Our Institute
Through Research and Study

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.

Simkovich Concussion Institute

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.

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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 Explained

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.

Written Features

He has been featured in various publications such as:

  • Pittsburgh Magazine
  • The “Pittsburgh Press
  • The “Beaver Valley Times
  • The “Youngstown Vindicator
  • Private Clubs Magazine
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Various Boxing Magazines

Radio & TV Features

He has been interviewed extensively over the years on radio and TV shows for his groundbreaking work. It Included:

  • Pittsburgh Today The Channel 4 noon news by Jim Scott,
  • KDKA with Fred Honsburger & KDKA with Robb Pratte
  • KQV radio by Joe Destio
  • Channel 11 TV show “Talkin’ Pittsburgh” interview by Don Riggs
  • WTKN radio interview
  • Pittsburgh’s Country Music Station interview
  • Own call-in radio talk show for a year on WMBA
  • On Air with Asa Aaron
  • Channel 11 for a TV interview about concussion, learning disabilities, and autism.

Sports Talk Show Features

Dr. Simkovich has also been featured on numerous sports talk shows, including:

  • The Rudy Reyes Show with Dr. Simkovich talking about #Concussion #CTE #Truths (Live Interview),
  • Dr. Charles Simkovich on News Radio KDKA with Aaron Hernandez, (Live Interview)
  • Dr. Charles Simkovich on Sports790.iHeart.com with Jayson Braddock Discussing Tom Savage’s Concussion (Live Interview)
  • NewsRadio 1020 KDKA with Rob Pratte Talking About Concussions & Brain Injuries with Dr. Simkovich
  • Dynasty Pulse by DFW on blogtalkradio.com with Dr. Charles Simkovich (Live Interview)
  • Hustle Town Hour 1 – Concussions in the Sports Industry (Live Interview),
  • One Doctor May Have the Cure to a Billion-Dollar NFL Headache on Elitesportsny.com with Vincent Rapisardi (Podcast Interview)
  • Dr. Charles Simkovich Treats Roy Jones Jr.’s Concussion on WTAE TV Pittsburgh.

Contributing Writer

He has been a contributing writer for various publications, including:

  • Pittsburgh Sports Report
  • The North Journal and
  • The prestigious Pittsburgh Legal Journal

Previous Experience

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:

  • Autism Expo
  • The Pittsburgh Hospital Consortium
  • The WPIAL coaches and athletic director semi-annual meeting
  • The Learning Center and Dr. Pat Lemer’s autism roundtable discussions
  • The main speaker to patient and doctor groups in Austin, Texas, which was hosted by former University of Texas head football coach Fred Akers

Clinical Trials

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.

  • L.C. Greenwood Pittsburgh Steeler, member of the ``Steel Curtain``