Dr. Simkovich was born and raised in Belle Vernon, PA. Coming from a family with multiple disciplines in the medical field, Dr. Simkovich also had a keen interest in medicine and health care. Following High School and College he was accepted to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, graduating in 1984. He went into practice in January of 1985 in his hometown. After a year he moved to his present location in Wexford, PA, where he started his own practice in 1986.
Six months into his own practice, Dr. Simkovich became involved in research of cranial bone movement and their effect on brain function. This landmark research was the beginning of what is now Cranial Movement Therapy (CMT). Much of this early time was spent in Brooklyn, New York with Dr. Ferreri, a pioneer in the field.
Dr. Simkovich’s practice in 1986 became totally specialized with CMT, which has a high rate of success in resolving various brain diagnoses, including traumatic brain injury and concussions.
He has been featured in various publications such as “Pittsburgh Magazine,” the “Pittsburgh Press,” the “Beaver Valley Times”, the “Youngstown Vindicator,” “Private Clubs Magazine,” various boxing magazines, “Alternative Medicine” and many more. He has been interviewed extensively over the years on both radio and TV shows for his groundbreaking work, which has included Pittsburgh Today The Channel 4 noon news by Jim Scott, KDKA with Fred Honsburger and KDKA with Robb Pratte, KQV radio by Joe Destio, Channel 11 TV show “Talkin’ Pittsburgh” interview by Don Riggs, WTKN radio interview, Pittsburgh’s Country Music Station interview, his own call in radio talk show for a year on WMBA, and was On Air with Asa Aaron, Channel 11 for a TV interview about concussion, learning disabilities, and autism. Dr. Simkovich has also been featured on numerous sports talk shows including The Rudy Reyes Show with Dr. Simkovich talking about #Concussion #CTE #Truths (Live Interview), Dr. Charles Simkovich on News Radio KDKA with Aaron Hernandez, (Live Interview), Dr. Charles Simkovich on Sports790.iHeart.com with Jayson Braddock Discussing Tom Savage’s Concussion (Live Interview), NewsRadio 1020 KDKA with Rob Pratte Talking About Concussions & Brain Injuries with Dr. Simkovich, Dynasty Pulse by DFW on blogtalkradio.com with Dr. Charles Simkovich (Live Interview), Hustle Town Hour 1 – Concussions in the Sports Industry (Live Interview), One Doctor May Have the Cure to a Billion Dollar NFL Headache on Elitesportsny.com with Vincent Rapisardi (Podcast Interview), and Dr. Charles Simkovich Treats Roy Jones Jr.’s Concussion on WTAE TV Pittsburgh.
He has been a contributing writer for various publications, including the “Pittsburgh Sports Report”, the “North Journal” and the prestigious “Pittsburgh Legal Journal.”
The doctor has also served as the company physician for Gargaro Productions and the Pittsburgh Musical Theater, the Olympic Wrestling Trials, visiting doctor at the Rick Smith School of Golf in Naples Florida, and was on staff as the Concussion/Cranial Specialist for the Duquesne University men’s basketball team.
He has been a speaker at numerous conventions and lectures. He spoke at the Autism Expo, the Pittsburgh Hospital consortium, the WPIAL coaches and athletic director semi-annual meeting, The Learning Center, and Dr. Pat Lemer’s autism roundtable discussions to name a few. He was also the main speaker to patient and doctor groups in Austin Texas, which was hosted by former University of Texas head football coach Fred Akers.
After years of clinical success, we are excited to be in the initial stages of clinical trials that will produce evidence for the effectiveness of CMT.