Case Study: Teen’s Post-Concussion Recovery

Posted on : 27 Apr 2017 | 2 Comments

Goal: 18 months after a significant concussion, reduce substantial PCS symptoms, return to full-time schooling and graduate

Client: Rachel*
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

Rachel came to PeakBrain after experiencing a concussion in a car accident about 18 months prior. For almost two years, Rachel suffered from the debilitating effects of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), including severe migraines and tension headaches, nausea, vertigo, fatigue, anxiety, brain fog and comprehension issues, poor sleep, and emotional volatility. She was unable to attend school full-time or participate in her after-school activities.

Rachel began her program with PeakBrain and after her first few sessions began noticing improvements in her sleep, nausea, headaches, anxiety and cognitive abilities. For the first time, she was no longer waking multiple times a night due to her severe nausea and was able to sleep through the entire night.

Rachel’s post-concussion trauma included difficulties with focus and reading comprehension, a serious hindrance for a high school junior. After her fourth session, Rachel reported improvement in her reading and comprehension:

“I am able to understand and focus more on what I am reading. Continued increase in relaxation and a more positive mood.”

Less than 3 weeks into PeakBrain’s program, Rachel completed her first full day at school.

At her 14th session, Rachel said:

“This week I have been much more focused on my school work and I understand all concepts I’m being taught much better. Academically I thrived this week based on my ability to concentrate and understand better. The last time I felt this great was two years ago before my concussion!”

After 18 months of coping with life-altering symptoms from her concussion and trials of many other remedies, a 9-week program of training at PeakBrain resolved virtually all of Rachel’s symptoms.

Today, Rachel continues her training program at PeakBrain to maintain her peak performance and is well on her way to restoring her Peak Life!

*This case study is of an actual PeakBrain client. The name has been changed to protect the privacy of our client.

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2 responses to “Case Study: Teen’s Post-Concussion Recovery”

  1. Juan P. says:

    Remarkable! About how long is your program? How many sessions? Are there other case studies for concussion recovery? I have had longstanding symptoms from a childhood head injury and I’m wondering if this could help me.

    • Leah Looten says:

      Hi Juan! On average, our programs take about 6 weeks, though every client is different and we work with you to create a personalized plan for you based on your individual assessment and review of your goals and needs. We’ll post more case studies soon, but please feel free to contact us ( or 972-449-0441) and we’ll share accounts of more soon! We’ve seen GREAT success with those suffering from concussions and PCS.

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