Simkovich Testimonials

Simkovich Concussion Institute has successfully

treated patients who have traveled

from over 38 of the United States and 8 countries across the globe

“My children got their Mom back”.

“Dr. Simkovich gave our son his life back.”

Tyler Kennedy – Drafted 99th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2004. 

“To learn more about concussions and concussion prevention, I encourage you to visit Simkovich Concussion Institute’s website at or give them a call. Tell them TK sent you.”

Cameron JohnsonUniversity Of North Carolina / First Round Draft Pick in the 2019 NBA Draft – Phoenix Suns

“I became a patient of Dr. Simkovich’s when I had a concussion in high school. His treatment quickly resolved the symptoms I was experiencing totally. Since then he has treated me throughout my entire college basketball career, which just ended at UNC. There was a very noticeable improvement in my skills, shooting, balance and hand-eye coordination with each treatment. I ended my senior season averaging 16.9 points per game and shooting 46% from three point range! I thank Dr. Simkovich for all of his help!”

Diane Sippel – Pittsburgh, PA

“My daughter was in an auto accident and diagnosed w concussion. We referred to treatment w Dr. Simkovich and saw immediate improvement in her. I also had head trauma and concussion in the last. I was so impressed w the treatment adjustments I have been keeping regular appts for myself. I can feel the results w less compression in my skull and cervical spine.”

Dawn Stein – Pittsburgh, PA

“People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” My daughter and I are truly grateful for the time we spent with Dr. Simkovich. He has transformed her life in such a positive way. She began to show symptoms of a mild brain trauma in her junior year of high school. She lost her ability to concentrate for periods of time. She showed symptoms of depression and started to have OCD tendencies at the same time. She began playing competitive soccer at 7 years and the header was her favorite way to contact the ball. By her freshman year of college, her symptoms had gotten worse. She couldn’t sleep through the night and would have anxiety attacks. She began to need Attention Deficit Disorder medicine to study at all. Her grades were sub-par to say the least. I found out about Dr. Simkovich through a friend and I immediately arrange to take my daughter to Pittsburgh during her spring break of her freshman year of college. After only a few treatment, she felt the benefits. She was able to sleep through the night for the first time in months. The cloud of depression-like symptoms that hung over her head lifted and she felt rejuvenated. Upon returning to school her reading comprehension improved dramatically such that she could understand and focus without the help of A.D.D. Medicine. Her grades improved tremendously, but the best part is that her self-confidence increased thanks to the work of Dr. Simkovich.”

Dermonti Dawson (Former NFL Center for the Pittsburgh Steelers 1988-2000)

“I once was plagued with balance problems. Being a professional athlete, I cannot afford to have balance problems. I started going to Dr. Simkovich for treatment. After a few treatments, I began to see great improvement with my balance. My balance is no longer a problem for me, thanks to the treatment given by Dr. Simkovich.”

LC Greenwood (Former NFL Linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers)

“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 I understand everything I read.”

Therese Venable – Tulsa, OK

“I have been suffering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury for the last 13 years. I also have a severed nerve in my eye and severe damage to my inner ear which affected my equilibrium and caused me to fall a lot…at least a couple times a month, resulting in many concussions. I had constant brain fog, severe memory issues – I was prescribed a drug for early onset alzheimer’s -, I was unable to take more than one step, heel to toe, without falling. I was breaking bones from falling and always black and blue with numerous trips to the ER. These are just the most severe complications. There are more. I was so desperate for healing, I traveled from Oklahoma to Wexford, PA to see Dr. Simkovich. No more brain fog, my memory is vastly improved, I haven’t fallen in about two months (since my treatment), and I can walk backwards and forward heal to toe across a room without falling! Dr. Simkovich changed my life. I would highly recommend anyone with a TBI to get treatment from him. I would have done whatever necessary to get into his office and I’m so very glad I did.”

