Once treatment began, Christian began to acquire language in a "snowball" type manner just as young children typically do. Every day the pace of his language acquisition advanced by leaps and bounds. He was finally using words he had picked up from daily living experiences just as he had before his regression in early toddlerhood. We were extremely amazed by his rapidly advancing language skills. Finally he could express his wants and needs. This new ability enhanced Christian's life and development in countless ways.
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 understand everything I read.
I used to get tired after reading just one paragraph. My ability to concentrate was awful. Thanks to Dr. Simkovich’s treatment, I can now read several chapters without a problem.
I have suffered with concussion symptoms after have two whiplash injuries causing multiple symptoms including severe head and neck pain, dizziness and memory problems. I have trouble spelling simple words and often couldn’t remember my phone number and address. A friend of mine told me that I should see Dr. Charlie Simkovich. After trying other treatments without any success, I thought I would see Dr. Charlie. Now my mind feels clear, and I am able to remember simple things that I used to take for granted.
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.
I first met Dr. Simkovich when my daughter Angela was 8. The grade school that she was attending wanted my husband and I to admit her to a facility in Pittsburgh to have her evaluated and put on drugs until she responded to their satisfaction. We refused to do so. My daughter talked about ending her life because of the pressure she was under. We were referred to Dr. Simkovich by another doctor. After several treatments, Angela was able to finally read for the first time. She was so excited. Angela also displayed autistic characteristics, and would also tear her own hair out, pinch herself, and bang her head on any hard surface she would find. This all stopped after Dr. Simkovich began treating her. Her physical abilities began to slowly improve also. Angela was born with a genetic disorder called Fragile X Syndrome, but despite that, she is now a very happy person and lives life to the fullest.
Tom had the following problems: He could only hold a pen like a dagger; He would switch hands, usually mid-line on a page; He was unable to cross mid line with his left hand (he writes left handed); He had difficulty following instructions; He had difficulty handling multiple commands or thoughts.
When Tom had completed his treatment with Charles Simkovich and went back to his learning disability teacher for the first new session, she immediately asked, “What happened?!” She remarked to me that the change in Tom was “unbelievable”. She noticed the following things: His motor coordination was almost completely normal; He could hold a pen properly in his left hand, not like a dagger; He was not switching back and forth between hands while writing; He could cross the mid-line of a page, continuing to write with his left hand; He could follow instructions, even complex ones, he was tuning in instead of out; He was able to deal with multiple concepts and directions at one time; Tom was happier and remarked that Dr. Simkovich’s work “made it easier”. There was a tremendous boost in his confidence and self-esteem.
Later when Tom had further cranial/spinal adjustments by Dr. Simkovich, Linda Miller noticed “another surge” in Tom’s development. When I thanked Linda Miller, a learning disability specialist having her master’s degree in special education/learning disability and who has extensive experience in working with disturbed and mentally disabled kids, she stated: I can’t take credit for the help” (meaning that it was Dr. Simkovich, rather than she, who turned Tom around).
To: Athletes and Coaches:
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 also worked in the program, which allowed me to observe the program and the changes it makes from both a coach’s and parent’s perspective. Dr. Simkovich picked up on gait issue with my son during his first session with him. I can say that the improvements my son make in his coordination, foot speed and strength were accomplished quickly, and to a much larger degree than expected.
I would recommend this program to any athlete who wishes to improve their physical skills.
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 old 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 ADD medication 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 arranged to take my daughter to Pittsburgh during her spring break of her freshman year of college. After only a few treatments, 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 felt rejuvenated.
Upon returning to school, her reading comprehension improved dramatically such that she could understand and focus without the help of her ADD medication. Her grades improved tremendously, but the best part is that her self-confidence increased all thanks to the work of Dr. Simkovich.
Thanks to your great care, our son Rockwell has been dismissed from further speech therapy session that was treatment his verbal apraxia condition.
Rockwell has been receiving speech therapy one to two times per week since he was two year old (4 years total). Our speech therapist, Dr. Miller, released Rockwell much earlier than expected.
He has experienced great success in school and reading which attributable to the progress in his speech and cognitive functions.
Thank you for all of your treatment, support and insight! Your care is why our son’s progress has been extraordinary!
Dear Dr. Simkovich,
I want to let you know how well Michael is doing since his treatment in July.
The first evidence of success came after Michael took the hunter safety course to be able to get a junior hunting license. The class started at 6-9:30pm on Friday and then 8-4 on Saturday with the rest in the last hour. Out of 104 questions, which were true/false, multiple choice, essay, and matching, Mike missed 2. It’s a major miracle for him to be able to retain, sort out and keep it in proper order.
The first week of school, I went to his teacher and took the information I received from your office. I asked her to not treat Michael any differently than the other students in testing. For two years, he has had to have oral spelling tests to be able to achieve a passing grade. On his written tests, he would miss 11-14 out of 20 words. Last Friday he took his first written spelling test and got a 100%!
The anger and frustration are no longer a problem. He’s actually enjoying learning! We have seen such a big change in his attitude about school and homework. He’s bringing very little home where he used to bring 4-5 books home before and have almost the entire lesson to do in each subject. There is such a difference! Thank you so much for being there for these kids.
