Management and Treatment
We are continually trying to find additional information and resources related to the management and treatment of post-TBI and concussion symptoms. If you do not find the answer you are looking for on this page, please contact our team for further assistance.
The Brain Health Academy
CTE Hope, in partnership with Faces of TBI, has launched the Brain Health Academy. The Brain Health Academy is a year-long subscription-based program designed to help you feel more supported, encouraged, educated, and most importantly, not alone in your TBI journey.
Each week you’ll receive a loving, positive, enlightening love-letter to your brain as well as an educational PDF with topics that may include:
- – healthy brain nutrition
- – yoga and meditation guides
- – brain supplement protocols
- – coping mechanisms
- – trusted resources
- – and more
In addition to the letter, you will receive lots of other goodies throughout the year to help guide you in your recovery. Additionally, you will be a part of a private community that will include:
- – monthly mixers via Zoom video chat
- – access to a closed Facebook group where we will discuss specific topics that we are struggling with
- – bi-weekly FB live videos
- – accountability partners
$100/year full access to the complete program. $50/year access to the community (monthly mixers, FB group). To join, click here.
Mental Health Resources
It comes as no surprise that many TBI survivors, and those potentially suffering from CTE, struggle with severe depression and anxiety, among numerous other mental and emotional health issues. CTE Hope recognizes the importance of mental health and self-care, so we are continuously looking for more resources and outlets we can provide to those who need them.
If you’re ever feeling lost or alone, know that you’re not. Please, reach out to a family member or a friend, call the national suicide prevention hotline, or reach out to a member of our team. There is hope.
Functional Neurology and Chiropractic Practices
Functional Neurology is based in the fact that areas of our brains are connected to specific parts of our bodies. The brain controls the body and the body gives feedback to your brain. This relationship is crucial to our health. Disturbances of the physiology in the nervous system, specifically the brain, can have detrimental effects on the body. Through Functional Neurology, certain groups of damaged neurons can be affected by various stimuli (manipulative therapy, diet control, brain training, etc.), thereby reducing the damage done and, in some cases, reversing it entirely. Functional Neurologists use various specially designed therapies to repair this relationship damaged by an individual’s injury and improve the performance of your brain and nervous system.
CTE Hope has worked with several Functional Neurologists and have seen tremendous improvements in those individuals we have referred. However, not every Functional Neurologist specialize in brain injury and concussions, so please do your research and contact us to ensure you are seeing the right professional. Two physicians we work closely with are highlighted below, but a downloadable list of Functional Neurologists throughout the US whom we would recommend can be found at the bottom of the page.
Dr. Jeremy Schmoe (DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABBIR) of Minnesota Functional Neurology and Chiropractic (MFNC)
Dr. Schmoe is a leading practitioner who works with patients from all over the country. He manages patients with complex neuro and metabolic conditions and has completed coursework in functional medicine. Dr. Schmoe specializes in helping patients who are suffering from concussions and complex brain injuries. He also sees patients with low thyroid issues, leaky gut, autoimmune, food allergies, and sensitivities as well as brain-gut axis interactions. He is an expert in Chiropractic Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine.
MFNC office evaluations and cutting-edge lab testing are employed to assess the function of the brain, nervous and immune systems. Harnessing comprehensive training, specialized expertise and cutting-edge lab testing, diagnostic equipment and therapies, they examine how brain function interacts with other systems in the body This unique perspective enables us to understand and effectively manage a wide variety of complex health conditions.
In addition, MFNC has recently become one of the first states in the MidWest to add a GryoStim machine in its therapy plans. GyroStim is a breakthrough technology that actively addresses balance & dizzy issues related to TBI and post-concussion symptoms. It has helped thousands of individuals get back to work, play, learn, and life.
CTE Hope has a close working relationship with Dr. Schmoe and MFNC and we have referred numerous TBI survivors to his practice, all of whom have experienced positive results and improvements. To learn more and to schedule a consultation with MFNC, contact our management and treatment team here or visit the MFNC website.
Dr. Chris Beckwith (DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABVR) of Beckwith Chiropractic Neurology of Bettendorf, IA.
Even when some nerve cells have been killed by injury or stroke, Dr. Beckwith may be able to help. Dead neurons cannot be regrown, but a neural pathway can often be found–“rewiring” the process to bring back some lost function. Dr. Beckwith’s thorough diagnostic process works to reveal the root cause of an ailment, rather than only its symptoms. He helps patients with individualized treatments for vertigo/dizziness, back and neck pain, chronic pain, fatigue or sleeping problems, concussion syndrome, migraines and “other headaches”, balance problems, cognitive problems (foggy thinking), movement disorders (tremors), brain and spinal cord injuries, nutritional and weight control support, auto accidents/whiplash, and much more.
CTE Hope has been working with Dr. Beckwith since the beginning and are incredibly impressed by the treatment he’s given to all we refer to his office and we have seen great improvements in everyone who has gone to his practice. To learn more and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Beckwith, contact our management and treatment team here or visit Dr. Beckwith’s website.