Charles Little – Economy, PA

“This is just my second day of treatment, but have already noticed changes starting. Dr Simkovich is very knowledgeable and efficient and personable… So I’m sitting in Dr Simkovich’s office for day #2 of 4 and am already blown away by the progress! I have already noticed a change in my balance, and sense of smell. He is also addressing eye focus and memory. This guy is nationally known for his work with concussion patients/ athletes and I am so grateful for my dear friend Diane for recommending him. I’ve had 3 known concussions, 2 other head traumas, and been in 2 comas in my life – didn’t realize the cumulative effect of all these 😳 I came here for help with the drastic change in my memory, and am getting better balance, better focus, and getting my sense of smell back! Praise God I’m a happy boy!!”

Christy VanArsdale – Pittsburgh, PA

“My son had delayed motor development, difficulty processing information, and difficulty remembering things. We had tried OT, PT, nutritionist, and neurologist and had no success. Then we discovered Dr. Simkovich. After a couple visits with Dr. Simkovich, my sons was picking up motor skills that he was unable to do with PT and OT. He went from getting D’s an F’s to A’s and B’s in school. My son has been seeing Dr. Simkovich for almost 3 years now and I honestly don’t know what we would do without Dr. Simkovich. Everyone at Simkovich Concussion Institute is incredibly friendly and professional. He has one of the nicest office staff I have been around. I am so grateful to have this quality doctor in the Pittsburgh area.”

Steve Mooshagian (Former Wide Receivers Coach – Cincinnati Bengals) – Ventura County, CA

“In 1997, when I was the offensive coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh football team, I was a patient of Dr. Charles A. Simkovich. While I was in his office one day, I became aware of the fact that Dr. Simkovich had treated many athletes with a “special” procedure that actually improves their athletic ability.

This interested me, because as a coach, I am always searching for newer and better ways for my players to improve their performance… to help them reach their full potential and be the best possible athlete that they can be. We spoke at length about the procedure. He filled me in on some details about the procedure and even demonstrated a few of the techniques on me. He also showed me a common exercise that had detrimental effects. The changes were not only surprising, but they were immediate. The doctor made a good point that not only was important to know what to do to improve yourself, but it is equally important to know the things that you do that are counterproductive, so they can be avoided.

I referred one of our quarterbacks to Dr. Simkovich to see for myself if this treatment could make as much of an improvement in a player’s ability as I suspected. This particular young man had loads of potential that he just wasn’t realizing.

The changes in this player were, to say the least, dramatic! In just two weeks after his treatment, his times in agility drills were reduced by several tenths of a second. His forty yard dash time went from 5.4 seconds to 5.1 seconds.

It is exciting to know that there is a treatment that is able to literally improve someone’s coordination and athletic ability. I am not aware of any other such program.

As a coach, I feel that this work is imperative for any athlete that is serious about improving their skills.”

Diana Walter – Triad, WV

“I am forever grateful that my Doctor shared with me the powerful results of treatment for head injuries in his own family with Dr Simkovitch. When I first came to Dr Simkovich I was suffering from symptoms from my first concussion and had sustained a second one. I was under the care of Dr Collins at UPMC when I went for my consultation with Dr Simkovitch. Because I needed to know for myself and still had issues from my first concussion after care at UPMC, I strictly treated with Dr Simkovitch and then returned for follow up at UPMC. Tests confirmed ( as did my symptoms) that I had recovered fully and quickly. Incredible!! I then brought my son to Dr Simkovitch as well. He had previously been treated at UPMC for a head injury but had residual lingering symptoms. He did the intensive while on college break with awesome results. He is now learning and RETAINING successfully in dental school. We are so blessed and working to pay it forward with referrals to Dr Simkovitch to help others!”

