EVERY TRAUMATIC
BRAIN INJURY IS UNIQUE.

YOUR TREATMENT SHOULD BE TOO.


Kaizen Concussion Program is our flagship program designed to closely monitor patients over a period of time to understand the trends and progression of their TBI to create individualized treatments and detect early signs of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

How did we start?

Our Story
View our video to learn more about Kaizen Brain Center’s mission to care for patients with brain trauma.

What is the science?

TBI can range in severity from mild to severe, based on the length of changes in consciousness, brain bleeding, and other neurological symptoms. The most common form of TBI is mild, also known as a concussion, which typically results in symptoms such as headache, vision changes, and dizziness lasting for 10-14 days. We call this a neurological event, which usually resolves with minimal intervention.

However, in about 40% of people, initial symptoms persist and may evolve to include mood and cognitive difficulties. This is referred to as Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS) and requires more focused interventions for prolonged symptom management. If left untreated, PCS can have a significant impact on day-to-day functionality and may result in disability.

Additionally, TBI is a risk factor for developing progressive neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and CTE, which can lead to the loss of brain cells over time. Our TBI Monitoring Program was created to closely follow patients at risk of these disorders and detect early signs of their development.



Why choose the Kaizen Concussion Program?

Expertise
We have a very highly specialized concussion team: a Neuropsychiatrist specializing in TBI, Brain Mapping, and Neuromodulation, Headache Neurologist and Sleep Neurologist, Neuropsychologist, and a Rheumatologist/Immunologist who will be working together in an interdisciplinary approach.

Advanced Diagnostics
We use cutting-edge neuroimaging protocols with our imaging partners and blood tests that can monitor brain inflammation (neuroinflammation), abnormal proteins that may indicate damage to brain cells (neurons), screening for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Innovative Treatments
We offer a broad range of innovative treatments, including personalized transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which has been our niche, and have learned to combine different treatments.

Personalized Care
Kaizen Brain Center is a neuroscience-based, data-driven center, which means that we collect individual patient data, which helps us develop personalized care plans.

Tracking symptoms and trends
We use our platform to monitor concussion symptoms, which helps us to develop personalized care plans. Patient have reported that they feel empowered as they can track their progress.

Treatments

Kaizen Accelerated TMS (KATMS): Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation (TMS)
, a non-invasive treatment that involves targeting
specific areas in the brain affected by concussion.

  • Medication: Medications that treat TBI and associated symptoms (e.g. headache medications, cognitive enhancers, mood stabilizers, antidepressants).
  • Neurofeedback: Non-invasive computer-based treatment that measures brain waves and provides individuals with real-time feedback to help with self-regulation skills.
  • Cognitive training: Treatment aimed at improving brain-related abilities such as memory, attention, and executive functioning through cognitive strategies and techniques.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation: Treating balance issues with a highly specialized vestibular therapist for TBI
  • Visual rehabilitation: Treating vision changes using innovative light therapy
  • Sleep management: Utilizing therapies and ways to help develop consistent, restful sleep.
  • Wellness program: A holistic approach to health that considers multidimensional aspects of wellbeing, helping to redefine and improve brain health.

Program Goals

  • Treat symptoms of concussion with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach.
  • Detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and CTE to provide early intervention and develop personalized treatment plans.
  • Improve the patient’s quality of life and slow down the progression of any neurodegenerative disorder that may develop due to their TBI.

 Kaizen Accelerated TMS (KATMS) for TBI


Science/Education

Our brains work like an orchestra. When various instruments play in harmony they can perform beautiful, soulful music. Similarly, when brain connections and circuits are in sync, the brain can function optimally. Unfortunately, an instrument might break or the brain may become injured. Both disrupt function and lead to problems. In the case of TBI/concussion, these problems might include significant symptoms such as headaches, vision/balance issues, cognitive difficulties, brain fatigue, and mood/emotional dysregulation.

In summary, TBI damages brain connections/circuits.

How did it start?

Dr Mohammed Ahmed and Dr Shan Siddiqi, Harvard Neuropsychiatrist both neuropsychiatrists and experts in TBI/TMS, have always believed that TBI is a very distinct condition that is involved with damage to specific brain connections/circuits and TMS can be used to repair these connections.

Dr Siddiqi published his first study, showing these circuits involved in TBI in 2018 (link) using brain mapping at Harvard. They both worked together to implement the network mapping technology to target brain networks involved in TBI using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive FDA-approved treatment for depression.  Kaizen Brain Center became the first clinical center in the nation with this advance, personalized TMS protocol for TBI.  Since then, we have helped numerous TBI patients, including veterans and professional NFL players.



TMS Video Testimonials


Kaizen Brain Center Testimonial (Justin) .


Kaizen Brain Center Testimonial- Francesco


Kaizen Brain Center Testimonials- Dan


What is the latest research on this?

Dr. Shan Siddiqi was finally able to show how TBI is indeed a distinct condition affecting specific brain circuits. You can just read the article here and make sure you listen to his talk in the link. You might have to watch it a few times as it might be a bit complex initially.

In summary, TBI damages brain connections/circuits, and TMS can help repair them. 


Additional information

Dr Siddiqi profile