I am telling other mothers of L.D. children about you and Michael’s results. It has been worth every penny and second of time we invested.
Again, thank you so much!
A grateful mother,
My son Robert Michael Work became a patient of Dr. Charlies Simkovich. Dr. SImkovich has been treating Mike for dyslexia and learning disabilities.
Mike has been a L.D. student since 5th grade, Mike is now a senior at Moon High School. The last few months of his junior year, we noticed a big change in his school work. Mike came up from a D-C average to a C-B+ average. Mike said he noticed a big change after his first treatment. He was able to understand things more clearly in the classroom. Mike improved so much in reading, that I found him his room reading a book and he couldn’t put it down because he was enjoying the book so much. Mike never sat in his room before reading, in fact, I had a hard time getting him to read anything. Now it is a joy to see him so happy and enjoying class because he understands what is going on.
Mike is a football player for Moon High School. Mike hopes to get a full scholarship to a Division I school. Mike has improved so much this season; we know that he is feeling good about himself. Mike will be starting offense and defense lineman. Last year, Mike only started defense. We know that the only way to go is all the way to the top. Thanks to people like Dr. Simkovich who devoted so much of his time to helping people like my son.
Dear Dr. Simkovich,
About fifteen years ago, I brought my daughter Lottie to you for treatment. As a first grader, she had difficulty concentrating, comprehending, and retaining her school work.
I am proud to tell you that this summer Lottie will graduate with highest honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and plans to continue post graduate studies to become a professional in art.
Lottie still remembers the time she “had her head put back on straight” as she calls it.
Thank you and God bless your work,
I can’t thank you enough for providing the treatment that allowed my son to completely heal from his concussion. He was diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash injury from playing ice hockey in November 2014. We had tried many types of therapy over a period of about nine months prior to seeing you include physical and vestibular therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic. Although those therapies were helpful for some of his symptoms, my son continued to have daily headaches, fatigue, and dysfunction of his endocrine system. Fortunately, one of his doctors recommended you for therapy and it was the best decision we could have made.
During the four-day intensive treatment, my son noticed a significant decrease in the intensity of his headaches, improved energy, clearer thinking, and just an overall feeling of improved wellness. As we continued over the next several weeks with some of the other therapies (acupuncture, chiropractic), we noticed that he was responding much better than previously.
I am happy to tell you that six weeks after completing his intensive treatment, he was back playing ice hockey with his team and working at his usual level in school. Prior to his evaluation with you, I was starting to doubt whether he would ever play hockey again or be able to have academic success. Thanks to you, I have my son back.
When I was the offensive coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh football team, I was a patient of Dr. Charles A. Simkovich. While 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 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 it important to know what to do to improve yourself, but it is equally important to know that things that you do that are counter-productive, so that they can be avoided.
I referred one of our quarterbacks to Dr. Simkovich to see for myself if this treatment could make as much an improvement in a player’s ability as I suspected. The 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.
Even more impressive was the change in the way this quarterback threw the football and found his receivers. Before the treatment, he had poor field vision and had an extremely difficult time finding his receivers. After the treatment, he was able to find his receivers easily and was also much more accurate with his throws.
I remarked to Dr. Simkovich about the chain in this player’s ability to find his receivers and the improvement in his accuracy. He explained to me that he had objects with his eyes. The doctor treated the problem and that is why there was an improvement in the quarterback’s ability to find his receivers.
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.
I suffered with migraine headaches since I was 12 years of age. Currently, I am 53 years old. Over the years I have doctored with numerous MDs, Neurologists, Gynecologists, and Headache Specialists and Chiropractors. I progressed from there and I sought out a Headache Specialist from Cleveland Clinic, the head of Neurological services from WVU Hospital and the head of Gynecological services from WVU hospital. At this point, we had them narrowed down to hormonal migraines and I had a complete hysterectomy. This helped somewhat taking the headache count from 15/16 to 6/8 migraines each month. I had pills and self-injecting shots that would stop the migraine, but I didn’t like taking the medicine. It left me drowsy and sluggish. If you are a migraine sufferer, you know that you have to take the medicine or your day is finished. Your life stops until the migraine passes. This also left my head “foggy” on off headache days. I just didn’t feel well.
One day a family friend mentioned they too suffered from migraines. She sought treatment with Dr. Charles Simkovich and no longer suffers with the headaches.
It took me several months to finally make the initial appointment You see, I was very disgusted with all the failed doctor’s appointments, tests, medication trials, etc. I had been through a lot of treatment and I didn’t know if I had another headache appointment/discussion in me.
I started treated with Dr. Simkovich in September 2014. My headaches peaked at 16 during the treatment. Dr. Simkovich explained they may get worse before they get better and it is going ot take some time because I suffered for so long. He was right.
In June of 2015, my migraine count was only 3, two of them being slight migraines that didn’t progress to major ones. This is a major improvement going from migraines 50% of the month to only 3…
I am so glad I made the decision the give one more doctor a try. I must say that he hung in there with me and when I was discouraged he kept going. He was very confident in his ability, and I was used to it not working.
I am walking proof that his treatment words and will be referring others to him for migraine relief.
THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. SIMKOVICH!
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.