MaryAnn Rayman – Pittsburgh, PA

“Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have found Dr. Simkovich! It truly was an answer to prayer.
My son had suffered several concussions. With his last one he started his treatment within the UPMC concussion program. (As we had prior) His progress was very slow. They tried medication, vestibular therapy, glasses and more. We continued that route for approximately 6 months. During this time he became more discouraged and was feeling like he would never be well again. He was struggling with his studies and was unable to return to baseball. We knew we had to find something or someone who could help him and thankfully we did. Dr Simkovich saw him for an evaluation and assured us he could help. He did the 4 day intensive treatment and this was the fix! On his second day of treatment you could see the improvement in his eyes and even his hearing! In 3 weeks we returned to UPMC concussion rehab for exit testing, because he needed to be cleared with them, to play baseball again. The physical therapists were all astounded by his progress! When they saw that he was scheduled for exit testing, they thought that there would be NO way that he would be passing. He was put through an intense exit test and he passed, surprising them all! We then went back to the concussion doctor, she too was very pleased and he was released. He returned to class and has since made the Dean’s list and could see the baseball more clearly than ever! His overall well-being was back. His overall happy personality was back.”

“We are and will always be so thankful for how Dr Simkovich was able to help him. We continue to tell everyone we meet, if they or someone they know has been dealing with a concussion or other symptoms he treats, that they NEED to see him.
We will be forever thankful to God for leading us to Dr. Simkovich. The treatments my son received healed him and gave him his life back!”

Mark, Sarah & Abbey Smyth – Gibsonia, PA

“My daughter was treated by Dr. Simkovich when her academic performance began to suffer without explanation. We came to find out that a sporting injury to her head, was actually a concussion. We begin treatment immediately after learning concussions do not heal themselves. Within a short span of time her grades improved and so did her attitude and outlook. We can say with confidence now she has been restored to good health, and are very grateful to the Doc, and his team!”

Dr. Carlos Mayer-Costa – Butler, PA

“Tamara was in a motor vehicle accident on December 16, 2014 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. This caused her to have post concussive syndrome along with symptoms of memory issues, trouble focusing, unsteady gait, involuntary muscle movements and lack of coordination on her left side along with several other symptoms. She still has residual problems including difficulty with fine motor skills that require continued treatment. She has seen multiple specialists for this. She is seeing Dr. Simkovich specifically for the post concussive syndrome symptoms. He is not providing any manipulation with her treatment. Give her symptoms and their severity, I feel that she requires this treatment and that it is medically necessary.”

Laura Magers – Slippery Rock, PA

“Cranial Movement Therapy is not like other current methods that are used to treat concussions. This Cranial Movement Therapy actually reverses the symptoms of concussion.”

Niecie Knight – Cranberry, PA

“Me and my husband were in a car accident and he has been working with us,very professional and easy to work with.”

Christopher Jones – Cranberry Township, PA

“Dr. Simkovich is in a league of his own. I have worked with neurologists, orthopedic concussion doctors, neuro-ophthalmologists, and a multitude of vestibular therapists since my traumatic brain injury. Dr. Simkovich has been the only medical professional to aid and augment my recovery in a sizable manner. He is very astute, a broad thinker and has been a pleasure to work with.”

Danny Nee (Head Basketball Coach, Duquesne University)

“The Duquesne University basketball team has worked with Dr. Simkovich’s Athletic Engineering program for the past year. The results were impressive, with significant improvements measured in their vertical leap, standing broad jump, and in the weight room.

My son who also worked in the program, which allowed me to observe the program and the changes it makes from both a coach’s and a parent’s perspective. Dr. Simkovich picked up on a gait issue with my son during his first session with him. I can say that the improvements my son made in his coordination, foot speed, and strength were accomplished quickly, and to a much larger degree than I expected. I would recommend this program to any athlete who wishes to improve their physical skills.”

Samantha Bogear – New Castle, PA

“Loved our experience with him, gave us the answers we have been looking for!”

James Smithco – Cranberry Township, PA

“Dr. Simkovich is like a hero. I suffered from a concussion for about 8 weeks. I tried all of the “normal” treatments/therapy and nothing was working. I thought it was going to take months to get over. My mom did some research and found out about Dr. Simkovich. I signed up for a 4 day intensive treatment. I can truly say that I felt relief immediately. He was also able to fix other problems from previous blows to my head. As the weeks go on, I continue to feel better and better. I highly recommend Dr. Simkovich to anyone who has had a concussion, whether it be minor or severe.”

