What is Concussion?

Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Common causes include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports injuries. Both severe cases of TBI and mild TBI, or concussions, can lead to long-term health complications such as depression, confusion, depression, cognitive decline, loss of motor skills, sleep disruption, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and more, sometimes many years after the injury.

Traumatic brain injuries and concussions damage the brain by disrupting or restricting blood flow to certain brain regions, which impacts their ability to function properly. We know that the brain needs an adequate supply of oxygen to repair damage – and that’s where The Aviv Medical Program comes in.

  • image of Groundbreaking clinical trial shows remarkable results for kids with TBI
  • Groundbreaking clinical trial shows remarkable results for kids with TBI

    The new study published in Scientific Reports shows that the protocol used by Aviv Clinics is a highly effective treatment for healing damaged brain tissue and relieving ongoing post-concussion symptoms. 

    The study found that participants in the treatment group experienced a significant increase in cognitive function. This included an improvement in their general cognitive score, as well as memory and executive function, following the HBOT treatment. Additional improvements included a positive change in brain structure, and an enhanced emotional score covering issues such as anxiety, depression and more.

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  • New hope for TBI & Concussion patients with the Aviv Medical Program

    Backed by over a decade of research, our customized program can combine cognitive and physical training, dietary coaching, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat the body and brain after a TBI or concussion.

    Benefits of the program include improved cognitive and motor functioning following the brain injury (such as attention, memory, focus, clarity, information processing coordination, balance, and gait) even long after the event.

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  • Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) can occur after a TBI

    Most head injury symptoms dissipate within a few weeks of the incident. Lingering concussion symptoms that last more than three months are a clear sign that your brain has not healed and additional treatment is needed. To assess you for post-concussion syndrome, Aviv physicians will review your health and concussion history, conduct a physical exam, and perform advanced MRI scans, SPECT scans, and neurocognitive and neurological tests.

    “HBOT can be successful because it addresses the cause of the symptoms, not just the symptoms alone. In combination with cognitive, physical, and nutritional coaching, some HBOT protocols can be very effective.” —  Dr. Mohammed Elamir, MD, FACP 

If you or a loved one experienced a concussion or TBI and are still suffering symptoms months or years after the injury, we may be able to help.

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  • How can the Aviv Medical Program help heal a Traumatic Brain Injury?

    At Aviv, we first diagnose the severity of the brain injury based on the results of a comprehensive three-day assessment to determine the extent of the damage and your suitability for treatment. We then develop a personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plan based on your test results that can include cognitive and physical training, dietary coaching, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) sessions.

    At the end of your treatment cycle, you’ll receive a detailed report of our findings, including your cognitive and physical improvements.

Aviv Clinics is changing the lives of TBI patients with the best-in-class medical program

The Aviv team created the Aviv Medical Program under the scientific leadership of Dr. Shai Efrati, Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at the Shamir Medical Center in Israel. Over 10,000 clients have successfully been treated with the Aviv protocol to date.

If you or a loved one experienced a concussion or TBI and are still suffering symptoms months or years after the injury, we may be able to help. Speak with an Aviv team member to learn if you’re a candidate for the program.

Speak with an Aviv team member to learn if you’re a candidate for the program.