Revolutionary treatment for resolving post-concussion symptoms.
To learn more about your concussion recovery with us, please contact us today.
Advancing Treatment for Concussions!
Each year, approximately 69 million individuals throughout the world experience a traumatic brain injury. At Simkovich Concussion Institute, we accelerate concussion rehabilitation using Cranial Movement Therapy-Simkovich Approach (“CMT”), a safe, non-invasive, and efficacious therapy that provides maximum improvement in the shortest amount of time. We rely on clinical experience and the latest in medical research to provide the highest level of care and most effective concussion treatments to our patients. Through research and study, we hope to redefine standard traumatic brain injury treatment so that those suffering from head trauma are able to rediscover pre-concussion life.
Our Treatment Philosophy
For many concussion sufferers, migraines, mental health problems, vision challenges, sleep disturbances, and difficulty remembering things become their new way of life. A good deal gives up any hope of returning to their pre-concussion life.
At Simkovich Concussion Institute, we believe that the physical damage resulting from a concussion must be addressed properly before a person is able to return to their pre-concussion life. Just like the physical damage sustained by a fracture needs to be treated properly to ensure full recovery, we address this damage by treating TBIs and concussions at their source using a revolutionary therapy, CMT-Simkovich Approach. (“CMT”)
CMT is a method of evaluation, assessment, and treatment for concussions and other traumatic injuries to the brain and head that address traumas at the injured site. This is critical, as most other injuries to various parts of the body require an intervention to the injured site to facilitate healing/rehabilitation to resolve the damage from the injury/assault. As in the basic principles of Orthopaedic Medicine (Dr. Cyriax), every pain has a source, treatment must reach the source, and in order to relieve the pain/symptoms, the treatment employed must benefit the source of the problem (Cyriax, J.H., Cyriax’s Illustrated Manual of Orthopaedic Medicine, Butterworth & Heinemann, 1993).
CMT is a treatment technique that delivers an intervention directly to the injured site.
About Dr. Simkovich
Dr. Simkovich was born and raised in Belle Vernon, PA. Coming from a family with multiple medical fields, Dr. Simkovich also had a keen interest in medicine and health care. Following High School and College, he was accepted to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, graduating in 1984. He went into practice in January of 1985 in his hometown. After a year, he moved to his present location in Wexford, PA, where he started his own practice in 1986.
The Shift to CMT
Six months into his own practice, Dr. Simkovich became involved in research of cranial bone movement and its effect on brain function. This landmark research was the beginning of what is now Cranial Movement Therapy (CMT). Much of this early time was spent in Brooklyn, New York, with Dr. Ferreri, a pioneer in the field.
Dr. Simkovich’s practice in 1986 became totally specialized with CMT, which has a high rate of success in resolving various brain diagnoses, including traumatic brain injury and concussions.
He has been featured in various publications such as:
Radio & TV Features
He has been interviewed extensively over the years on radio and TV shows for his groundbreaking work. It Included:
Sports Talk Show Features
Dr. Simkovich has also been featured on numerous sports talk shows, including:
He has been a contributing writer for various publications, including:
The doctor has also served as the company physician for Gargaro Productions, and the Pittsburgh Musical Theater, the Olympic Wrestling Trials, visiting doctor at the Rick Smith School of Golf in Naples, Florida, and was on staff as the Concussion/Cranial Specialist for the Duquesne University men’s basketball team.
As A Speaker
He has been a speaker at numerous conventions and lectures. He spoke at:
After years of clinical success, we are excited to be in the initial stages of clinical trials that will produce evidence for the effectiveness of CMT.
Dr. Charlie treated me for the head injuries I had as a player. Before he treated me, I would read something and have no idea what I had just read. Because of his treatment, when I read I don’t get tired and understand everything I read.