 Hunter Akers – Austin, TX

“Dr. Simkovich is amazing. He is legitimately one of very few people on the entire planet who have the knowledge he has about the cranial structure and how to repair damage done to the brain. Practically no one has the knowledge he has about fixing the brain. Within two treatments of working with Dr.Simkovich I noticed a significant improvement in myself and how I felt. It absolutely helped my anxiety and all other negatives from my previous concussions that I was dealing with immediately. I was so taken back by how quickly I felt the results that I thought to myself “maybe I was wrong about how injured I was” and the very next day I sat in on a treatment with another young lady who had multiple concussions as well and his treatments gave her the exact same results. He is just really that good at what he does. Then as the months went on I continued to improve and feel better. I am getting my ability to remember things consistently and I haven’t dealt with any anxiety or psychological issues since working with Dr. Simkovich. Like I said he’s amazing.”

Scott Edgell – Lancaster, PA

“If you have suffered a head injury and are living with the debilitating effects of a concussion there is no need to suffer endlessly.
I suffered my head injury 30 years ago in the military and slowly declined over the years until the symptoms were so bad the quality of my life deteriorated to the point I could barely function.”

Unaware of what was happening I visited many doctors and specialists with everyone presenting the same conclusion they didn’t know what was causing the symptoms and they had no answer or cure. I tried rehab and different vision therapies with limited results.
Thankfully I found Dr Simkovich and immediately scheduled an appointment. If you are reading this post you have the same questions and concerns I did. Is this real and does it work? I can personally attest the treatment is real and works. I only wish I had found Dr Simkovich years ago and could have ended the symptoms and effects of my head injury when my accident occurred.
Dr Simkovich is very caring and passionate about the patient and treatment. The office staff is fantastic and will ensure you are well taken care of during your visit.”

I usually do not post reviews however I know what it is like to suffer the affects of a concussion and promised myself I would do everything possible to let people know there is a legitimate treatment available that can alleviate your symptoms. I encourage you to schedule an appointment or phone consultation to discuss your symptoms and treatment with Dr Simkovich. I promise you it will be the best decision of your life.”

 Melissa Valenti – Westmoreland City, PA

“Amazing! I am grateful beyond words to have found Dr. Simkovich! I was told by UPMC that nothing could be done to treat my concussion. They could give me medications but that was it. After 4 months of treatment I can say that I am truly healed! I feel better than I have in over 20 years! MSR”

Paula Witt Gilbert – Valley Grove, WV

“He has helped two family members. Excellent staff!!! Wonderful doctor!!! They all know their patients and their families. Our family highly recommends!”

Mark Shrager – Settlers Cabin, PA

“My daughter was treated by Dr. Simkovich when her academic performance began to suffer without explanation. We came to find out that a sporting injury to her head, was actually a concussion. We begin treatment immediately after learning concussions do not heal themselves. Within a short span of time her grades improved and so did her attitude and outlook. We can say with confidence now she has been restored to good health, and are very grateful to the Doc, and his team!”

Gus Frerotte – Former NFL QB

“Five Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!”

Antonio Caligiuri – Bishop, CA

“I began seeing Dr. Simkovich after experiencing concussion-like symptoms following a minor car accident last winter. I experienced a significant improvement in acute symptoms after just a couple of treatment sessions. As treatment continued, I also saw improvements in cognitive function, memory, and concentration, all of which had clearly been affected by previous concussions. Cranial movement therapy significantly improved my quality of life and Dr. Simkovich continues to be my top recommendation to those suffering from TBI in the Pittsburgh area.”

Bob Cieslinksi – Leechburg, PA

“I suffered a concussion a couple of years ago from a student who hit me in the head with a bass drum mallet. I had memory issues and constant dizziness along with pressure and fullness in the head. I saw Dr. Simkovich and I am amazed how awesome I feel after just a week of treatments. He really cares about his patients and their well being. The whole staff are very friendly and I plan on telling everyone I know this is the place to go for treatment. I was having balance, memory and focus issues after I suffered a concussion. I feel like a new person now after Dr. Simkovich’s concussion therapy. I can remember things now and I am back to being a musician again. He changed my life.”

