Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Treatment in Asheville, NC

Brain Injury Recovery is Possible

We specialize in improving the quality of life for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Anoxic Brain Injury (TABI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Concussion, and more

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Surivor Stories: Brain Injury Rehabilitation Journeys


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 2017

Jon & Laura Grant

Laura, the wife of retired U.S. Navy Seal and TBI Survivor, Jon, shares how traumatic brain injury recovery is challenging but possible.

From the early days of survival and neural storming to great hope for the future; their story of faith, hope, determination, hard work, and never taking "No" for an answer inspires all who follow it.


Post Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

Ali's Story

After multiple concussions, Ali was left with debilitating symptoms. After feeling like she was just "plugging holes in a sinking ship" for years, Ali realized her symptoms were due to brain injuries, found APEX, and together found the pathway to recovery.


Ischemic Stroke (Clots), Hemorrhagic Stroke (Bleeds), TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), Cryptogenic Stroke

Irving's Story

Wife Ruth tells the story of her husband, Irving suffering a stroke in 2020 and their fight to recover. Irving has significantly improved thanks to APEX's intensive functional brain rehabilitation program with good reason to hope that Irving's condition will continue to improve.

Get your questions answered and understand treatment options by one of our board-certified physicians with extensive functional neurology experience.

Consultations are free 15-minute phone calls scheduled Monday through Friday.

About Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can cause a wide range of functional changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. It can also cause the total or partial functional loss of a body part.

The effects of TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. TBI can result in an acquired brain injury (ABI), which is an injury that occurs after birth and is not due to a genetic or congenital anomaly.

TBI can also result in a traumatic anoxic brain injury (TABI), which is caused by the interruption of oxygen flow to the brain.



No brain injuries are without their consequences and these injuries can cause mild, moderate, or severe brain and body dysfunction, depending on the severity of the damage.

TBIs can result in a wide range of cognitive, physical, and psychological challenges that require specialized treatment by a team of qualified medical professionals.

The road to recovery from a TBI is often long and difficult, but with the help of the type of functional neurology we practice at APEX Brain Centers, many people are able to return to their previous level of functioning.



Apex Brain Centers specialize in treating:

Brain Injuries

We specialize in improving the quality of life for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Anoxic Brain Injury (TABI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), concussion, and more.


Untreated, concussion symptoms can be debilitating and last for months or years. We can help you get your life back.


We use high-intensity neurological rehabilitation to help stroke survivors relearn lost skills, improve their quality of life, and regain independence.

How Brain Rehabilitation & Training Works for Brain Injury

The APEX Brain Centers Approach Has Helped Thousands Regain Function & Quality of Life


Every patient's brain rehabilitation and training journey begins with the creation of an individualized care plan by our board-certified physicians and is informed by the following:

  • Lab Work to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Cognitive Testing to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Comprehensive History including medical history, nutrition questionnaires, and lifestyle questions.

Neurological Rehabilitation

All APEX intensive rehabilitation programs combine treatment frequency, repetition, and duration multiple times per day to drive optimal patient outcomes.

  • Diagnostic Testing to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Rehabilitation Modalities to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Metabolic and Nutritional Therapy to identify and correct nutritional deficiencies and optimize nutritional supplementation.


Patients' rehabilitation and training care plans continue as long as needed through a combination of the following distance and in-person treatment elements.

  • Retesting to continue to monitor internal biochemistry and measure progress.
  • Nutrition therapy through supplements and education to optimize health and cognitive performance.
  • At-home training includes exercises, therapies, and personalized strategies for each individual.

Frequently Asked Questions about Brain Injury Treatment

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious medical condition that occurs when someone suffers a violent blow, bump or jolt to the head.

Falls, sports injuries, and motor vehicle accidents are three of the most frequent causes of TBI. TBI can also be caused by anoxic brain injury, which occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. Anoxic brain injury can be caused by drowning, near-drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, and drug overdoses.

Unfortunately, it is. TBI is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Each year, approximately 1.7 million people suffer a TBI in the U.S., and 52,000 of those people die as a result of their injuries.

Our physicians practice functional neurology, which is based on the understanding that the nervous system controls all functions of the body. Therefore, by stimulating and/or inhibiting specific areas of the nervous system, functional neurologists can improve a variety of neurological conditions, including TBI-related issues.

If you or someone you love has experienced a TBI, it's important you seek medical advice from a qualified health care provider like APEX Brain Centers. The easiest first step is to schedule a free consultation with one of our board-certified physicians who will evaluate your condition, answer your questions, and provide care recommendations.

Our Patients Own Words

"Before I went to APEX Brain Centers, I could barely get out of bed and function on a daily basis."

"Today, nearly a year after my initial visit to APEX I am still getting better every day."

"I feel so blessed to have found APEX Brain Centers. These are great people who do great work."

"I can't remember the last time I felt happy. Now, I am happy all of the time. I feel relaxed and at peace."

"Your work has made an enormous difference."

"I felt empowered after receiving two-weeks of brain training and being given a battery of take-home therapies."

"I don’t just believe I can be as good as I once was. I believe I will be even better."

"I am truly overcome with gratitude and humility. Thank you so much for being a part of my healing journey."

"I am finding myself again! I’ve come a far way in 5-days and I trust that it will only get better thereafter."

"I cannot put into words how grateful I am for helping me tap into my wellsprings of potential and discover my inner strengths, my ability to fly and start my healing."

"Thank you for your part in my journey to recovery."

"After my consultation with Dr. Trayford, I felt reassured that this is where I needed to be."

"For the first time, a doctor understood the language I spoke!"

Brain Injury Treatment Resources

Better Brain. Better Life. Better You!

Learn about brain function and how functional neurology can lead to better brain health.

Blog Articles

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Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as photobiomodulation, is an innovative treatment method with significant potential in brain rehabilitation. By using red, infrared, green, and ...
The Journey to Recovery Living and Coping with Stroke

The Journey to Recovery: Living and Coping with Stroke

Experiencing a stroke can be life-changing and the subsequent journey to recovery can be challenging both for the individual and their loved ones. At APEX ...
Life After Stroke Effective Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation

Life After Stroke: Effective Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation

Life after a stroke can be a challenging and uncertain time for patients and their families. The rehabilitation process is crucial in helping individuals regain ...

Podcast Episodes

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Navigating Brain Injury: A conversation with Laura Grant

Laura and Jon Grant discuss Jon’s incredible progress in recovering from his traumatic brain injury and Laura shares how caregivers can manage their own self-care.

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Concussion, MTBI and CTE

Dr. Trayford continues his discussion of the importance of proper treatment after a traumatic blow to the head. This is a very serious concern for anyone, especially athletes, parents, and coaches. Know the signs of a concussion. Make sure you seek proper treatment to minimize the painful and debilitating effects that can last a lifetime.

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APEX Brain Centers' Founder, Dr. Michael Trayford shares some sobering information about the real dangers of concussions.

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Concussion Biomarkers

APEX Brain Centers Founder, Dr. Michael S. Trayford explains the biomarkers of concussion and what you need to know about the symptoms of TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury.

Apex Brain Centers Services

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