Multiple Concussion Rehabilitation Results  

College Lacrosse player on rehabilitation from multiple concussions
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Age: 20


This patient is a 20 year old male who had played lacrosse competitively throughout high school but quit after one season at the college level. He had 9 concussions over his lifetime, the last occurring about 9 months previous to his first fMRI. He experiences constant headaches (a 6-7 on the pain scale) and has broad cognitive difficulties including speech paraphasia. The patient underwent an fMRI assessment that showed serious deficits in very specific cognitive areas. Based on the assessment, a targeted rehabilitation program was created for the patient.

Over the course of only a few weeks undergoing targeted speech and occupational therapy (that also included using a well known brain “exercising” service where patients perform brain games and cognitive exercises) the patient showed significant improvement in several cognitive areas. The patient also noted that he felt significantly better in the cognitive areas he had struggled with for so long without therapy.

Summary: The results are astounding, and show that the patient’s brain functioning became far more normalized after targeted rehabilitation in a very short period of time. Notus NeuroCogs™ fMRI tools made possible this targeted treatment that in turn led to a very fast rehabilitation. Furthermore, Notus NeuroCogs™ allowed for the measurement of the patient’s rehabilitation by providing physicians solid metrics to compare the results against.

Pre and post-therapy test results for the patient in all 6 Notus NeuroCogs™ exams are shown below for comparison, revealing the significant normalization of the patient’s cognitive performance after the targeted therapy. “Time 1″ represents the patient’s brain functioning before rehabilitation and “Time 2″ depicts the patient’s brain functioning after rehabilitation. Remember that “normal” is having tick marks close to the middle of the chart, not too high and not too low. For more information on how to read and understand the statistical charts click here.

(Note that two of the test results presented below, f-TMT™ and f-VMT™, also include corollary functional images that can be matched with the statistical reports for a nice visual understanding of the test results).

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