Jessica Startari – Pittsburgh, PA

“I’ve been seeing Dr. Simkovich for along time now. I didn’t know why I felt the way I did until my first exam when he explained what was going on, I felt like I finally had some understanding of years of suffering. The girls in the office are great and even with a full waiting room, it doesn’t take too long to be seen. My husband is in his care also now and we are both feeling so much better. Dr. Simkovich is always great with my 3 year old who has to tag along! He’s one of the most compassionate specialists I’ve ever seen.”

Vicky Rajnovic – Pittsburgh, PA

“His treatment really works! Great improvement after my first visit ! His treatment works highly recommend Dr Simkovich 😍.”

Alanna Haefner – Pittsburgh, PA

“This process changed my life. After suffering numerous concussions in high school, I experienced tremors in my arms and legs, extreme headaches, blurred vision and black outs. I had the symptoms for years, and I was told it was just something I would have to live with until I was referred to Dr. Simkovich. After one week of treatment I had almost no symptoms. My grades in grad school went up an entire letter grade and I was able to return to working out and driving without the fear that I would have another black out. I am SO thankful that a doctor like this exists so close to home. I would recommend this treatment to anyone.”

Seth Dresbold – Pittsburgh, PA

“5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!”

Anita Morse – McHenry, IL

“I have had exceptional care. I am cared for with respect and consideration. The treatment always helps any symptoms he is treating. I would and do recommend him to all my friends, family and strangers.”

Dr. Beverly Grabski – Industry, PA

“Dr. Simkovich is truly amazing! He has worked wonders for me. I thank you!!! Dr. Grabski”

Traci Trent – Grove City, OH

“Best concussion Doctor around.”

Ruth Butler – Pittsburgh, PA

“Last May, I fainted in church and hit my head. This resulted in a concussion.Without delay, I went to be treated by Dr. Simkovich. I made a complete recovery which I would not have done without his care. He is simply the best.”

Father George Livanos – Washington, PA

“Highly recommended !!!”

Jay Nodianos – Beaver Falls, PA

“This was the only treatment that helped me with my concussion and migraines… I am thankful and highly recommend Simkovich Concussion Institute.”

Susan Ritzheimer Kelly – Pittsburgh, PA

“I’ve been dealing with a concussion since 2012. I’ve tried doctors, concussion clinic, vestibular therapy, neurologists, medication, herbs and vitamins, acupuncture, NUCCA chiropractic ( helped ). By far the most help I’ve received has been from Dr. Simkovich and Cranial Movement Therapy. I got my first treatments in July. I was so nervous to try this because of all the failed treatments I’ve had. I am so glad I did it! I am no longer dizzy. At all. I don’t have to take breaks throughout the day and rest so much. Anxiety is lessening. I am able to go out at night and not feel horrible and have to rest for days. Less headaches. Just amazing. I have another treatment next week. I’m so thankful.”

Chloe Amouyal – Newton, MA

“After two years of residual concussion symptoms (headaches, difficulty remembering, mood difficulties, etc.), Dr. Simkovich made me myself again. He is caring, patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at what he does. I am very grateful for the treatment I received at Simkovich Concussion Institute – It works!!”

Kevin Lajeunesse

“My treatments have made an enormous difference and dramatically improved my symptoms.”

Michael Stritzinger – Burgettstown, PA

“5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!”

Robert Strickland – Pittsburgh, PA

“5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!”

Patty Giese

“5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!”

Blake Bassett – New Brownfels, TX

“My experience with Dr. Simkovich has been nothing short of miraculous. He is a consummate professional and expert in his field. He forewarned every side effect and feeling of irregularity throughout the cranial movement therapy procedure. From the moment I met him, he conveyed confidence in his procedure and the science that backed it. His confidence was well warranted since the results I’ve experienced have predictably changed my life for the better. Thank you to Dr. Simkovich for fostering a culture of healing and welcomeness. His procedure has delivered me from chronic, debilitating headaches and blessed me beyond compare.”


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